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Kensington Swan

89 THE TERRACE, PO BOX 10246, WELLINGTON 6143, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 4 472 7877
Fax:
Fax +64 4 472 2291
DX:
DX 8007 WELLINGTON
Email:
Web:
www.kensingtonswan.com
Auckland, Wellington
Kensington Swan, Martin Dalgleish, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

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Martin Dalgleish

Tel:
Work +64 4 498 0827
Email:
Kensington Swan

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial law

Position

Partner

Career

Martin has 25 years’ experience in advising clients on all aspects of commercial and corporate law and heads the Corporate side of the Wellington practice in the firm. Martin’s ability to provide strategic input and management to the firm while operating a very vibrant and significant corporate practice is testament to his project and time management skills. He advises a number of significant corporate clients in a range of industries including the transport, logistics and port sector, and the energy sector, and is lead partner for many key clients of the firm. Martin is experienced in leading negotiations. He provides valuable commercial and strategic input, which helps deliver the desired outcomes for his clients. Martin also understands government processes and requirements which may impact on commercial and corporate legal advice. Martin focuses on delivering the desired business outcome for each client and prides himself on understanding the commercial drivers of his client’s business. He ensures the right people work with him on each instruction to always provide excellent quality and value. He is used as a sounding board by clients, and invests time with clients to enable him to provide practical and relevant advice.

Member

Martin is a member of the Institute of Directors, and a Director of NZL Group Limited, a large New Zealand transport and logistics company.

Education

LLB, Victoria University of Wellington (1981) Admission date: 1981


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Kensington Swan¬†frequently handles cross-border M&A transactions, as well as a range of domestic acquisitions, joint ventures and asset transfers for both international and local acquirers. It is particularly active in the¬†pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, food, transport and logistics, infrastructure, technology, energy and FMCG sectors. The firm has a notable Asia practice, with senior associate Aaron Patience¬†leading the Japan desk and special counsel Heida Donegan¬†leading the China business group. The firm has a strong team in Auckland, which is led by¬†David Lewis,¬†who counts Johnson & Johnson among his clients. The other key partners are¬†Nick Scott, who recently¬†handled the MBO of a company that provides loyalty and rewards programmes, and¬†Chris Parke, who acted for Persol Holdings Co in the A$778m¬†acquisition of Programmed Maintenance Services, including its NZ$90m of New Zealand assets. The firm has a strong presence in Wellington thanks to¬†David Shillson, who advised¬†Zeta Resources on a partial takeover, and¬†Martin Dalgleish. Consultant Deborah Edmunds¬†leads the¬†MńĀori business practice.

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