Welcome to Andrew Lewis Law
Andrew Lewis Law is a specialist commercial law firm.
We provide practical legal and commercial assistance for all types of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions, capital raisings and funds, joint ventures and supply and distribution arrangements. In many cases these transactions cross international borders.
Our industry specialisations include the private equity and venture capital, hotels and resorts, building and agriculture sectors. We provide international advice (from a New Zealand base) with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
Andrew has 15 years’ of partner level experience at leading New Zealand and international firms (12 years as a corporate partner at Simpson Grierson in Auckland and three years as a corporate partner at Norton Rose Group in Dubai). He has led transactions in all of the areas described above.
Acted for Evergreen Capital (a New York based private equity firm) on the acquisition of the Wormald Group of companies in Australia from NYSE listed Tyco International, (which included acquisition of the Wormald brand worldwide and the National Fire Service (NSF) Group). McCullough Robertson (Adrian Smith) provided local support. See attached announcement from the Wall Street Journal
Acted for the shareholders of NZ Tertiary Education Group (otherwise known as Cornerstone Group) in respect of the sale of that group of companies to Aspire2 Group, (ultimately controlled by leading Australian private equity firm, Archer Capital), as part of the roll-up and sale of 5 privately owned education groups. Also acted for the same shareholders and related parties in respect of the sale of their founder interests in Aspire2 to the Archer Capital controlled holding company. Acted for the shareholder of Safety-N Action Ltd in respect of the separate sale of that company to Aspire2 Group (as part of the same industry roll up). For further information follow this link to an associated press article
What we specialise in
Big firm specialist expertise without paying big firm rates
Andrew has over 20 years of big firm corporate law experience, including 12 years as partner in one of New Zealand’s leading firms and three years as a partner in a leading international firm.
A commercially practical approach and focus on solutions
We tell you what you can do and how you can do it, not what you can’t do.
No duplication – you only pay for value add
The big firm financial model relies on leverage and billing time spent by junior staff, even if their work is redone. When you engage us, you will only pay for the expert advice which adds value to you.
International experience at local rates
Andrew has significant international and cross-border experience (particularly in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions). You will receive the benefit of this experience without having to pay large international firm rates.