Simon Horner

Simon Horner

Partner since 1993.

Mayne Wetherell from 2004.

Areas of expertise.

– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Private Equity & Venture Capital
– Corporate Advisory
– Commercial Services
– Capital Markets

Qualifications.

LLB, University of Exeter, England

International experience.

Slaughter & May (London) 1985 – 1991.

Contact.

ddi: +64 9 921 6011
mob: +64 29 477 1694

Overview.

Simon has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and with New Zealand’s capital markets, advising on public offerings of securities, both listed and unlisted.

A member of the Takeovers Panel since 2011, Simon acts for a wide range of market participants, including issuers, arrangers, lead managers, underwriters and fund managers.

He has successfully defended a number of clients against aggressive regulatory intervention by the FMA, the NZX and the Takeovers Panel.

Simon is one of New Zealand’s leading securities law and corporate lawyers. He has been recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers Global for his corporate and M&A work and is recognised as a leading lawyer in the field by Asialaw. Simon is also a member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel.

Recent Transactions.

  • Public offerings of listed bonds for Fonterra, Auckland Airport, Transpower and Heartland Bank.
  • New Zealand securities law aspects of the Ingham’s IPO and Australian offerings into New Zealand.
  • Stewart Family interests on the takeover of Acurity, and Bain Capital on its acquisition of a 20% stake in Tower Insurance.
  • Watson’s interests in respect of the demerger of the Watson & Son honey business.