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John Conlan

John Conlan

Partner

Expertise

  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate and Business

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile
Primarily focused on providing advice to corporations, John specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial contracting. John has assisted New Zealand and international corporates and financial institutions to structure and complete a number of domestic and cross border transactions.

John’s in-depth knowledge of corporate law, coupled with his financial expertise, means he can quickly provide you with specific advice for your unique circumstances.

John’s clients include Z Energy, AMP Capital Investors, Brookfield Global Asset Management and Souter Investments.

Education

LLB, BCom (University of Otago, 2003)
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets | Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Project Financing

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ranked as a Next Generation Partner – Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Ranked as a Notable Practitioner – Banking & Finance, Capital Markets (Equity) and M&A, IFLR1000
Articles

NZX Announces Additional Class Waiver and Ruling in Response to COVID-19
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

On 26 March, NZX Regulation announced an additional class waiver and ruling for issuers in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. This follows two previous waivers announced earlier in the month. The NZX’s media release is available here.   Who needs to read it? Why? The NZX’s announcement will be of interest to all listed issuers, particularly those considering their capital raising needs in the coming months...

NZX Announces Cass Waivers in Response to COVID-19
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

On 19 March, NZX Regulation announced two class waivers for issuers in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. The NZX’s release can be found online.   Who needs to read it? Why? The NZX’s announcement will be of interest to all listed issuers, particularly those: considering their capital raising needs in the coming months; and/or facing internal and external pressures that may impact their ability to meet their financial reporting obligations...

New Powers to be Introduced to Overseas Investment Rules
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2019

Associate Finance Minister, the Hon. David Parker, has announced further changes to the Overseas Investment Act (the Act). The changes signalled include: National interest test A new national interest test would grant the Minister power to decline an application where the Minister considers the investment not to be in the national interest. The Hon...

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