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Kensington Swan

18 VIADUCT HARBOUR AVE, PRIVATE BAG 92101, AUCKLAND 1142, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 379 4196
Fax:
Fax +64 9 309 4276
Email:
Web:
www.kensingtonswan.com
Auckland, Wellington
Kensington Swan, Heida Donegan, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Heida Donegan

Tel:
Work +64 9 918 6213
Email:
Kensington Swan

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, Overseas investment, Private wealth

Position

Senior Counsel & Head of China Business

Career

Heida specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, foreign direct investment, and general corporate and commercial as well as compliance and regulatory matters. As a cross border investment specialist, Heida represents multi-national clients across a multitude of business sectors which are as diverse as advertising, automotive, banking, beauty, construction, electronics, engineering, fashion, hotel franchising and management, insurance and technologies development.

Prior to joining Kensington Swan, Heida was a partner at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (now Clyde & Co), Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Languages

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Member

Heida is an Executive Board Member of the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

Education

Solicitor - 1993 (Hong Kong), 1995 (England & Wales)
Barrister and Solicitor - 2015 (New Zealand)


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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