Grae specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, securities offerings and general corporate and commercial law. He has advised public companies, multinationals, government entities and medium sized enterprises.
Grae regularly advises overseas companies on New Zealand M&A transactions and broader New Zealand legal matters. He takes an active role in the firm’s international practice and works frequently with international clients and law firms.
His experience includes advising on a range of business sales and purchases for iconic New Zealand companies and large overseas based multinationals as well as for medium sized enterprises, start-ups and founders. He also advises on joint ventures, overseas investment consent, New Zealand securities law issues related to overseas mergers, issues relating to overseas businesses setting up New Zealand branches and generally advising on a range of commercial contracts. In addition, Grae regularly advises on structuring matters, such as the establishment of companies, joint ventures and limited partnerships.
Grae has been practicing law since 1999. He joined Duncan Cotterill in 2011, following over five years with a large top tier firm and, prior to that, several years with well known Sydney-based firms. Grae has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, a Bachelor of Laws from the Victoria University of Wellington and Master of Laws (specialising in Corporate Law) from the University of Sydney.
Capital raising and investments