Our People | Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis Partner

I have been practicing corporate/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.

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.

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
  • software licencing agreements and other IT related agreements
  • financial service provider and financial adviser legislation
  • anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism legislation
  • capital raisings, both those exempt from the Securities Act, Financial Markets Conduct Act and those requiring compliance with that legislation
  • governance advice, including in respect of the new Health and Safety Reform legislation
  • working closely with start-up and early stage companies to raise capital, including where the NZ Venture Investment Fund invests along-side other investors
  • working with Angel investor networks

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Area of Expertise Corporate & Commercial
Specialisation:  M&As, JVs, Capital Raisings, Shareholder Agreements, Construction Contracts, Financial Markets Conduct Act, Governance
Qualifications: LLB(Hons) and admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Contact Details
DDI: +64 9 969 1216
Mobile: +64 21 900 050
Email: sarah.davis@glaister.co.nz
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