Ron Arieli

Partner

Ron has extensive experience advising clients on corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholding arrangements, capital raisings, employee share plans, corporate restructurings, succession planning, commercial contracts and shareholder disputes. He also advises numerous clients on property transactions and leasing matters.

Ron advises a broad range of domestic and international clients.  These include leading corporates, multinational companies, SMEs, start-ups and high net worth individuals.  He has significant experience advising clients operating in the healthcare, technology, FMCG, construction, insurance and food and beverage sectors.

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He is known for his strategic acumen, lateral thinking and ability to deliver successful outcomes, as well as his deep industry knowledge and exceptional client service.

Recent highlights

Ron’s transaction experience includes advising:

  • A listed healthcare provider on numerous acquisitions of medical practices and pharmacies and associated leasing arrangements.
  • A multinational company on its acquisition of a manufacturer of industrial chemical products.
  • A swimming pool development in relation to the negotiation of complex leasing arrangements and a capital raising. 
  • A US venture capital fund focussed on climate change on its investment in a provider of methane emissions solutions.
  • A heavy commercial vehicle distribution business on its acquisition of a competing business and subsequent sale to a multinational company.
  • A founding shareholder of a freight forwarding business on the sale of a majority shareholding to a listed Japanese company.
  • A yoghurt manufacturer on the sale of its business to a leading corporate.
  • A leading scaffolding business on several bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Various early stage companies on capital raisings and employee share plans.
  • Recognised as one of the world’s leading immigration practitioners in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Corporate immigration 2024.
  • Recognised by NZ Lawyer in the ‘Most Influential Lawyer’ list for 2023. She achieved this recognition in the changemaker category.
  • Recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 legal directory.
  • Recognised in The Best Lawyers of New Zealand 2024 list for immigration law.

Ron's insights

Medical practice check-up vital to health of investment

1 August 2022

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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He tāngata

  • Honorary Solicitor of the Shalom Court Rest Home

Enterprising

  • Secondments with IAG, Fonterra, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and New Zealand Steel
  • Member of the Auckland Medico-Legal Society

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