Burton Partners   New Zealand

Hayden Smith
Law Firm
+ 64 9 394 8860
+ 64 9 394 8860
Level 3, 16 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand

About Burton Partners

Burton Partners is a leading specialist corporate and commercial property law firm in Auckland.


We offer commercially focused and result driven advice to clients based locally, throughout New Zealand and across international borders.

We know what we are good at and focus on this. If advice is required outside our specialist areas, we have a strong network of independent professionals in other areas that are available to ensure a full service can be provided.

Our lawyers are experts in their field and partner with our clients to achieve the best outcome on complex, strategic and sensitive matters



Hayden advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. His principal focus is on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings, investment structuring and corporate advisory. He also has expertise drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including supply, distribution and licensing arrangements.

Hayden’s experience covers a number of industry sectors, including recently advising clients in the heavy industry, hospitality & leisure, technology, transportation and retail sectors.

Hayden has an inte rnational outlook, having acted for numerous offshore companies acquiring businesses and operating in New Zealand, including advising on New Zealand’s overseas investment regime. He has also advised on numerous cross-border transactions, including during an extended period earlier in his career when he lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Hayden prides himself on taking a commercially pragmatic, results-orientated approach, supporting his clients to manage legal risk and meet strategic objectives. He was recognised for his work by Legal 500 as a ‘2018 Next Generation Lawyer’ for Corporate/Commercial in New Zealand.

Direct Dial: + 64 9 394 8860

Mobile: +64 21 233 1761

Email: hayden.smith@burtonpartners.nz