Greg Horton

Greg Horton

Greg, one of the firm’s two serving co-founders, retired as a director in 2019.

Greg has significant expertise and deep experience in advising international and domestic clients (including industry participants and private equity sponsors) on a wide range of transactions and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers.

He remains involved in, and continues to be available to, the firm and our clients in a consulting role. In addition, as a trusted adviser to a significant number of high net worth individuals and family offices, Greg continues to advise on family structuring, inter-generational wealth transfer and related issues. He also assists our directors on strategic advice and input on complex corporate transactions and issues.

Before co-founding Harmos Horton Lusk, Greg was a senior associate at Russell McVeagh in New Zealand and at Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York.


Greg is individually ranked for Corporate/Commercial by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, and is described as “a leading transactional lawyer” who “focuses on what the issues are, seeks solutions and delivers the outcomes.”

Greg is also recognised as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A by Asia Law Profiles and is individually ranked for M&A by IFLR 1000, which describes Greg as “excellent, technically able, commercially astute and efficient”.

Governance and other roles

Greg has significant governance experience across a range of industries and sectors.

A leading transactional lawyer" who "focuses on what the issues are, seeks solutions and delivers the outcomes.

- Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific