Lyon O'Neale Arnold welcomes new Director
Lyon O’Neale Arnold Lawyers (LOA) announce Simon Gyenge as their newest Director.
Simon joins Doug Lyon, Mike O’Neale, and Denise Arnold at the helm, reflecting their focus on bringing the next generation of Associates into their senior leadership.
Simon’s legal expertise and leadership qualities have paved the way to his success as a lawyer and ultimate career goal of becoming a Director.
Simon spent most of his school years in Tauranga, was head boy of Otumoetai College, before completing a conjoint Bachelor of Laws and Science at the University of Auckland. Simon returned to the Bay in 2015, when he joined Lyon O’Neale Arnold Lawyers, and started his legal career.
Simon was involved as a volunteer of the United Nations Youth New Zealand for six years; prior to that he was a student delegate. Simon was also the National Relations Officer. This position involved him managing the strategy for the organisation’s external relationships.
‘Throughout my involvement with UN Youth I grew and learned not only about international politics, but also about interacting with people and how to manage personal and professional relationships’, says Simon.
He is now passionate about law and serving his clients. He has made strong contributions to the community with the Library Law Series, making legal advice accessible to all. Simon specialises in Business and Commercial Law, Trust & Succession Planning, Property Law, and Personal Law.
In 2021, Simon won the “Employee of the Year” award, as voted by his colleagues.
Simon plays a key role in the continued growth and development of LOA. As Director, he will build on their ‘people first’ ethos.