Simon Papa

Simon is the director of Cygnus Law.   Simon is passionate about providing legal advice that helps to add value to his clients’ businesses.  He has 15 years experience providing legal advice to businesses, both in law firms and as an in-house lawyer in the private and public sectors.  Simon provides sound, understandable and relevant advice that will help to support your business.  He is positive, practical and approachable.  He will work collaboratively with you, your team and your other advisers to help you to achieve your goals.

Simon was previously a senior solicitor at New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority, where his role included advising on the development and implementation of new financial markets (securities) law, assessing applications for licences, advising on the use of regulatory powers and engaging with market participants, including financial advisers, brokers, licence applicants and issuers.   Prior to the FMA Simon worked for corporate & commercial law teams at the law firms Kensington Swan (Auckland) and Herbert Smith (London), and as in-house lawyer at Transfield Services (now named Broadspectrum) and Beca Group in Auckland.

Simon’s Qualifications:

  • 2008: Admitted to the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (not currently practicing in England & Wales)
  • 2003: Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • 2002: Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Auckland
  • 1994: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), University of Auckland

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Cygnus Law Limited

Cygnus Law provides services that help to add value to businesses.  Cygnus Law does this by providing sound, understandable and relevant legal advice and support that takes into account your business and your needs.  That means striving to understand your business by listening to you and by engaging positively with you.  Cygnus Law is committed communicating clearly, to responding on time and to being clear on costs.