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Lance is a special counsel with extensive corporate law experience. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, inbound overseas investment and general corporate matters for key clients of the firm. Lance is known for his technical skill, client-focused commercial approach, and his ability to lead large and complex matters and gain exceptional results. Prior to joining the firm, Lance worked for seven years in London and three years in Sydney at major international firms on cross-border M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions.
Lance is one of New Zealand's leading experts on the Overseas Investment Act, having advised on many successful applications since returning from London in 2014, and being intimately involved in the Treasury consultation process on, and preparing Russell McVeagh's and client submissions on, the multi-stage overhaul of the Act between 2018 and 2021. Lance is also a prominent member of the Overseas Investment Office's 'Legal Reference Group', with whom the OIO regularly consults on technical, policy and procedural matters.
Lance has co-authored the New Zealand Chapter for Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide - Private Equity for the last three years (2021, 2022 and 2023), and has authored the New Zealand chapter of the global publication Getting the Deal Through – Foreign Investment Review for the last four years (2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023).
Lance's recent experience includes advising:
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Canterbury
Prior to joining Russell McVeagh in 2014, Lance worked in the corporate team at Norton Rose Fullbright in London and Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney. He began his career at another leading New Zealand corporate law firm in 2003.
Mergers and Acquisitions
International Trade and Investment
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Technology and Digital
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory
Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory