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MinterEllisonRuddWatts
PWC TOWER, 15 CUSTOMS STREET WEST
PO BOX 105 249
AUCKLAND 1143
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate Division (Auckland)

Career

Silvana is experienced in advising local and foreign clients on a range of corporate matters. With extensive expertise in M&A, private equity investments, takeovers, scheme of arrangements, capital raisings and corporate governance matters, Silvana is renowned for her ability to get the most complex and innovative deals done in a pragmatic way.

Skilled at getting to the heart of the matter and delivering excellent results for her clients, Silvana has been involved in some of New Zealand most iconic transactions, including a number of market “firsts”, setting precedent in the New Zealand legal market.

Silvana regularly liaises with regulatory authorities including the Financial Markets Authority, the New Zealand Stock Exchange and the Overseas Investment Office.

Silvana is a board member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel, evidence of her expertise and experience in the M&A and capital markets sectors locally and internationally.

Having practiced law in New York, Chile and New Zealand, Silvana’s practice includes a Latin-American focus. Due to her international experience she is ideally positioned to assist clients with all aspects of the overseas investment process as it applies to the acquisition of businesses or significant assets in New Zealand.

Admitted to the Bar in Chile (2001) and New Zealand (2007).

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships

Member, Takeovers Panel

Member, Latin America New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC)

Overseas Member, Australia Latin America Business Council

Member, Global Women

Education

LLM, Harvard University (2006)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Hons First Class) Facultad de Derecho (2000)