Chris Linton


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 New Zealand 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 a commercial specialist firm and a large New Zealand law firm. 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 and President of the New Zealand Scandinavian Business Association.