Michael Pollard | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine22 Apr 2014
Michael PollardMichael Pollard,
Simpson Grierson


Simpson Grierson’s head of corporate and commercial has had another productive year, capped by a role advising China’s Bright Dairy & Food Company on the NZ$120m IPO of Synlait Milk.

“He’s a very dynamic dealmaker – hungry and really solution-focused; very keen to find ways to get through problems. He’s just a very effective and energetic dealmaker,” said one source.

Other significant recent deals for Pollard include advising Craigs Investment Partners, First NZ Capital, Forsyth Barr, and Macquarie Capital on the $155m block trade of Quadrant Private.
 
 
 
CAREER
Current: 

Partner, Simpson Grierson 
Previous:
6 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London
Years of Experience:
Over 20 years of experience in corporate law
ACHIEVEMENTS/RECOGNITIONS:
  • The International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers 2014 - Leading Lawyer
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Corporate/M&A 2014 - Recommended Lawyer
  • Chambers Global Corporate/Commercial 2014 - Leading Lawyer
  • IFLR1000 Mergers & Acquisitions 2013 - Leading Lawyer
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Corporate/M&A 2013 - Leading Lawyer
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Private Equity and Venture Capital 2013 - Leading Lawyer
AFFILIATIONS:
New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (NZVCA) - Board member
EDUCATION:
BCom, LLB(Hons)
Current Town Auckland
Hometown Auckland
Family Married with three children
 


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