Special Counsel - Corporate
Sacha is a Special Counsel in the corporate team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts. His practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters, including advising on cross border transactions, shareholder arrangements, private equity deals, complex restructurings, joint ventures and transactions involving SMEs.
Sacha is an expert in the use of transaction risk insurance in corporate transactions. He frequently acts for leading insurers that offer this product in the New Zealand marketplace.
As well as being a corporate lawyer, Sacha has more than 15 years’ of tax experience and has regularly advised clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, acquisition structuring and financing arrangements, capital markets transactions and partnership tax.
Transmission Gully financial relief
Advising the Wellington Gateway Partnership (the PPP contractor) in relation to all aspects of the 27-kilometre Transmission Gully motorway, a key component of the Wellington Northern Corridor Road of National Significance. The project is New Zealand’s first PPP that relates to roading infrastructure.
Closure of the Whakatane Mill
Advised SIG Combibloc on the sale of Whakatane Mill to a consortium of investors. The sale followed earlier announcements about the potential closure of the mill, which threated hundreds of jobs in the Whakatane region.
Acquisition of TR Group
Advising Direct Capital on its acquisition of a significant equity stake in TR Group, New Zealand’s largest heavy vehicle rental and lease company.
NZD100M+ sale and purchase of Cin7
Advising on the sale of Cin7’s assets to Rubicon Technology Partners, a US-based private equity firm.
Landmark sale for the Wellington property market
Acting on the record-breaking sale of premium commercial office space in the Wellington CBD. The sale of 20 Customhouse Quay to Stride Property for NZD228 million, was the highest price ever paid for an office building in Wellington.
- 1999, New Zealand
- LLM (Merit), Victoria University of Wellington
- LLB, BMS, University of Waikato
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Tax
- Ranked as a Next Generation Partner – Tax, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific