I have deep corporate/commercial, M&A, governance, critical infrastructure and technology expertise, advising public and private sector entities in New Zealand and offshore. This spans corporate advisory, foreign investment (greenfields, acquisition, distributorship, joint ventures, and ongoing NZ operations), strategic alliances, ICT projects and transactions (including negotiation and dispute resolution), outsourcing, blockchain, cloud, digital, fintech and gaming. I also advise tech start-ups and high growth companies on structuring, investment and governance. I have significant experience working within client businesses, leading client teams involved in high value - high risk acquisitions, major tech projects and key commercial negotiations (including dispute resolution) with global suppliers.
I have previously been a partner at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, and commercial specialists, Dawson Harford. I worked in London with leading global firm Linklaters, on cross border M&A and corporate financing, and have developed close professional and commercial relationships within New Zealand and internationally.
I am Honorary Consul for Finland, President of the New Zealand Scandinavian Business Association, and on the Committee of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand.
Chris Linton +64 21 885 559