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Paul Hartland

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  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Financial Services




Paul joined Lowndes in 2012 from the corporate advisory team of a national law firm, after 18 years as a partner. At this firm he served as managing partner, as a member of the executive committee and board, and as the firm’s international representative.

Paul has substantial experience in corporate, finance, and commercial and banking law, strongly supported by his qualification as a chartered accountant and background in merchant banking. He advises on corporate, commercial and funding matters including corporate structuring and restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and sales processes, the Takeovers Code, shareholder matters, joint ventures, commercial contracts and corporate governance and management.

Paul has both led and participated in transactions with some of Australasia’s most significant organisations. His background, extensive experience and multi-disciplinary skill set enable him to bring an appropriate mix of technical expertise and commercial pragmatism to any transaction.




  • Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (NZVCA)


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce

New Zealand

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Lowndes in Auckland has built on its strong reputation in insolvency and restructuring over the last four years with the development of a dedicated finance practice. It has key relationships with trading banks, insolvency practitioners, trustees and corporate borrowers, and is well known for its expertise in specialist security arrangements, cross-border transactions and debt capital markets trustee matters. Michael Anderson leads the practice and his work encompasses banking, insolvency and restructuring matters. Paul Hartland, who is a chartered accountant, is the key partner for complex banking matters, and principal Jennifer Tunna is also recommended. The practice recently acted for a large property company in the replacement of loan facilities and securities through a new bank in order to fund the acquisition of key assets, and advised a construction company on extending existing finance arrangements and arranging new funding to service corporate debt requirements.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Hartland - Lowndes

Within: Corporate and M&A

Clients of Lowndes in Auckland report 'a very high level of service and strong business acumen, as well as good value for money'. One client remarks that the firm is 'top quality - very competitive with other boutique firms and also with larger firms', while another notes that 'the lawyers are all from top-tier firms, so you get the top-tier advice - I would recommend them to any business'. The firm is best known for its expertise in M&A, corporate advisory, listed company and investment funds matters. Managing partner Mark Lowndes 'has exceptional knowledge in all areas of company and commercial law'. He recently acted for Horizon Global in the acquisition of Best Bars Limited. Paul Hartland is 'very client-focused with strong industry knowledge, great attention to detail and excellent strategic insight'. Allan McRae advised Corporate Holdings Limited on two major acquisitions. Principal Kerri Dewe is noted for her 'strong commitment to customer service and broad knowledge of commercial law'. Principal Kathryn Hickling is also praised for her 'excellent technical skills and great attention to detail'.

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