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Bell Gully

LEVEL 21, VERO CENTRE, 48 SHORTLAND STREET, PO BOX 4199, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8800
Fax:
Fax +64 9 916 8801
Email:
Web:
www.bellgully.com
Auckland, Wellington
Bell Gully, Haydn Wong, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Haydn Wong

Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8918
Email:
Bell Gully

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Mergers and acquisitions, Equity capital markets, Funds management and superannuation, Restructuring and insolvency, Insurance, Corporate governance and advisory, Commercial, Joint ventures, Overseas , nvestment, Private equity and venture capital, Takeovers, Financial sector regulation, International, Agribusiness, Māori, Forestry

Career

Haydn is a respected and sought after negotiator, with a commercially driven approach to transaction management. His work focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including private equity, as well as capital markets and restructuring.

In addition to his corporate practice, Haydn co-heads the firm's funds management and financial services group. He provides strategic, regulatory and compliance advice to fund managers, insurers, supervisors and financial advisors.

Admitted - 1992 New Zealand. International Career: Allen & Overy, London 1996-1998.

Education

LLB, BCA Victoria University of Wellington.


New Zealand

Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

Haydn Wong - Bell Gully

Within: Investment funds

Bell Gully¬†is 'a top NZ commercial law firm' with an experienced multi-disciplinary practice that acts for¬†issuers such as ANZ Bank and AMP, and supervisory organisations including New Zealand Guardian Trust and Covenant Trustee Company. Corporate and banking partner Haydn Wong¬†in Auckland leads the practice and advises some of New Zealand‚Äôs largest fund managers and trustees on funds management, KiwiSaver, superannuation and insurance matters. His recent highlights include assisting NgńĀti Awa Group Holdings on the establishment of an iwi direct investment fund to help¬†MńĀori groups diversify their portfolios and access direct investment opportunities.¬†Amon Nunns¬†in Wellington acts for Stride Property Group, which controls one of New Zealand‚Äôs largest diversified investment property portfolios.¬†Special counsel Sarah McQueen¬†and senior associate Katie Dow¬†in Auckland also specialise in financial services law, with managed funds matters constituting a large proportion of their workload. Rachel Paris left the firm to start a blockchain consultancy.

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