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 2014 ranks Gavin as one of only two 'star' corporate lawyers in the country, noting he is lauded by both clients and peers as being at "the absolute top of the market." Previous editions state "he is widely respected for his commercial expertise and attracts praise for his 'focus on the solution'" and 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", with clients agreeing that "he's outstanding – pragmatic, dedicated, knowledgeable and personable. He ticks all the boxes."

Gavin is also listed as a leading lawyer in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015 for corporate and mergers and acquisitions, and the IFLR1000 2014.


BA, LLB, University of Auckland


1984 New Zealand