Tim specialises in corporate and securities law, with particular expertise in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture transactions. He acts for clients in a wide range of industries and regularly advises some of New Zealand’s leading listed corporates and privately-held companies.
Tim is a leading securities lawyer, with extensive experience in equity capital markets transactions including initial public offerings, direct listings, secondary capital raisings and block trades. His experience includes advising AFT Pharmaceuticals on its initial public offering and NZX / ASX dual listing, Radius Residential Care on its direct listing on the NZX Main Board and MOVE Logistics Group on its reverse listing on the NZX Main Board.
His international experience includes working as a senior associate in the corporate and private equity teams at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.
Tim is ranked as a leading lawyer for a Corporate/Commercial by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific and has been described as "receiving extensive praise for his strong expertise in corporate law". Asia Pacific Legal 500 describes Tim as “commercially astute, incredibly responsive and a problem solver”. He is also recognised as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A by Asia Law Profiles.
A number of the transactions on which Tim has advised have won or been nominated for industry awards, including transactions that were nominated as M&A Deal of the Year at the 2019, 2017 and 2015 NZ Law Awards. In addition, Tim was recognised in the NZ Lawyer Hot List for 2016.
Advised NYSE listed Unity Software on its US$1.625 billion acquisition of Weta Digital Limited’s digital assets
Advised NZX listed Radius Residential Care on a direct listing on the NZX Main Board ($141 million implied initial market capitalisation) and a subsequent $40 million placement and retail offer
Advised NASDAQ listed Autodesk on its acquisition of Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a cloud-based digital dailies platform used in the film and entertainment industries
Advised NZX / ASX dual listed AFT Pharmaceuticals on its initial public offering ($310 million initial market capitalisation) and a subsequent $76 million placement, share purchase plan and block trade transaction
Advised Fulton Hogan Limited on its acquisition of Stevenson Construction Materials Limited - one of New Zealand's largest aggregate producers
Advised NZX listed MOVE Logistics Group on a private placement and reverse listing on the NZX Main Board ($120 million initial market capitalisation) and a subsequent $40 million underwritten accelerated renounceable entitlement offer
Advised NZX listed Vector Limited on its acquisition of E-Co Products Limited, the operator of HRV – New Zealand’s largest home ventilation business
Advised NZX listed Restaurant Brands on an underwritten accelerated renounceable entitlement offer which raised $94 million to fund the acquisition of the Taco Bell and Pizza Hut franchises in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan