Joshua Woo

Senior Associate

Joshua advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters including M&A transactions, capital raising, restructuring, joint ventures, and shareholder arrangements and disputes. Joshua also has a keen interest in Chinese legal issues having completed an LLM at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Joshua’s transaction experience includes the following:

M&A and structuring matters include advising:

  • an Australasian group on the sale of its electrical and plumbing franchise systems.
  • a previously listed entity on its response to a full cash takeover offer.
  • a national farming co-operative to complete an investment by a Chinese farming conglomerate.
  • a national digital printing solutions business on the sale of its business.
  • a listed insurance company on its acquisition of underwriting businesses.
  • an automotive parts company on the sale of its business.
  • a boat manufacturing company on the sale of its business to a listed watercraft company.
  • a finance company on the sale of its business and consumer credit loan books.
  • a prominent private equity on the leveraged buyout of a division of a listed entity.

Capital raising and securities law matters include advising:

  • a New Zealand group of entities on its public (via the recently legalised crowdfunding regime) and private capital raisings to fund its medicinal cannabis business.
  • an Australasian logistics group on its capital raising and restructuring which saw a prominent New Zealand private equity acquiring a cornerstone equity stake in the group.
  • on an IPO and due diligence process.
  • a listed entity on an underwritten Accelerated Renounceable Entitlement Offer.
  • a dental and specialist implant clinic on its offer of debt securities.
  • listed entities (both NZX and ASX) on their New Zealand compliance matters.
  • various start-ups and angel investors on their investment rounds and related matters.

General corporate and commercial matters include advising:

  • the metering division of a listed energy generator and retailer on the negotiation of various commercial agreements, including a metering services agreement, sale and purchase agreements for smart meters and interoperability agreements with other market players.
  • the metering division of a listed energy generator and retailer on the termination of a major national metering services agreement with another energy retailer.
  • a national telco on its review of standard master services agreement for support services.
  • a multinational telco in relation to its master services agreement negotiation with an Australasian bank.


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Judy Reed

Joshua Woo BA, LLB (Hons), LLM

Senior Associate

Joshua advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters including M&A transactions, capital raising, restructuring, joint ventures, and shareholder arrangements and disputes. Joshua also has a keen interest in Chinese legal issues having completed an LLM at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Joshua’s transaction experience includes the following:

M&A and structuring matters include advising:

  • an Australasian group on the sale of its electrical and plumbing franchise systems.
  • a previously listed entity on its response to a full cash takeover offer.
  • a national farming co-operative to complete an investment by a Chinese farming conglomerate.
  • a national digital printing solutions business on the sale of its business.
  • a listed insurance company on its acquisition of underwriting businesses.
  • an automotive parts company on the sale of its business.
  • a boat manufacturing company on the sale of its business to a listed watercraft company.
  • a finance company on the sale of its business and consumer credit loan books.
  • a prominent private equity on the leveraged buyout of a division of a listed entity.

Capital raising and securities law matters include advising:

  • a New Zealand group of entities on its public (via the recently legalised crowdfunding regime) and private capital raisings to fund its medicinal cannabis business.
  • an Australasian logistics group on its capital raising and restructuring which saw a prominent New Zealand private equity acquiring a cornerstone equity stake in the group.
  • on an IPO and due diligence process.
  • a listed entity on an underwritten Accelerated Renounceable Entitlement Offer.
  • a dental and specialist implant clinic on its offer of debt securities.
  • listed entities (both NZX and ASX) on their New Zealand compliance matters.
  • various start-ups and angel investors on their investment rounds and related matters.

General corporate and commercial matters include advising:

  • the metering division of a listed energy generator and retailer on the negotiation of various commercial agreements, including a metering services agreement, sale and purchase agreements for smart meters and interoperability agreements with other market players.
  • the metering division of a listed energy generator and retailer on the termination of a major national metering services agreement with another energy retailer.
  • a national telco on its review of standard master services agreement for support services.
  • a multinational telco in relation to its master services agreement negotiation with an Australasian bank.


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