LLB (Hons), BA, University of Canterbury
2006, New Zealand
Josh specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law.
With particular experience in public sector transactional matters, he has advised Treasury, state-owned enterprises and Crown entities on various transactions and corporate governance matters.
Josh is recognised as highly regarded by IFLR1000 2022, and as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2023. He is a member of Chapman Tripp's board.
- Z Energy on its $2b takeover by Ampol by way of scheme of arrangement
- the New Zealand Treasury on Air New Zealand’s NZ$2.2b recapitalisation package, including the New Zealand Government’s participation in Air New Zealand’s $1.2b underwritten rights issue, and associated funding arrangements
- New Zealand Post on its acquisition of Fliway Group New Zealand and a 50% interest in Supply Chain Solutions
- Winton Land on its $350m initial public offering and listing on the NZX Main Board
- Kiwi Group Holdings on its sale of Kiwi Insurance to nib for $45m
- InfraRed Capital Partners on the sale of its 40% interest in the public private partnership at the Wiri Auckland South Corrections Facility to the AMP Capital Community Infrastructure Fund
- Infratil, Z Energy and ikeGPS on secondary capital raisings on the NZX Main Board
- New Zealand Growth Capital Partners on investments by the Elevate Venture Capital Fund in venture capital funds managed by Blackbird Ventures, Movac, Pacific Channel, Finistere, GD1, Nuance and Hillfarrance
- the New Zealand Green Investment Fund on its establishment and investments in ESP, Carbn, TNUE and Thinxtra
- New Zealand Post on the sale of a 47% stake in Kiwi Group Holdings, the holding company for the Kiwibank group of financial services entities, to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Accident Compensation Corporation for $494m, including the establishment of joint governance arrangements
- Vector on its sale of subsidiary Vector Gas, owner of gas transmission pipelines and gas distribution networks outside of Auckland, to two infrastructure funds managed by First State Investments for $952.5m
- Treasury on the sale by the New Zealand Government of AMI Insurance of assets and liabilities to IAG New Zealand for $340m and the establishment of Southern Response to manage AMI's Canterbury earthquake-related assets and liabilities.