Simpson Grierson has appointed five senior associates and a senior litigation adviser.
Dominic Toomey has been promoted to senior associate as a member of the Auckland transactional banking and finance group. Dominic’s practice focuses on property financing and leveraged transactions. He also has specialist knowledge in complex receivables financing and development funding.
Kate Strevens has joined the firm as a senior associate in the Auckland corporate and commercial group. She has over 15 years’ experience working in law firms and financial institutions in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. Kate;s specialities include advising on private equity transactions, mergers, takeovers, acquisitions, funds management, joint ventures and corporate governance.
Tom Heard has joined the firm as a senior associate in the Auckland corporate and commercial group. Tom has over 10 years’ experience working for firms in New Zealand, Ireland and the Middle East advising on corporate law. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, corporate structuring, infrastructure projects and commercial contracts.
Nina Blomfield returns to the firm as a senior associate in the Auckland commercial litigation group. She has worked in litigation roles at Herbert Smith and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in London, and has experience in resolving complex commercial disputes. Nina has particular expertise in matters involving commercial property, regulatory issues and the energy sector.
Meredith Webb returns to the firm as a senior litigation adviser in the Wellington commercial litigation group. She spent seven years at the Government Legal Department in the UK where she was instructed by government clients in judicial reviews and statutory appeals. Meredith is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in public and administrative law.
Genevieve Cox rejoins the firm as a senior associate in the construction team. She spent over six years at UK construction law firm Masons before returning to New Zealand where she undertook in-house roles at NIWA and Fisher & Paykel Heathcare. Genevieve has expertise in PPP and infrastructure projects, consultancy services agreements, commercial contracts and regulatory and governance issues relevant to government agencies.