Roger Wallis

Roger Wallis

Roger Wallis

Partner, Auckland

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 9 357 9077

M:+64 27 478 3192


BCom, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland


1993, New Zealand

Roger specialises in corporate and securities law. He advises on public market mergers and acquisitions, equity capital market transactions, business reorganisations, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

Consistently ranked as a leading individual by independent legal directories, he is recognised as a Band 1 lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and Chambers Global 2020​. Roger is also highly regarded in capital markets by IFLR1000 2020, and is recognised as a leading individual in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • Moa Group on its $2.5m placement with Colin Neal, restructuring of arrangements with vendors of Savor Group and its $5.2m rights issue
  • Me Today on its listing on the NZX Main Board through a ‘reverse listing’ transaction, the first equity issuer listing on NZX in 2020
  • Metlifecare on its $1.5b scheme of arrangement with Asia Pacific Village Group, owned by EQT Infrastructure IV fund
  • Vector on the sale of its Kapuni gas treatment plant and related assets to Todd Petroleum Mining
  • Arvida Group on its $180m acquisition of a portfolio of retirement villages from Sanderson Group, and Arvida’s associated $80m rights issue
  • Tower Insurance on its acquisition of Youi’s insurance portfolio in New Zealand and Tower’s associated $57m rights issue


Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand

Member of Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ)

Executive of the Listed Companies Association

Corporate & commercial; Corporate governance; Equity capital markets; Financial services regulation; Mergers & acquisitions; Restructuring & insolvency





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