Simon Horner

Simon Horner

Consultant since 2022

Partner from 1993 (Mayne Wetherell from 2004 to 2021)

Areas of expertise.

– Securities Offerings
– NZX Listings
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Takeovers
– Corporate Advisory


LLB, University of Exeter, England


ddi: +64 9 921 6011


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 from 2011 to 2023, Simon has acted 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 as a leading lawyer in corporate and M&A by Asialaw and as lawyer of the year for capital markets by the Best Lawyers in New Zealand