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Sarah Davis


I have been practicing corporate and commercial law for over 20 years. In this time, I have advised on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and securities transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructures, initial public offerings, takeovers, shareholder agreements and disputes, and capital raisings. I have provided advice on corporate governance, shareholders’ meetings, Securities Act requirements, listing requirements, and general commercial issues.

Some examples of the type of work that I undertake are:

  • drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including agency and distribution agreements
  • structuring, negotiating, and implementing acquisitions, disposals, and joint ventures
  • due diligence investigations
  • drafting terms of trade, and website terms and conditions of use
  • drafting software licencing agreements and other IT related agreements
  • advising about financial service provider and financial adviser legislation
  • advising about anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism legislation
  • assisting with capital raisings, both those exempt from the Securities Act and Financial Markets Conduct Act, and those requiring compliance with that legislation
  • advising about governance including in respect of the new Health & Safety Reform legislation
  • working closely with start-up and early-stage companies to raise capital, including where the NZ Venture Investment Fund invests alongside other investors; and
  • working with Angel investor networks.

I enjoy getting to know my clients well; so that, I can understand how their business works and what their specific requirements are. This enables me to provide tailored, commercially practical, and timely advice.

Sarah is a Partner who does not share liabilities of the partnership.

Area of Expertise

Corporate & Commercial


LLB(Hons) and admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales

Contact Details

DDI: +64 9 969 1216
Mobile: +64 21 900 050
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DDI: +64 9 914 3520