Juliet Short

Special Counsel

Juliet provides strategic commercial advice to business owners and operators to support them in implementing efficient business structures, building strong relationships, and creating value.

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Juliet specialises in corporate and commercial law, advising on business establishments and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts. She has extensive experience both in private practice and in-house across a range of industries including insurance, primary industries, technology, and manufacturing.
With experience working in-house on secondment in the insurance and primary industries sectors, you will benefit from Juliet’s practical and commercially-focused advice.

Recent highlights

  • Advising on numerous business sale and purchase transactions across a range of industries including insurance, healthcare and financial services.
  • Preparing shareholder agreements.
  • Designing and implementing employee share schemes.
  • Advising on complex commercial contracts.


Mixed reactions to the Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill

20 February 2023

Navigating reregistration: a guide for New Zealand Incorporated Societies

23 February 2024

Government to reform financial services regulations

31 January 2024

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  • Seconded to IAG, Sealord Group Limited and to Lumley General Insurance.

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