Joe Windmeyer

Partner

Corporate Advisory

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Joe is an experienced partner and Russell McVeagh board member, specialising in corporate commercial law. Throughout his career, Joe has developed a reputation for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and securities work. He provides clients with clear advice with respect to listed and unlisted company takeovers, asset and share acquisitions and disposals, and offers of securities, helping them to achieve commercial outcomes. He has a number of clients in the energy field, an area he has focused on for many years.

Joe provides innovative counsel to clients looking to make successful commercial deals, recently advising Allnex on its acquisition of Nuplex Industries by way of a scheme of arrangement, and Trustpower on its successful demerger into two separate NZX and ASX listed companies.

Experience

Joe has a strong background in corporate law, both within Russell McVeagh and in previous firms.

His experience includes advising:

  • Trustpower Limited on its liquidation and demerger into two separate NZX and ASX listed companies so as to separate its hydro generation and retail base from its windfarm assets.
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited on its establishment of ‘Trading Among Farmers’ including establishing a new private share market operated by NZX Limited, and an initial public offering by the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund and its listing on both the NZSX and ASX.
  • Amphenol Corporation on its acquisition of Phitek by way of amalgamation.
  • Genesis Energy on its securities offering and listing on the NZX pursuant to the Government MOM process.
  • Turners & Growers Limited on the takeover by BayWa AG.
  • Tru-Test on its acquisition of Dairy Technology Services Limited.
  • Westfarmers on the sale of the Crombie Lockwood group to A J Gallaghers.

Credentials

LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland.

Professional

Before joining Russell McVeagh in 2004, Joe was a partner at another New Zealand law firm.

He was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 1985.

Joe is listed as a leading Corporate and M&A lawyer by Asialaw Profiles 2018, in Chambers Asia-Pacific, and descibed as a 'standout practitioner' by Legal 500. He was named Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year in 2018 by Best Lawyers®, and ranked again as a leading lawyer this year.

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