Lauren Archer

Senior Associate - Corporate and Commercial

Lauren is part of the Corporate and Commercial team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts.

Lauren advises clients, based in New Zealand and overseas, on a range of corporate and commercial matters.  Her expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, overseas investment, commercial contracting and corporate governance.

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Professional background

Recent work

AMP Capital’s purchase of a 70% stake in the Wiri PPP

Advising AMP Capital Investors on the purchase of a 70% stake in the Wiri PPP.

Pan Pac’s forestry standing consent

Advising Pan Pac Forest Products on its application for a forestry standing consent under the Overseas Investment Act, which became the first forestry standing consent granted in New Zealand.

Lifetime / Camelot merger

Advising Camelot NZ on its merger with Lifetime Group.

KiwiSaver investments

Advising a KiwiSaver provider on a series of investments by its KiwiSaver funds.

Heritage Lifecare roll up of retirement village and aged care facilities

Advising Heritage Lifecare on a series of acquisitions of retirement villages and aged care facilities, including associated structuring and funding arrangements.

Souter Investments divestment of Howick and Eastern and Mana buses

Advising Souter Investments on the sale of the Mana Coach and Howick and Eastern bus businesses.

Z Energy $785m acquisition of Chevron

Part of the team that advised Z Energy on its $785m acquisition of Chevron New Zealand (which owns and operates the Caltex retail fuel brand in New Zealand).


  • New Zealand


  • LLB (Hons), BCA, Victoria University of Wellington


  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Overseas investment
  • Corporate governance and business structuring
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Employee share schemes
  • Retirement Villages

Lauren Archer