Former top firm chair reappointed to Takeovers Panel

He will continue serving on the panel for another 12 months

Former top firm chair reappointed to Takeovers Panel
Roger Wallis has been reappointed to New Zealand’s Takeovers Panel and will serve for another 12-month term.

Wallis, who stepped down as chair of Chapman Tripp at the end of March when Victoria Heine assumed the role, was first appointed to the takeovers panel in February 2011. He specialises in public market mergers and acquisitions, equity capital market transactions, business reorganisations, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance.

The corporate and securities law expert, who has been a partner at Chapman Tripp since 2000, is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand, and the executive officer of the Listed Companies Association. he is the former chair of the NZX Legal and Advisory Board.

“I am pleased Mr Wallis will continue to share his expertise for another twelve months, ensuring the Panel continues to benefit from his practical experience in takeovers and securities regulation,” Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean said.

The Takeovers Panel has a number of lawyers in addition to investment bankers, executives, and consultants. The panel includes Simon Horner, partner at Mayne Wetherell; Sacha Judd, Hoku Group managing director and former partner at Buddle Findlay; Silvana Schenone, partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts; and Nathaniel Starrenburg, director at Harmos Horton Lusk.

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