Cygnus Law is a boutique commercial law firm established in 2014 and based in the Auckland CBD. We advise a wide range of clients on contracting, regulatory compliance, capital raising, buying & selling businesses and governance. For more information about our services see – Financial Services & Markets, Capital Raising & Commercial & Contract.

Cygnus Law’s sole focus is on helping clients to achieve their commercial objectives. Cygnus Law’s team provides sound and relevant legal advice and support. We achieve that by striving to understand your business, by listening to you and by communicating clearly.

We work within your scope, from the provision of strategic advice to on-going support.

We are happy to have an initial one hour meeting with you for no charge to discuss what you are aiming to achieve and how we may be able to help.

Contact us today on +64 (0)9 390 3228 or at simon@cygnuslaw.nz


Simon Papa


Mobile: +64 (0)22 644 7193
Email: simon@cygnuslaw.nz

Simon has 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, working in range of legal roles in the private and public sectors. His focus is on providing legal advice and support that help to add value to clients’ businesses. Simon provides sound, understandable and relevant advice and support. He works collaboratively with clients and their other advisers to help clients to achieve their goals.

Simon assists with clients in a broad range of businesses. He prepares, reviews & helps to negotiate commercial contracts, assists clients to buy & sell businesses and to raise capital, and helps clients to understand how the law can be used to achieve commercial solutions. Simon has extensive experience advising financial service providers on complying with their obligations and on implementing related commercial arrangements.

Prior to Cygnus Law 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 Ventia) and Beca Group. Simon worked as a senior solicitor at New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority where his role included advising on the development & implementation of updated financial markets (securities) law, advising on the use of regulatory powers and engaging with market participants.

Simon’s Qualifications

  • 2008: Admitted to the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (non-practising)
  • 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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Brandon Lim


Mobile: +64 (0)27 886 0610
Email: brandon@cygnuslaw.nz

Brandon is conscientious and dedicated to helping his clients achieve their desired results. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Auckland.

Prior to joining Cygnus Law, Brandon worked at a law firm advising on property, trust and estate matters. Before starting his career as a lawyer, Brandon worked at the Inland Revenue Department. He brings that experience to Cygnus Law to assist clients to review and prepare commercial agreements, understand their obligations at law (including under company law and financial markets law), and to find innovative ways to meet their regulatory obligations.

Brandon’s Qualifications

  • 2018: Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • 2016: Bachelor of Laws, University of Auckland
  • 2016: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Auckland

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