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Lowndes, Allan McRae, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Allan McRae

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Lowndes

Work Department

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

Position

Director

Career

Allan joined Lowndes as a partner in July 2012, bringing over 30 years’ experience to the firm. He established his career at Russell McVeagh, then moved to Chapman Tripp where he worked as a partner for 16 years, serving on all major committees including the firm’s National Board. From 2005 to 2012 he worked as a partner at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.

Allan specialises in corporate, commercial and securities law. He has extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions deals, including advising on NZX Listing Rules and the Takeovers Code. He regularly advises on joint ventures and other commercial contracts as well as on offers of securities, advising both issuers and trustees.

Languages

English

Education

LLB BCom


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

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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