Josephine advises private and public sector clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, including corporate structuring, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder arrangements, capital raising and takeovers. She also advises on corporate governance, commercial contracting and regulatory compliance.
Josephine has commercial experience in a broad range of sectors, including financial services and funds management, property investment, vocational education, energy and infrastructure and forestry. In addition to corporate clients, she has also acted for local councils, government departments, crown entities and iwi organisations.
Before joining Bell Gully in 2018, Josephine worked in the corporate/commercial teams at two national law firms. She also gained in-house experience as a senior solicitor at the Ministry for Primary Industries and spent time on secondment at two large financial services providers.
Stride Property's establishment of industrial property fund
Advised Stride Property Group on the establishment of Industre Property, an industrial property fund formed through an unincorporated joint venture with an investment vehicle (advised by JP Morgan Asset Management) for international institutional investors.
Synlait Milk's bond issue
Advising Synlait Milk on its $150 million offer of five-year unsecured subordinated fixed rate bonds.
Establishment of Te Pūkenga network
Advising on the stand-up of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and its network of subsidiaries (through the legislative conversion of 16 existing polytechnics to Crown entity subsidiaries) and advising the newly established Te Pūkenga Group on a range of legal matters, including governance, company secretarial obligations, reporting, legislative compliance, group re-financing and contractual arrangements.
Auckland Council investment in City Rail Link
Advised Auckland Council on corporate aspects of its investment in City Rail Link Limited, including structuring and shareholder arrangements.
Limited partnership-based joint ventures
Advised on the establishment and operation of limited partnerships across a broad range of industries, including healthcare, property development and intellectual property commercialisation.
Te Uru Rākau's (Forestry New Zealand) - One Billion Trees Programme
Advised Te Uru Rākau on commercial negotiations for Provincial Growth Fund investments in forestry sector projects.