Paul Oldfield

Paul Oldfield
Director

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.

Recognition

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.

Recent disclosable transactions: 
1

Advised MWH Group on its response to a full takeover offer from the MWHG Joint Venture

2014
2

Advised the board of Meridian on its $1.9 billion ‘mixed ownership model’ initial public offering and the NZX Main Board listing of that company

2013
3

Advised the board of Mighty River Power on its $1.7 billion ‘mixed ownership model’ initial public offering and the NZX Main Board listing of that company

2012
4

Advised board of Fonterra on the $525 million NZX Main Board listing of units in the Fonterra Shareholders Fund

2012

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