Phoebe Davies

Consultant

Phoebe is a lawyer specialising in corporate and commercial law, advising on a broad range of matters across numerous industry sectors including agribusiness, consumer finance and technology.  She regularly advises on matters relating to overseas investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, employee share schemes, shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance, and commercial contracts.

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Phoebe’s approach to assisting her clients is always to overlay a pragmatic and commercial lens to the technicalities of the law – be they start-up companies or large international corporates.

She has supported a broad range of clients to grow their businesses through acquisitions, gaining external investors, setting up share schemes to reward staff and assisting them with day to day commercial contracting. Phoebe has experience with tech companies, some of which she has worked with from start up through to established trading phases. She also has a passion for the agri sector and brings a high level of corporate expertise along with the experience of being with farmers out on the farm.

Phoebe has worked in international firms in both London and Birmingham in the United Kingdom and filled long term secondments within client organisations in the agri sector.  She is qualified to practice law in both New Zealand and England & Wales.

Recent highlights

  • Assisting a client in the healthcare sector to set up a high value complex joint venture structure with two other bodies.
  • Working with a start up client to establish their medical device and app business, with work ranging from the initial capital raise, royalty agreements, commercial contracts and setting up an employee share scheme.
  • Providing advice to a rental business to ensure compliance with the CCCFA and recent changes in legislation.
  • Working with a large New Zealand business and advising them on a range of corporate acquisitions and disposals to update their portfolio.
  • Supporting a client on a number of overseas investment office applications for the acquisition of sensitive land for kiwifruit orchards, apple orchards, cropping and dairy farms, along with exemption applications and variations to existing consents.

Phoebe's insights

Government to reform financial services regulations

31 January 2024

Foodstuffs Merger – Commerce Commission releases Statement of Preliminary Issues

26 January 2024

New Zealand’s privacy laws still “adequate” for EU — what does this mean for New Zealand?

17 January 2024

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  • Dual qualified in New Zealand and England & Wales.

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