Garth is a highly regarded corporate and projects lawyer with a broad range of experience spanning over 30 years in New Zealand and London.
Garth acts for a wide range of clients, including multinational and domestic companies (both listed and privately owned), financial sponsors, infrastructure companies, company boards, and directors. In addition to New Zealand based projects, Garth has worked on projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and America.
Garth has a market reputation for quickly understanding the key requirements of the transaction or project, operating as an integral part of the client’s team, and delivering pragmatic, quality advice in a timely manner 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/scheme of arrangement 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 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?
Before joining Webb Henderson, Garth was a senior partner and former Board Chair at a leading New Zealand firm.