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Anthony Harper

LEVEL 6, CHORUS HOUSE, 66 WYNDHAM STREET, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 920 6400
Fax:
Fax +64 9 920 9599
Email:
Web:
www.anthonyharper.co.nz
Auckland, Christchurch
Anthony Harper, Geoff Hosking, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Geoff Hosking

Tel:
Work +64 9 920 6478
Email:
Anthony Harper

Work Department

Corporate Advisory

Position

Partner - Corporate Advisory

Career

Geoff is a member of the corporate and commercial team and specialises in mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, IT, IP, and venture capital. In addition to his transactional work, Geoff regularly advises on strategic commercial contracts such as supply/procurement arrangements, consulting and service agreements, contract manufacturing agreements, distributorships, sales and marketing agreements, IP licensing and technology transfer, research and development agreements, sponsorship agreements, shareholder agreements, and strategic alliance agreements.

Geoff advised both New Zealand and offshore clients. He regularly acts as New Zealand counsel on Trans-Tasman matters, advising on all aspects of the Companies Act and commercial legislation.

Geoff also has significant expertise in the field of information technology/intellectual property, regularly advising:
•both providers and purchasers on all aspects of technology law, from systems integration agreements to the outsourcing of computer services; and
•on all aspects of IP including protection, commercialisation, transfer and enforcement. Geoff combines his commercial experience with a deep understanding of his clients’ business drivers, - adding considerable value to commercial outcomes.

One of his strengths is tailoring his advice to meet commercial objectives.

Clients describe Geoff as " pragmatic, dedicated, knowledgeable and personable". Geoff advises a number of multi-national companies in respect of their New Zealand businesses, including New Balance, Gartner, Kohler, Velux, Portacom, Lagardere Services and Avery Dennison.

Geoff is recommended in the 2016 Asia Pacific Legal 500 Directory. His work advising the shareholders of Lollipops Educare is particularly noted.

Languages

English

Member

NZ Bar (1990)

Education

Auckland University LLB/BComm (Accounting)

Admitted: 1990 Geoff has worked for Russell McVeagh (Auckland), Brookfields (Auckland), Andersen Legal (Auckland), Heskith Henry (Auckland) and Anthony Harper

Leisure

Tennis, Skiing, Windsurfing


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Clients are ‘very happy with the service’ from Anthony Harper, which is headquartered in Christchurch. David Gould leads the team, in which ‘quiet achiever’ Chris Dann and senior associate Megan Compton (who is ‘very knowledgeable and has a good manner’) are praised by clients. The Auckland team, including managing partner Malcolm Hurley and the ‘pragmatic and helpfulGeoff Hosking, is also recommended. Hurley advised Hilton Haulage on the investment of new capital from Ngāi Tahu for a 50% stake in the company, and acted for property and equity investment company Tailorspace Investments in the acquisition of a stake in New Zealand’s largest residential homebuilder Mike Greer Homes. Hosking acted for The Selwyn Foundation in a NZ$250m social housing joint venture with Auckland Council. The firm also counts Lyttelton Port Company, Soletanche Freyssinet and Scales Corporation among its clients.

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