Luana D'Appollonio


Juno Lawyer

Remote / Queenstown

Luana D'Appollonio | Juno Legal | Lawyer


I have extensive experience in the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America regions, having managed complex matters across different jurisdictions, both in private practice and as an in-house lawyer. I am admitted in New Zealand and Brazil. 

I am experienced at coordinating and working on a wide range of legal issues, in a variety of industries, including technology, travel, telecommunications, oil and gas, airports, electricity and FMCG.

This broad experience has provided me with sophisticated strategic, operational and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to manage complex detail over short timeframes. I am told that I have strong interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and flexible attitude, and excellent judgment. I am accustomed to working in either small or large legal teams in collaboration with technical staff, senior management and board members.

Juno Clients

Rakon, Manawa Energy, Commerce Commission, The Warehouse Group, Selwyn District Group

Before Juno 

Expedia (Singapore and New Zealand) | Legal counsel
Danone (New Zealand) | Senior legal counsel
Commerce Commission (New Zealand) | Senior legal counsel
CMS (United Kingdom and Brazil) | Secondment and consultant
BG Group, now part of Royal Dutch Shell plc (United Kingdom and Brazil) | Senior legal counsel
Moraes Pitombo Advogados (Brazil) | Litigation intern then lawyer
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados (MMSO) | Intern

Areas of expertise 

  • General commercial 
  • General corporate
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory
  • Consumer law


Coastguard Queenstown volunteer 


English (fluent), Portuguese (mother tongue), Spanish (intermediate), and Italian (beginner).


  • Luana has been a huge help - there is nothing that she won't take on and have a go at. She is excellent at quickly getting to the nub of issues and is pragmatic and commercial when developing solutions to issues. The business loved working with Luana. She was able to build strong relationships in a short space of time and while working remotely. I would highly recommend Luana.

    Aimee Sandilands

    Head of Legal and Property, Manawa Energy

  • Luana was brought in to assist with the review and development of rules set by the Commission for certain regulated businesses. Her work was of a very high quality, helping to ensure risks were managed, and decisions were robust and well-reasoned.

    Luana fitted into the project team immediately and understood and delivered on her role from the outset. She was proactive in making sure she had the information she needed to do her work, and where there were drafting queries worked directly with the team to come to a landing quickly. Luana was also always friendly, enthusiastic, and willing to work flexibly to meet the team's needs.

    She is also a very good communicator, is delivery-oriented, and is able to meet deadlines under pressure.

    Mark Worsley

    Chief Legal Counsel: Market Regulation, Commerce Commission

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