Garth is a highly regarded corporate and projects lawyer with a broad range of experience spanning over 25 years in New Zealand and London.
Garth acts for a wide range of clients, including multinational and domestic companies (both listed and privately owned), Government owned entities, financial sponsors, energy companies and infrastructure companies. In addition to New Zealand based projects, Garth has worked on projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and America.
Garth has a reputation for astute legal and business judgement, for operating as an integral part of the client’s team and for working in a pragmatic way to assist clients to achieve their business outcomes.
He has wide professional networks within the legal profession and business intermediaries including investment banks, transaction services providers and other financial advisers.
Garth’s broad corporate experience includes advising clients on major acquisitions and dispositions (including contested, bilateral and in a listed takeover context), joint venture arrangements and other forms of investment (including both domestic and offshore investment), new capital issues and capital structure requirements, corporate re-structuring, other major commercial transactions and contracts, stock exchange listing requirements, and shareholder and governance arrangements.
Garth also advises leading energy and utility companies and construction firms on the full range of infrastructure projects. His experience includes advising on consortium formation and shareholder arrangements, competitive tenders, preparation and negotiation of project documents and procurement and outsourcing programmes. Garth has been involved in projects that range from the construction of high voltage electricity transmission tunnels and electrical and fibre optic systems to the procurement of thermal, geothermal and wind generation plants, the establishment of oil and gas fields and the construction of water and wastewater assets.
Garth’s experience includes advising:
Garth has been recommended in a number of leading publications including IFLR 1000 (Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets), ALB Roaring 40 (Corporate Lawyer), The International Who’s Who (Mergers & Acquisitions) and PLC Which Lawyer? He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Before joining Webb Henderson in 2011, Garth was a senior partner and former Board Chairman at a major New Zealand law firm, leading that firm’s National Corporate Advisory Group and Infrastructure Group.