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Buddle Findlay

AON CENTRE, 1 WILLIS STREET, WELLINGTON 6011, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 4 499 4242
Fax:
Fax +64 4 499 4141
DX:
SP 20201
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com
Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
Buddle Findlay, Steve Nightingale, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

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Steve Nightingale

Tel:
Work + 64 4 498 7312
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Corporate and commercial

Position

Partner. Specialises in corporate and commercial law. For details about Steve's work highlights see here - www.buddlefindlay.com/people/steve-nightingale.

Career

Stave has experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory, commercial law, joint ventures, limited partnerships, climate change and emissions trading, information technology contracts, construction contracts.

Member

• Member of Angel HQ 
• Member of the New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association 
• Member of the Institute of Directors

Education

• LLB (University of Otago)
• LLM (University of New South Wales)
• Admitted New Zealand 1992


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Buddle Findlay provides 'the highest quality of service and is always thorough, having a deep tool kit and a senior team with valuable experience and rich networks and knowledge in New Zealand'. 'They understand our requirements and always outperform', says a client. The team, which is led by Auckland-based Simon Vodanovich, frequently acts in some of the largest corporate transactions in the market and Vodanovich recently advised Newell Brands on its NZ$660m acquisition of Sistema Plastics. Partners Nick Bragg and Lisette Hood also played key roles in that transaction. Also recommended are Grant Dunn, who has 'very deep knowledge of the market and a good eye for detail'; senior corporate partner David Thomson, who handled a share sale for Geneva Group; and senior associate Benjamin Sutton, who is 'an emerging talent operating in many ways at a partner level - a safe pair of hands'. In Wellington, Steve Nightingale is a standout practitioner and he advised Infratil on the block trade sale of its NZ$237m stake in Metlifecare.

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