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Tom Arieli

Tom Arieli


To make an appointment, please contact Gabrielle Esther gabrielle.esther@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : BCom, LLB University of Auckland.

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Tom is a corporate and commercial law specialist with more than 15 years’ experience practicing law. Tom joined Tompkins Wake in 2012 and acts as a trusted advisor to businesses and high net worth families, using his extensive experience to deliver pragmatic advice tailored to meet commercial objectives.

A recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 for Asia Pacific, Tom leads our Auckland office and is also a member of Tompkins Wake's Board of Partners.

"smart, accessible and, in the heat of a deal, honest; he has a tremendous read of the situation" - Client feedback, The Legal 500, 2018

Areas of expertise

  • Capital Raising
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Employee Share Schemes
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Trusts and Asset Protection
  • Corporate Insolvency

Other Credentials:

  • Director, Depot Investments Ltd
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society and the Institute of Directors
  • Tompkins Wake, Board of Partners
  • Recommended Lawyer, Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 for Asia Pacific 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021


Tom has advised:

  • Israeli biotech company Algatech in relation to its investment in Supreme Health, a New Zealand manufacturer of health supplements.  This is believed to be the first biotech deal between New Zealand and Israel.
  • KCL Property, New Zealand’s largest property syndicator with $850m of property under management, on the sale of the business to listed fund manager Augusta Capital Limited.
  • Cardlink Group on its sale to NYSE-listed company, FleetCor Technologies Inc.
  • The owners of Apex Valves Limited on the sale of a majority shareholding in the business to NYSE-listed Watts Water Technologies.
  • A private investment company on the acquisition of The Ultimate Care Group Limited, a nationwide residential aged care services provider, from ANZ Capital.
  • ASX-listed Skydive The Beach Group on its acquisition of Skydive Queenstown and Skydive Wanaka.
  • Havas Worldwide on its entry into the NZ advertising and media market through the acquisition of local agency, Mr Smith.
  • Coeur Mining Inc. on the acquisition Todd Corporation's joint venture interest in the Golden Cross gold mine.
  • FleetCor Technologies Inc. on the New Zealand aspects of its US$3.45 billion refinancing and acquisition of Comdata Inc.

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