Paul Foley

Consultant - Corporate and Commercial

Paul practises in all areas of corporate law, has a reputation for innovative thinking, providing the input that has enabled complex transactions to be worked through to a successful conclusion.

Paul’s corporate advisory spans governance, continuous disclosure obligations, directors’ duties and Companies Act, Securities Act, Takeovers Code and Listing Rules advice. Paul also provides leading advice on strategic transactions, mergers and acquisitions, take overs, equity capital raisings, and foreign investment approvals.

He has experience as an external director, including as Chair of a publicly listed company.

Professional background

Recent work

Quantum Education Group

Advised the shareholders of Quantum Education Group, a company operating various private training establishments throughout New Zealand. The company was sold to Intueri Education Group who listed on the NZX in order to finance the transaction.

Z Energy $785m acquisition of Chevron

Part of the team that advised Z Energy on its $785m acquisition of Chevron New Zealand (which owns and operates the Caltex retail fuel brand in New Zealand) – one of New Zealand’s largest corporate acquisitions in recent years.


  • 1985, New Zealand


  • LLB, BCA, Victoria University of Wellington


  • Chairman, Booster Financial Services Limited
  • Chairman, Dryland Carbon LLP
  • Chairman, Queen Margaret College Wellington
  • Chartered Fellow, Institute of Directors in New Zealand


  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy and Resources
  • Funds Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Overseas Investment


  • Ranked as a leading Energy and Natural Resources lawyer, Chambers Asia Pacific & Global
  • Ranked as Highly Regarded – Capital Markets, M&A and Energy and Infrastructure, IFLR1000
  • Recognised for Capital Markets Law, Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Best Lawyers