• LLB BCom University of Otago 2005
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2006
  • Admitted in England and Wales 2011 

Sam is a Partner in Holland Beckett Law’s corporate and commercial team.

Sam advises on commercial and finance matters representing financiers and businesses, both large and small. Sam has experience on a wide range of finance, corporate, restructuring and international trade transactions. In addition, Sam specialises in aviation and asset finance, focussing principally on aircraft financing, leasing, OEM contracts, acquisitions and sales but also advising in areas such as trade sanctions, disputes and repossessions. Sam has extensive experience in the aviation sector, including a one year secondment with a leading aircraft lessor in Ireland (2010-2011).

Sam grew up in Tauranga and has returned with his family after a number of years in the UK. Prior to joining Holland Beckett Law, Sam worked in London for eight years in two leading international asset and structured finance practices – most recently, as co-leader of the international aviation practice at Freshfields. Before moving to London, Sam worked in a leading banking and finance practice in Auckland.

Community Activity

  • Tauranga Chamber of Commerce – board member