Gareth Clendinning

Senior Associate

Gareth is a highly experienced corporate lawyer specialising in corporate and securities law. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, joint ventures, employee incentive schemes and corporate governance.

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He has a proven track record of delivering great results for his clients in a range of sectors. He has particularly strong expertise in the technology, aerospace and energy sectors.

He is known for his exceptional attention to detail, his ability to identify and mitigate risks, and his strong negotiation skills. He is committed to providing clients with practical and commercial advice grounded in a deep understanding of the industries in which they operate.

Prior to joining Duncan Cotterill, Gareth worked in the corporate teams of large international law firms in London and Bristol (UK).

Recent highlights

  • Advising the shareholders of an AI-powered vision systems company on an exit to an overseas purchaser listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Advising innovative aerospace companies Kea Aerospace and Pyper Vision on early stage capital raises.

  • Designing and implementing employee incentive schemes (ESOPs) for a range of technology companies from seed stage through to pre-IPO.

  • Advising Polar Capital LP on the acquisition of JUCY Group in a pre-pack receivership (nominated as finalist in the NZ Law Awards insolvency and restructuring category).


Gareth's insights

From Christchurch to Aus: DC helps Evnex secure investment to fuel expansion and innovation

22 May 2024

No such thing as a free launch

20 October 2022

Upcoming changes to sale of alcohol legislation are brewing

17 May 2024

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  • Admitted in England and Wales.

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