​Sarah Simmers | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine22 Apr 2014
Sarah SimmersSarah Simmers,
Anderson Lloyd

Sarah Simmers, who heads up the commercial team at Anderson Lloyd, is another dealmaker whose career has gone from strength to strength on the back of some highly noteworthy deals. Last year, she acted for Combined Rural Traders Society on its merger with Farmlands Trading Society, which involved entities with combined historic revenues of NZ$2bn per annum and created a nationwide co-op with 54,000 members. Simmers also acted for Skeggs Group on its sale of Pacific Shipping to Swire, a transaction that closed in February, and also acted for Farmlands Co-operative on its purchase of the NRM animal feeds business for an undisclosed sum. Simmers is also a guest lecturer for the University of Otago’s advanced company law and banking law classes.

Partner/Owner, Anderson Lloyd Lawyers (2002)
Secondee Solicitor (Acting General Counsel), Yellow Pages Group (2007-2009)
Years of Experience:
12 years
Hotlist, NZ Lawyer Magazine
  • Trustee of the Otago Youth Wellness Trust
    • ChaOrganising Committee, Cancer Society Ball
  • Committee of The Dunedin Hospital Early Childhood Centre
  • Institute of Directors
B.Com (Hons), LL.B (First Class Hons), Law, Economics, University of Otago (1997-2002)
Current Town Dunedin
Hometown Dunedin

Married to Cameron with which she has two sons: Lou (4), and Max (2)


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