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Simpson Grierson outranks M & A competition

Simpson Grierson continues to outrank competition in Australasian M&A market

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Simpson Grierson is the only New Zealand law firm to feature on the just released preliminary mergermarket legal advisory table for M&A transactions in Australasia.

The firm's placing at number nine on the table for the period 01 January 2008 - 17 September 2008, is the result of a number of significant deals that further confirm Simpson Grierson's position as the leading New Zealand commercial deal maker of 2008.

Simpson Grierson acted for the Australian owned Toll NZ on the sale of the New Zealand national rail business back to the Crown, a highly publicised transaction valued at over NZ$700 million.

The firm also acted for BG Group Plc, on the New Zealand aspects of its bid for Origin Energy (Australia), providing ground-breaking advice on Takeover Code issues and exemption applications relating to Contact Energy (the second largest listed company in New Zealand – by market capitalisation), of which Origin Energy owns 51%.

Kevin Jaffe, Head of Corporate/Commercial, Simpson Grierson, said "Our place as the only New Zealand firm in the Australasian top ten is ongoing recognition of Simpson Grierson's strong client base, international networks and global reputation."
Simpson Grierson continues its strong year with its appointment as legal advisors on the recently announced Matariki Forests sale.


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