Gavin is recognised as a specialist corporate adviser to leading New Zealand companies.
His expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, public issues of securities, compliance with stock exchange listing rules, underwriting, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements and company law.
He has worked on many major corporate transactions in New Zealand in recent years, involving clients such as Air New Zealand, Rank Group, Mainfreight, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Waste Management and DB Breweries.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 ranks Gavin as one of only two 'star' corporate lawyers in the country, noting he "has a solid reputation as one of the most astute corporate lawyers in New Zealand" and "he is widely respected for his commercial expertise and attracts praise for his 'focus on the solution'." Previous editions of the publication also note he is "widely cited as one of New Zealand's pre-eminent commercial lawyers, with significant expertise in advising on acquisitions, joint ventures and securities issues" and clients agree that "he's outstanding – pragmatic, dedicated, knowledgeable and personable. He ticks all the boxes."
Gavin is also listed as a leading corporate and M&A lawyer in the IFLR1000 2013 and the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2011/2013.
BA, LLB, University of Auckland
1984 New Zealand