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Graeme Quigley


Graeme is a very experienced partner in our specialist Corporate and M&A team. Graeme is highly ranked by the leading international guides and has won prestigious awards, including Dealmaker of the Year. He’s led transactions that have recently won the NZ Law Awards M&A Deal of the Year (2023), Equity Market Deal of the Year (2022) and Restructuring and Insolvency Deal of the Year (2022).

Graeme has recently assisted:

  • Fonterra Co-operative Group on its capital restructure;
  • NZ SuperFund on the sale of its interest in KGHL (Kiwibank);
  • Tomlinson Group on the sale to KKR of Argenta;
  • Macquarie in the acquisition of a cornerstone stake in Winton Land on that company’s IPO;
  • Indevin on its acquisition of Villa Maria Wines;
  • Spark on its creation of Connexa and its sale of a majority interest to OTPP;
  • Genesis Energy on strategic matters; and
  • a number of other clients (both private and public) with both ongoing advice and transactional matters.

Graeme joined Webb Henderson in 2017, following more than 20 years as a senior partner in another leading New Zealand firm. Graeme is widely recognised for his astute legal and business judgement. He’s seen as a trusted adviser who successfully assists clients with market leading transactions and projects.

What people say about Graeme

I cannot emphasise enough how important the input from your team has been over the year in terms of helping us get to the outcome we did on this project, and how much I have valued the thinking, quality of work, management/co-ordination of other external lawyers on the project, and responsiveness throughout. You have been a core and highly trusted part of our team, right through to the Board.

Graeme’s client service and general level of service, level of sophistication and commercial awareness and vision are all very strong. Graeme is our go-to person.

He is an outstanding professional. He is basically the gold standard for a senior commercial lawyer.