Senior Associate

Sarah Gibbs

LLB (Hons), BCom
Sarah joined Hesketh Henry in October 2010 after four years at a large national law firm and is a Senior Associate in the Business Advice team.

Sarah’s principal area of practice is corporate and commercial law. She has broad experience advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, drafting template and bespoke agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, corporate governance and compliance, banking and finance and security arrangements.

Prior to joining Hesketh Henry, Sarah spent four years as a Solicitor in the Corporate Advisory Group at a large national law firm where she worked extensively with some of New Zealand’s largest companies.

Sarah brings a pragmatic approach to legal issues with a focus on client communication and delivering practical and effective commercial outcomes.

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Insights & Opinion / Sarah Gibbs

Top ten reasons to pimp your terms (Spoiler alert: The law is only one of them)
Whatever business you’re in, your customer terms and conditions are fundamental and foundational.
30.07.2018 Posted in Company Law & Corporate & Commercial law
Alternate Directors – A Practical Solution
Could appointing an alternative director be a sensible option for your company?
17.07.2014 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
PPSA Pointer – Update Debtor’s Name Change or Lose Priority
For a secured party to retain the priority of their registration on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), they must keep their financing statement up to date with all the information that ...
11.03.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Your ‘How-To’ guide to Directors’ duties
The recent slew of high profile cases involving directors of failed finance companies highlights the need for all current and would-be directors to understand and sufficiently perform their directors&...
11.02.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Planning – Where is Your Business Heading?
Successfully positioning your business for the future in terms of growth, succession or exit is crucially important for all businesses regardless of size or stage in the business life cycle. Without p...
11.02.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Changes to Company and Director Information Requirements – Will they affect your company?
The Companies and Limited Partnership Amendment Bill (“Bill“) proposes key changes to company director requirements which may affect up to 4,200 companies. This article outlines some key c...
11.02.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law & Insurance Law
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