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 2015 names Gavin as a star individual corporate lawyer, stating that sources hold him in high esteem and frequently mention him as a standout practitioner. His “very impressive” skills in M&A are highlighted by clients and peers alike, according to Chambers Global 2015. The previous edition of Chambers Asia Pacific notes he is considered to be at "the absolute top of the market."

Gavin is also listed as a leading individual for corporate and M&A in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015.


BA, LLB, University of Auckland


1984 New Zealand