Nikki Fisher | Juno legal

Nikki Fisher

Juno Lawyer

LLB (Hons), BCom

Wellington

Capability
I have extensive commercial, regulatory and corporate experience from in-house and private practice roles in New Zealand and abroad. As Head of Legal at Summerset, I was responsible for advising the organisation on a broad range of legal and commercial issues including contracts, legislative compliance and legal process and system improvements. Across my career, I have worked on complex and high value transactions including public equity and debt fundraisings and the negotiation and contracting of multi-million dollar assets. Having established a new in-house legal function and led the team through system and process changes, I have seen first-hand how commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice and legal function performance can positively impact an organisation’s bottom line. Since becoming a Juno Lawyer, I’ve worked in the tertiary and energy sectors and in the film industry.  

Before Juno
Summerset Group | Head of Legal 
Duncan Cotterill | Senior Solicitor 
Russell McVeagh | Senior Solicitor 
Field Fisher Waterhouse (UK) | Aviation Lawyer 
Balfour Beatty plc (UK) | In-house Lawyer 
Gilbert & Tobin (Australia) | Solicitor

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial contracts 
  • Aged care 
  • Privacy 
  • Aviation leasing/sale and purchase
  • Governance & policy
  • Contracts & procurement
  • ICT
  • M&A
  • Energy

Governance/Community
Advisor to the Board of The Kindness Institute

What Nikki Fisher's clients say

  • Todd Corporation | Juno Legal

    Nikki, thank you for being such a wonderful addition to the team: you are a great commercially minded and pragmatic lawyer, always delivering on your promises, dependable and client focussed. Most of all, you will be missed for the lovely person you are, always taking an interest in others and supporting where you can. I sense that it is now well and truly time to ‘cut the cord’ for fear of never being able to let go.

    Liesbeth Koomen

    General Counsel, Todd Corporation

  • Weta | Juno Legal

    I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed working with Nikki. She was amazingly efficient at everything she did, built great relationships all around the business and was good fun to have around the office. We really enjoyed her being here and were sad to see her go. I really like your business model and have told lots of people about how well it’s worked for us.

    Greg Hunt

    Corporate Services, Weta Workshop

  • MFAT

    Nikki fitted in extremely well and was able to teach and learn and be a support as well as a very capable lawyer. She helped solve a particularly complex and difficult OIA/Privacy issue that had become vexatious and stressful– Nikki came in and organised the situation into a mini project and used her people skills/legal analysis and judgment in a way that took a lot of the heat out of it. We were able to move forward in a way that had been difficult before Nikki’s guidance and professionalism. Nikki is motivated, pragmatic, and personable as well as having extremely good technical ability – this makes her a perfect member of an in-house legal team.

    Jacqui Goodall

    Corporate Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

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