Simon Vodanovich | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine22 Apr 2014
Simon VodanovichSimon Vodanovich
Buddle Findlay

Buddle Findlay senior corporate partner Simon Vodanovich was cited by rivals as a respected name in the dealmaking world. “His name does come up, and considering that he’s at a second-tier firm, those people have to do quite well to get noticed in those firms. He seems to be another guy who is good at getting deals done,” said one source. Without seeking to buy into the perennial debate about the demarcation of top tier and second tier, the source seems to have made a fair point in that a lawyer outside the traditional ‘three’ would have to work just a little bit harder to establish themselves. 

Recent deals for Vodanovich include acting for Olam on the selldown of its stake in Open Country Dairy, acting for Infratil on the acquisition of its stake in Metlifecare and the Z Energy IPO, and acting for the joint lead managers of the Meridian Energy IPO.

Partner, Buddle Findlay (1991)
Sullivan & Cromwell, New York (1995-1996)
Years of Experience:
Recommended by Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Best Lawyers
Independent Director, Sealegs
LLB Victoria University of Wellington (1981-1984)
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