Kate Telford

Kate Telford Partner Hesketh HenryCONTACT DETAILS

T:  + 64 9 375 7630
M: + 64 21 576 670
F:  + 64 9 365 5430
E: kate.telford@heskethhenry.co.nz





Kate Telford is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial team.

Prior to joining Hesketh Henry, Kate practised in large law firms in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Kate’s principal area of practice is general commercial law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. Kate has extensive experience in advising both purchasers and vendors in relation to business asset and share sales, including undertaking a large number of complex due diligence investigations.

In addition, Kate regularly advises clients on a range of commercial agreements including joint venture agreements; manufacturing agreements; distribution agreements; sponsorship agreements and terms of trade.

Some of the projects Kate has recently been involved in are:

  • Acting for ANZ Capital in relation to its investment in, and its exit from, Tegel Foods Limited.
  • Advising Tiri Group Limited in relation to the purchase of Rapid Labels, Electrical Supply Corp Limited and the sale of Batavian Rubber Co Limited.
  • Acting for various governments in the Pacific Islands in relation to the sale of their shares in Pacific Forum Line Limited to the Government of Samoa.
  • Advising Ingram Micro (N.Z.) Limited on the acquisition of the assets of the Vantex Group of companies in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
  • Acting for a Swiss listed company in respect of its acquisition of an audiology group in New Zealand.
  • Advising the sole shareholder of JMI Aerospace Limited on the sale of its shares in the company to an Australian listed company.
  • Advising Hirepool on a number of acquisitions and divestments, including the sale of Nationwide Equipment Limited and Power Plant Supplies Limited under a management buy-out.
  • Acting for Flooring Brands Limited (parent company of Carpet Court New Zealand) on a number of acquisitions throughout New Zealand and Australia.
  • Advising a listed New Zealand investment fund on various corporate governance issues including advising on shareholder resolutions put forward at the company's annual general meeting.
  • Advising the Board of a listed New Zealand company on conflicts of interest issues.




  • New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • Steering Committee Member – Yellow Belle a Women’s Refuge Boutique


Asia Pacific Recommended Lawyer-770 Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory individually recommended Partner, Kate Telford


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