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Anthony Harper

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Auckland, Christchurch

Megan Compton

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Anthony Harper

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Corporate Advisory


Senior Associate


Megan graduated with Bachelor degrees in Law (Honours) and Science (Genetics) from the University of Otago in 2003. She commenced practice in 2004 and has worked in the field of Corporate/Commercial/IP/IT law since that time, including five years with a Magic Circle firm in London.

She joined Anthony Harper as a senior associate in 2015 and advises a board range of businesses on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures and the full ambit of commercial contracts, company law and governance issues. She has a particular interest in the manufacturing, export and technology sectors and leads the firm's tourism speciality.

Megan has worked on deals nominated for New Zealand's Mid-Market Deal of the Year Awards in 2016 and 2017 and was recognised in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 as a "next generation lawyer".




Institute of Directors, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce



New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Next generation lawyers

Megan Compton - Anthony Harper

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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Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

Within: Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

The transport and logistics practice at Anthony Harper sits within the corporate advisory group and is led from Christchurch by Chris Dann, who has significant expertise in all areas of the supply chain including manufacturers, suppliers, ports, carriers and freight forwarders. He frequently handles shipping contracts, the domestic and international carriage of goods, freight-forwarding and logistics matters, and the procurement of vessels. He recently acted for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on its long-term project to meet New Zealand’s International Energy Agency treaty obligations, which included shipping matters arising from the purchase of petroleum reserves. Auckland-based corporate partner Megan Compton and associate Jordan Wright in Christchurch also played key roles in that work. Dann and Wright also handled a series of port services agreements with major international shipping companies on behalf of Lyttelton Port Company.

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