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Joe is an experienced partner and previous Russell McVeagh board member, specialising in corporate and commercial law. Joe has a reputation for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities work. He provides clients with clear advice on listed and unlisted company takeovers, assets and share acquisitions and disposals, and offers of securities, helping them to achieve commercial outcomes. He has a number of clients in the energy field, where his 30 years of experience delivers unparalleled results for clients.
Joe enables clients to make successful commercial deals, and has recently advised Allnex on its acquisition of Nuplex Industries by way of a scheme of arrangement, and Trustpower on its successful demerger into two separate NZX and ASX listed companies.
Joe's experience includes advising:
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland.
Before joining Russell McVeagh in 2004, Joe had been a partner at another large New Zealand law firm for 12 years.
He was admitted to practise law in New Zealand in 1985.
Joe is recognised as a leading Corporate and M&A lawyer by the Legal 500 2022 Guide, as well as the Chambers and Partners' Asia-Pacific 2023 Guide and Global 2021 Guide. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® New Zealand Guide 2023 in the fields of Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law, Energy Law, and Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice, and was named Capital Markets 'Lawyer of the Year' in the Best Lawyers® New Zealand 2018 guide. Our Corporate Advisory team was named New Zealand's top deal firm at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards, and Joe co-led the team that won 'Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year' at the awards.
Joe was named a finalist in the 'NZ Dealmaker of the Year' category in the 2022 Australasian Law Awards.
He is described as 'the one for difficult questions for leading corporates' in the Legal 500 Guide.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Energy and Renewables
International Trade and Investment
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Technology and Digital
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory
Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory