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Anthony Harper

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Auckland, Christchurch
Anthony Harper, Geoff Hosking, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Geoff Hosking

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Anthony Harper

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Corporate Advisory


Partner - Corporate Advisory


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.




NZ Bar (1990)


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


Tennis, Skiing, Windsurfing

New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

'The service has always been, and remains, outstanding', remarks a client of Anthony Harper, which has a large corporate and commercial team in both Auckland and Christchurch. 'The advice is astute and balanced, and its knowledge of our business and industry sector is second to none', says another client. The firm's recent work includes significant transactions for leading agricultural goods manufacturer and supplier Donaghys, listed agri-business company Scales Corporation, Canadian venture-capital group Volaris, and the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. The practice is led by Chris Dann in the Christchurch office. 'His ability to interpret our requirements and wishes into a succinct legal document is extraordinary', says a client of 'practical, commercial, best-in-business' partner David Gould, who led Donaghy's sale of its crop packaging business. Newly promoted partner Megan Compton also played a key role in that transaction. In Auckland, Geoff Hosking, who acted for Volaris, and managing partner Malcolm Hurley are the standout practitioners.

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