Cygnus Law’s sole focus is on helping you to achieve your commercial objectives. Cygnus Law’s team (profiles below) add value to your business by providing sound and relevant legal advice and support. We achieve that by striving to understand your business, by listening to you and by communicating clearly.

You’re in control. We work within your scope, from the provision of strategic advice to on-going support.

We are happy to have an initial meeting with you for up to one hour for no charge to discuss what you are trying 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 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.  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.

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

Simon’s LinkedIn profile.

Ken Ng 黄健勇

Legal Adviser (Qualified in Malaysia) 法律顾问

Mobile: +64 (0)27 270 0018
Email: ken@cygnuslaw.nz

Ken is enthusiastic about providing practical and commercially sensible advice to clients. His client-oriented approach makes him the go-to-person as he constantly looks to add value for his clients.

Ken previously worked for a top-tier law firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia practicing in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, where he acted for foreign investors, listed corporations, and government-linked corporations. Ken’s previous role was as the Head of Legal of an established immigration consultancy firm based in Auckland CBD.

His local and international experience enables him to provide pragmatic advice to his clients in different commercial sectors including, financial services, wholesale and retail trade, education, manufacturing, e-commerce, infrastructure, construction.

Ken is originally from Malaysia and speaks fluent English, Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay. Coming from a multi-cultural background, he believes in transcending cultural and language barriers to provide effective solutions to his clients.

Ken’s Qualifications:

  • 2016: Admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia (currently non-practising)
  • 2014: Bachelor of Law, University of London

Ken’s LinkedIn profile.

健勇热衷于为客户提供从商业角度出发,合理、实用的法律意见。他以客户为先的态度使他成为客户的首选, 他也善于从法律及商业的角度为客户进行各个层面的分析,从而帮助提升客户的利益。

健勇曾在马来西亚吉隆玻一家顶尖律师事务所工作,专门从事有关公司法和商业法的业务,以合并和收购为主。他曾代表过的客户包括海外投资者, 上市公司和政府相关的机构以及企业。此外,健勇曾是奥克兰中央商务区一家移民咨询公司的法律主管。




  • 2016: 马来西亚高等法院律师(目前非执业)
  • 2014: 法学本科,伦敦大学