Burton Partners

Our People: Hayden Smith
Special Counsel


Hayden advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. Admitted in 2005, his principal focus is on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raising, commercial contracts and corporate advisory.  He has particular expertise in the area of warranty & indemnity insurance, having advised most of the M&A underwriters active in the New Zealand market.  From his OE living and working in Abu Dhabi, he also has extensive experience on multi-jurisdictional cross-border deals.

Hayden’s experience covers a number of industry sectors, including recently advising clients in the hospitality & leisure, technology, food & beverage and retail sectors.

Hayden prides himself on taking a results orientated approach, supporting his clients to manage legal risk and meet commercial objectives. 

He was recognised for his work by Legal 500 as a ‘2018 Next Generation Lawyer’ for Corporate/Commercial in New Zealand.

Outside of work, Hayden is a busy husband & father of three girls.  Where time permits, he remains an avid sports fan, in particular cricket (where he is the current chairman of the North Shore Cricket Club), rugby, football, golf and fishing.

Mobile: +64 21 233 1761
Email: hayden.smith@burtonpartners.nz

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