Don Manifold is the Joint Managing Director of Equity & Advisory and specializes in providing commercial advice about mergers and acquisition transactions. He has been a partner and director in several New Zealand law firms and has particular expertise in corporate law, commercial litigation, banking, and finance.

His work includes assisting companies in growing by acquisition or merger with other companies and advising on corporate restructuring. In Adelaide and London, he specialized in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions with a private equity firm. Don is also a director of several New Zealand companies.

His Achievements

Don has been a director of New Zealand on Air, a trustee of the Māori Television Service, and a member of the Responsible Investment Association. He has also chaired several corporate advisory boards. He has been named in Best Lawyers New Zealand as one of Australasia’s leading lawyers and was awarded the Best Lawyer Award in 2017. The New Zealand Law Awards recognizes his significant contribution to the law over an extended period.

In Adelaide, he was a Director of the State Bank of South Australia and acted for that bank during its takeover by the Commonwealth Bank. In London, he was a Director of Barclays Bank PLC and Lloyds TSB PLC, both of which were involved in seizures by overseas banks.

In addition to providing legal advice, Don offers practical business solutions to clients. He is passionate about the importance of legal education and has given many invited presentations and seminars to law students, law firms, and professional bodies. Don Manifold is keen to share his knowledge and experiences with young, aspiring lawyers to equip them with the skills needed to achieve professional excellence.

Don Manifold has been a director of several New Zealand companies. He is committed to providing practical solutions for clients and is always available to meet with them to discuss their needs. He regularly participates as a director, company secretary, lawyer, or trustee of the following companies to know more click here.