Joe Windmeyer | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine22 Apr 2014
Joe WindmeyerJoe Windmeyer,
Russell McVeagh

Joe Windmeyer is another Russell McVeagh lawyer who will be appearing on the Genesis selldown. That particular IPO, however, will be far from the only significant equity deal on Windmeyer’s CV: he was also one of a collective of Russell McVeagh lawyers who took lead roles in advising Fonterra on the highly complex collection of deals related to the Trading Among Farmers program. That NZ$8.9bn deal – which involved the simultaneous launch of a new securities market, the Fonterra Shareholders’ Market, and the initial public offer of securities in a new fund, the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund – was regarded by many as the standout equity deal of 2012. This certainly didn’t do Windmeyer’s reputation any harm. “He’s scarily smart – he will be down every rabbit hole and know every issue; he’s a safe pair of hands,” said one source.

Partner, Russel McVeagh (2004)
Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (1992-2004)
Years of Experience:
Ranked as a leading New Zealand Corporate lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
LLB, BCom, University of Auckland
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