Haydn leads Bell Gully's corporate practice. He specialises in corporate and securities law with a focus on divestments and acquisitions, investment products, restructuring and company and commercial law.
In addition to advising on a full range of corporate matters, he has expertise in outsourcing and establishing and establishing and maintaining investment product offerings.
Haydn's work focuses on M&A transactions, including private equity, public company takeovers and restructuring, investment products and funds management and insurance, and energy and forestry-related projects.
Haydn joined Bell Gully in 1992 and is a partner in the corporate/commercial department based in Auckland. He worked first in the Wellington office before leaving for two years with Allen & Overy in London.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 names Haydn as a leading corporate lawyer, noting he is regarded by clients as "the person to go to, a very talented lawyer."
IFLR 1000 2013 names Haydn as a leading lawyer for M&A, stating he is "well respected in the market". Who's Who Legal 2011 and PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 also recognise Haydn as a leading M&A lawyer. Chambers Global 2010 also identifies Haydn as a leading corporate lawyer, noting his "broad expertise in general corporate work and investments", with clients describing Haydn as "innovative and commercially minded" in an earlier edition.
LLB, BCA, Victoria University of Wellington
1992 New Zealand