Kirsten specialises in corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on banking and finance, commercial contracts and statutory and regulatory compliance.
Kirsten advises clients from the public sector as well as private commercial entities from a broad range of industry sectors and across a wide range of commercial matters.
Kirsten has advised:
Infratil on the sale of its outdoor advertising business to an ASX listed entity
Holcim New Zealand on the sale of its lime business
Christchurch City Holdings in relation to its proposed divestment of City Care
Silver Fern Farms on the property related aspects of its vendor due diligence in preparation for its capital raising activities and subsequent pre-investment restructure
Kisco Foods (International) and its Japanese parent company on the purchase and operation of food production and development companies in New Zealand
the Earthquake Commission (EQC) with various co-funding arrangements and its long-term, multi-million dollar supply, maintenance and management contractual arrangement for the nationwide geological hazards monitoring system known as “GeoNet”
receivers and liquidators of various businesses on their appointment, the conduct of the receivership or liquidation and in relation to the sale and realisation of assets, and
a range of clients on supply and procurement matters including:
software licensing, support and service arrangements
financing and security arrangements including compliance with the financial services regime
the sale and purchase of commercial and rural properties by way of tender, auction and private treaty.