Megan Roberts, Senior Associate

Contact

megan.roberts@webbhenderson.com

Phone:+64 9 218 6745

Mobile:+64 21 941 806

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), University of Otago
BSC (Pharmacology), University of Otago

Admitted

2011 (New Zealand)

Megan is a senior solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law.

Megan has advised both domestic and international clients on a range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, NZX Listing Rules compliance, corporate governance matters, and commercial contracts. Megan also has experience advising lenders and borrowers on domestic and cross-border lending transactions.

Megan’s experience includes advising:

  • Meridian Energy in relation to the Government’s initial public offering of 49% of Meridian Energy;
  • The joint lead managers of the Government’s initial public offering of 49% of Mighty River Power;
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group on the implementation of Trading Among Farmers, involving the simultaneous launch of the Fonterra Shareholders’ Market and the initial public offering of securities in the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund;
  • Fairfax Media on its initial public offering of shares in Trade Me Group (and subsequent sell downs);
  • Telecom in relation to its demerger of Chorus from Telecom and initial public offering of shares in Chorus;
  • Various lender syndicates in connection with the refinancing of facilities for Barry Callebaut, Wolters Kluwer, Glencore Agri Finance, Mercuria Energy Trading, Trafigura Beheer, Gunvor, Nexperia Holding, Ocean Partners, BCD Travel, Business Lease Group, IMCD, and Olayan Investments;
  • FBN Capital and a syndicate of lenders in connection with the provision of USD 445 million term and working facilities to Accugas and the subsequent restructuring of these facilities;
  • Omni Helicopters on various transactions relating to the financing of helicopters to be operated in Brazil, including sale and leaseback arrangements; and
  • Development finance institutions (including CDC Group, FMO, DEG, Proparco, Norfund, Swedfund, OFID and OeEB) in relation to a number of development finance transactions.

Before joining Webb Henderson, Megan was a senior solicitor in the banking team at a leading UK firm and (prior to that) in the corporate team at a leading New Zealand firm.