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Ian is a member of the Russell McVeagh Board and a partner in the Corporate Advisory Group. He focuses on public and private M&A, equity capital markets transactions, joint ventures and general listed and unlisted corporate advisory. Ian regularly provides advice to boards and senior leadership teams on significant transactions and other critical issues facing their business.
Ian has advised clients on complex and high-profile transactions in New Zealand and in the United States, during his time in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In recent years, Ian has advised on transactions awarded 'New Zealand Deal of the Year', 'M&A Deal of the Year', 'Capital Markets Deal of the Year', and 'Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year' at the New Zealand Law Awards. He is also part of the team that took out 'Deal Team of the Year' at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards.
Ian’s clients range across major corporates, financial institutions, investment banks and private equity.
Most recently, he has advised:
Other representative transactions include advising:
Mergers and acquisitions
Joint ventures, corporate restructures and other transactions
LLB (Hons First Class), BCom, University of Otago.
Ian was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2008 and New York in 2014.
Ian is part of our Corporate Advisory team, which has been named New Zealand's top deal firm at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards.
Ian was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in New Zealand 2021 in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and was recognised by Asialaw Profiles 2018 for Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, and is described as "outstanding - personable and knowledgeable" in the 2019 IFLR1000 client feedback.
Mergers and Acquisitions
International Trade and Investment
Technology and Telecommunications
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Technology and Telecommunications
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory
Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory