Mark Stuart

Partner - Corporate and Commercial

Mark is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of M&A, private equity, business sale, commercial and business transactions and contracts for a range of private equity investors and corporates. He also advises companies on governance issues, listing rule compliance, director responsibilities and strategic issues.

Mark has significant equity capital markets experience having advised Tegel Foods, Evolve Education and Synlait Milk on their successful IPOs. Mark also works closely with MinterEllison in Australia on trans-tasman transactions.

Professional background

Recent work

Tegel IPO and dual listing

Advised Tegel Foods on its IPO and dual listing on the NZX and ASX, which valued Tegel at $550m.

Tourism Holdings acquires El Monte

Advised Tourism Holdings on its further expansion into the USA campervan market, by assisting with the acquisition of the El Monte campervan business $93m.

Blackstone’s acquisition of retirement portfolio

Advised Blackstone Singapore Pte on its acquisition of Lend Lease’s New Zealand retirement living portfolio, consisting of five separate retirement villages.

World Fuel Services

Advised World Fuel Services on the acquisition of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s aviation fuel business in New Zealand.

Tourism Holdings Limited

Advised on the New Zealand aspects of the structure and formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Thor Industries.


  • 1997, New Zealand


  • LLB (Hons), BCA (Accounting), Victoria University of Wellington


  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors Duties
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity


  • Recognised as a leading Corporate lawyer, Chambers Asia Pacific
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Ranked as a leading Corporate and M&A lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific