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.
Paul is a very senior and highly regarded practitioner, with over 40 years of corporate legal experience. He advises on a wide range of transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and complex joint venture arrangements.
Paul has particular expertise in advising boards of directors on liability and risk mitigation - including director indemnities and directors’ insurance. He was the specialist independent adviser to the board of Fonterra on the $525 million NZX Main Board listing of units in the Fonterra Shareholders Fund, the board of Mighty River Power on its $1.7 billion ‘mixed ownership model’ initial public offering and NZX Main Board listing of that company and the board of Meridian on its $1.9 billion ‘mixed ownership model’ initial public offering and NZX Main Board listing.
Before joining Harmos Horton Lusk, Paul was a senior corporate partner at Russell McVeagh.
Paul is individually ranked for Corporate/Commercial by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, and is recognised for “his adept handling of M&A transactions and capital market matters.”
Paul 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.