Murray
Whyte

Director

Murray Whyte

P +64 4 280 6261
M +64 27 531 3730
E murray.whyte@avid.legal
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Murray is a co-founder and director of the firm. He advises clients on corporate and commercial matters, with a special interest in technology, high-growth businesses, and life sciences. He is known for his clear, pragmatic advice and adept handling of M&A and capital raising transactions.

Murray advises clients on a broad range of issues from day-to-day commercial contracts, technology projects, and corporate governance issues through to significant transactions such as M&A transactions, capital raising (for both companies and investors), shareholder arrangements and employee share schemes, joint ventures, and legal structuring.

He has a wealth of M&A and international experience. Please see our expertise for some of the transactions Murray has advised on recently. A full bio and transaction experience is available on request.

He has previously spent over six years advising on top-tier international M&A transactions and commercial arrangements with magic circle law firm Clifford Chance (based out of Europe). Murray brings unique insights into deal-making across different cultures in both emerging and mature markets from his time working with investment banks, private equity houses, and private and listed companies around the world.

Murray holds double honours degrees in Law and Commerce (accountancy and finance).

Career

2016 – present: Established Avid.legal Ltd
2014 – 2016: Duncan Cotterill (New Zealand)
2008 – 2014: Clifford Chance (Germany and Russia)
2005 – 2008: Duncan Cotterill (New Zealand)

Professional

Admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2006
Admitted to practise in England & Wales in 2010 (non-practising)
LLB(Hons), BCA(Hons), Victoria University of Wellington