Mr Steve Nightingale > Buddle Findlay > Wellington, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Buddle Findlay
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate and commercial


Partner. Specialises in corporate and commercial law. For details about Steve’s work highlights see here –


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

Clients of Buddle Findlay praise its ‘cohesive service offering, with strong project management and coordination to ensure have easy and proactive access to experts across disciplines‘. They further note that ‘it is not just a legal view they bring to the table, they really understand the commercial imperatives of what they are doing‘. The firm handles the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions for mid-sized businesses, listed issuers, banks and financial institutions, and government agencies. In Auckland, practice head Simon Vodanovich and the vastly experienced Grant Dunn are standout practitioners. Up-and-coming partners Nick Bragg and Sarah McEwan, along with rising star senior associate Benjamin Sutton, are highly recommended. Steve Nightingale in Wellington and Mark Odlin in Christchurch also play key roles in the practice.