Hamish is an experienced Corporate & Commercial Lawyer. He has a genius for making the complex seem simple.

Hamish Taylor

Senior Associate Solicitor

Hamish is committed to making business deals happen, not to get in the way. His approach is to keep the easy, easy and to make the complex, simple.

Biography

Hamish is a Senior Associate Solicitor specialising in Business, Corporate and Property Law. He is key member of our Business & Company Law team and acts as Virtual In-House Counsel for a number of established and growing SME’s.

He has over 15 years’ experience in business and corporate advisory, dealing with complex commercial and property transactions in Australia and New Zealand.

Before moving to Australia, Hamish worked for over 10 years for a specialist Commercial Law firm in Auckland where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, restructures, joint ventures and sales of businesses.

Hamish has experience working across complex projects that require both commercial and property law. For example during a one-year stint with one of Ireland’s largest law firms he spent time working on what was the largest European mall development of the time.

He has also been involved in negotiations with the New Zealand Government regarding Treaty of Waitangi claims and the significant re-acquisition of Crown assets including land, forestry and commercial buildings.

He has bought, sold and re-structured businesses in many sectors (hospitality, mining, cinema, waste management and insurance to name a few) including the not-for-profit space with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust.

Hamish also has practical business experience having operated multiple foreign businesses for approximately 6 years before moving to Australia.

He regularly assists his clients in relation to the following:

  • Corporate Advisory,
  • Buying & Selling Businesses,
  • Mergers & Acquisitions,
  • Directors Duties & Responsibilities,
  • Asset Protection & Risk Mitigation,
  • Business Structures & Restructuring,
  • Shareholder Agreements & Corporate Governance,
  • Commercial Contracts and Joint Ventures,
  • Loan & Security Agreements,
  • Supply, Distribution and Agency Agreements,
  • Franchise Agreements,
  • Commercial & Retail Leases, and
  • General asset leasing, including retail and equipment leasing.

Who Hamish works with

Hamish works with high-net-worth individuals, established and growing SMEs, large corporates, Accountants and other professionals.

Approach

Clear, concise and pragmatic.

Hamish’s approach is to keep the easy, easy and to make the complex, simple. He is a Lawyer who likes to see his clients succeed and be part of that success.

Qualifications

Hamish holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Geography.

Hamish is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia.

Hamish has also been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand.

Interests

In his spare time Hamish likes to stay fit (he might have done an Ironman or 15), surf and go on adventures with his wife and young daughter.

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