Jeremy Gray

Jeremy Gray

Jeremy Gray

Senior Associate, Auckland

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 9 357 2726

M:+64 27 498 4941


BA LLB (Hons), University of Auckland


2006, New Zealand

Jeremy specialises in corporate and commercial law, focusing on private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and information and communications technology.

Jeremy advises clients on a range of matters, including the structuring and establishment of venture capital funds, sale and purchase agreements, limited partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements and other commercial contracts such as supply, distribution and agency arrangements.

Recent experience

Jeremy has advised:

  • ANZ Bank New Zealand on its sale of OnePath Life NZ for $700m to specialist global insurer Cigna Corporation
  • Pencarrow Private Equity on the sale of Brewgroup Limited to Jacobs Douwe Egberts AU Pty Ltd
  • Live Nation in relation to its acquisition of a majority shareholding in EVENZ, which owns and operates the Vector Arena
  • Lendlease on the sale of its New Zealand retirement village portfolio to the Blackstone Tactical Opportunities fund
  • Spark on the $106m sale of its Telecom Rentals division to FlexiGroup and the acquisition of Computer Concepts for $50m
  • Private equity firm Riverside and Simcro in relation to the acquisition of medical device businesses, ISL Animal Health and NJ Phillips Pty
  • various insurers in relation to putting in place Warranty and Indemnity (W&I) insurance for M&A transactions

  • New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited (NZVIF) in relation to:

    • its investment in various venture capital funds, including MOVAC Fund 3 LP GRC SinoGreen Fund III, LP and GD1 Fund II, LP

    • co-investment partnerships entered into by its Seed Co-investment Fund (SCIF) and co-investments in over 90 early stage companies

    • exits from various portfolio companies

    • issues arising with fund managers, co-investment partners and investee companies from time to time

  • Shanghai Yuanlong Investment Co in relation to the acquisition of Ardagh Packaging

  • Fletcher Distribution in relation to the establishment of several PlaceMakers joint ventures and ongoing issues with joint venture partners

  • Westpac New Zealand in relation to a range of ICT and other commercial contracts, while seconded to Westpac’s legal team, and

  • Google International LLC in relation to the establishment of its New Zealand subsidiaries.

Corporate & commercial; International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Private equity