The 2016 New Zealand Power Lawyer List . .

35. Andrew Harmos

Andrew, one of the firm’s two serving co-founders, advises on a wide range of corporate

Andrew Harmos
Andrew Harmos

transactions, with a focus on takeovers, corporate advisory, co-investment and joint venture arrangements, and business acquisitions and divestments.

He has particular expertise in providing strategic governance and board advice, and is regularly asked to provide specialist independent advice to boards in tandem with a company’s usual legal advisers. He is the lead legal adviser to a number of NZX listed entities including Abano Healthcare Group, Argosy Property, Green Cross Health, and Vital Healthcare Property Trust, and a specialist advisor to a number of other NZX 5O companies.

Andrew is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading public takeover lawyers, and co-heads the firm’s takeover practice. His experience and expertise in advising on the defence of hostile or unsolicited bids is unrivalled, and he is often sought out to provide specialist governance and strategic advice to boards who receive unsolicited bid proposals. He has presented on takeover defence to the New Zealand Institute of Directors Chairman’s Group and other specialist bodies.

Before founding Harmos Horton Lusk, Andrew was a senior corporate partner at Russell McVeagh.

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