Fiona Bennett Fiona Bennett

Fiona Bennett
Partner
Christchurch

Corporate & commercial

Fiona specialises in corporate and commercial law with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, construction and procurement contracts, joint venture arrangements, takeovers, securities law and finance.

With considerable experience in procurement and construction law, Fiona has in-depth knowledge of the NEC4 suite of construction contracts and other New Zealand and international forms of procurement and construction conventions.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • ASX-listed QMS Media on the merger of its New Zealand businesses with MediaWorks Investments
  • SLI Systems on a takeover offer and subsequent delisting from the NZX main board
  • Christchurch City Holdings on its 2017 and 2018 retail bond issues, listing those bonds on the NZX debt market and implementation of a commercial paper programme
  • Wynyard Group on its $65m IPO and NZX main board listing
  • Kathmandu Holdings on the 2015 takeover offer by Briscoes Group for all of the shares in Kathmandu and on its 2017 capital raising
  • Holcim on the sale of its lime and aggregate businesses and the consultancy, supply and construction contracts for its cement import facilities
  • Antarctica New Zealand on the procurement strategy and consultancy and procurement contracts for the Scott Base redevelopment project
  • Meridian Energy on procurement work for its Mill Creek, West Wind and Te Uku wind farms and refurbishment of its hydro stations
  • Meridian Energy Australia on construction and procurement contracts for the Mount Mercer Wind Farm in Australia.

Affiliations

  • Society of Construction Law.

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