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Mei Fern is a Russell McVeagh board member and practises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, including in the specialty areas of M&A (including restructuring and joint ventures), oil and gas, energy, technology, and infrastructure.
Mei Fern brings to clients a deep understanding of the applicable regulatory frameworks of the industries in which her projects are based, including obtaining regulatory consent for foreign investment in New Zealand.
She is experienced in stakeholder management, having worked on various high profile and sensitive projects. She also provides expert advice in major procurement and tendering processes, including responding to Government tender processes.
Mei Fern is a transactional lawyer who also provides pragmatic legal advice to clients operating in complex legal and commercial environments. Key clients include Mobil Oil New Zealand, The Dow Chemical Company, Accident Compensation Corporation, New Zealand Police, KiwiRail and Origin Energy.
Recent M&A, oil and gas, and technology projects include advising:
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland.
Mei Fern was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2000. She co-authored the New Zealand chapters of the Chambers and Partners Public Procurement and Government Contracts Law Global Practice Guide 2019; The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (2nd ed); and Chambers and Partners Corporate M&A Legal Practice Guide 2016.
Mei Fern has received a number of independent rankings and awards, including being recognised as:
Our Corporate Advisory team has been named New Zealand's top deal firm at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards, and Mei Fern has lead the teams that:
Mei Fern is an experienced adviser to Board members and senior executives, including from her time as (Acting) General Counsel at a substantial and high profile Crown entity.
She is an advisory board member for Totum Limited (a software as a service provider in the oil and gas sector) and formerly chaired Russell McVeagh's Innovation Committee. Mei Fern is also a member of Global Women and the Institute of Directors.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mining, Oil and Gas
Technology and Telecommunications
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory
Consultant, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Technology and Telecommunications
Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory