Three new Partners join Lane Neave

Lane Neave is delighted to announce that three new Partners have joined the firm – Aaron Pickett, Andrew Comer and James Cochrane. Both Andrew and James are based in the firm’s Auckland office, James in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team and Andrew in the Corporate team. Aaron heads the Corporate Team, based in Christchurch.

Managing Partner Andrew Shaw said: “We are delighted to welcome Aaron, Andrew and James to the firm. They all have highly impressive expertise and skills that will bolster Lane Neave’s national offering. They also bring an energy and perspective that we are thrilled to incorporate into the Partnership.”

“All the Partners wish to extend a huge welcome to Aaron, Andrew and James, and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship.”

Meet the newest Lane Neave Partners

Aaron Pickett

Aaron has extensive experience working for a wide range of leading international and local corporate clients, with particular expertise in private mergers and acquisitions (the sale and purchase of shares and/or assets), joint ventures and Public Private Partnerships (with Government), private equity investments and start-ups.

Aaron says of joining the firm: “It is an absolute privilege to join the fantastic team at Lane Neave and to lead the corporate team in our ongoing efforts to deliver pragmatic, client-centric advice that seeks to add value to our clients’ businesses. I thank my fellow Partners for their support, and look forward to delivering a first-class service offering for all our clients (new and existing).”

Andrew Comer

Andrew’s particular focus is on private mergers and acquisitions, business structuring, joint ventures, and corporate advisory and governance. He has also advised clients on the legal and regulatory implications of various crypto-related projects.

Andrew says: “I am thrilled to have joined the talented team of Partners at Lane Neave. The opportunity to work at such a respected and successful firm is an honour, and I am excited about contributing to the continued growth of the firm”

James Cochrane

James has significant banking and finance, insolvency, and insurance litigation experience. He also has a particular interest, and expertise, in cryptocurrency/crypto-assets and Web3 technology.

James says of joining the firm: “I am delighted to have joined a firm with such an impressive history, with a fantastic culture, fully committed to achieving the best for its staff and clients moving forward. I am thrilled to be a Partner of such a strong Dispute Resolution and Litigation team, with significant depth in insolvency, restructuring and insurance matters, and really excited to be part of Lane Neave’s push to become a global leader in the digital/crypto/Web3 space.”

These latest additions bring the total number of Partners to 26, with over 150 staff across the firm’s Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown offices.

Meet the team that makes
things simple.

Aaron Pickett
Andrew Comer
James Cochrane

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