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Hamish FooteHamish Foote

Hamish Foote

Hamish Foote


M:+64 27 289 9151

T:+64 3 353 0397


F:+64 3 365 4587



BCA, LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington


1995, New Zealand


Hamish practises corporate & commercial and property law.

Hamish advises on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, major infrastructure projects, restructuring & insolvency, outsourcing and information technology for a variety of business entities and contractual arrangements in New Zealand and Europe. He also advises on corporate governance and regulatory requirements for public bodies and listed entities. Hamish is recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 for his corporate and mergers & acquisitions experience.

Recent experience

Hamish has advised:

  • EQC in relation to the RFP, tender evaluation and contracting of its Project Management Office (PMO) for the Canterbury earthquakes.  This process involved, in a matter of weeks, a competitive international tender process that resulted in Fletcher Construction being appointed as PMO for an estimated 100,000 claims valued at over $2.5b
  • Kathmandu Ltd on its initial public offering (IPO)
  • Telecom NZ (now Spark) on its strategic partnering relationship with Lucent Technologies, and the acquisition of its CDMA, GSM and WCDMA mobile network
  • Telecom NZ (now Spark) on the outsourcing of its planning, design, maintenance and operational requirements for its core network to Alcatel, and its CDMA (027) mobile network to Lucent
  • Shell Exploration NZ as operator of the Pohokura Joint Venture
  • on incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures, including innovative models for (co-operative) joint ventures for certain species newly introduced to New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system
  • receivers, mortgagees, liquidators, and financiers on security issues for real and personal property, including contested situations, and
  • property developers and others on creditor compromise arrangements and restructuring proposals.