CYGNUS LAW TEAM

Simon Papa

Director

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.

JUDY ZHOU 周迪

Solicitor 律师

Mobile: +64 (0)27 8866 010
Email:
judy@cygnuslaw.nz

Judy believes that being a lawyer is not only about providing sound legal advice but also building strong and trusting relationships with clients.

Judy has degrees in Law and Commerce (major in Economics/International Trade) from the University of Auckland. She has a particular interest in corporate and commercial law including in commercial contract review and preparation, privacy law, capital raising, company law, financial service provider licensing and compliance, and AML/CFT law.

Judy comes from a multi-cultural background and speaks both English and Chinese Mandarin fluently. This allows her to effectively understand and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Judy has diverse work experience including as a Judge’s Clerk in China.

Judy’s Qualifications:

  • 2019: Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • 2018: Bachelor of Laws, University of Auckland
  • 2018: Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & International Trade), University of Auckland

Judy’s LinkedIn profile.

周迪认为一个好律师的工作不仅仅是给出准确可靠的法律意见,更是与客户相互了解、建立信任关系的一个过程。

周迪毕业于奥克兰大学,拥有商科(主修经济学及国际贸易)和法学双学位。她对商法领域有浓厚兴趣,相关业务包括起草、评审商业合同,隐私法,公司企业融资,公司法,反洗钱法,以及金融服务牌照申请与合规。

周迪拥有多元文化背景,可以流利使用中文和英文。这为她与不同文化和行业背景的客户交流、合作建立了良好的基础。周迪曾是中国某法院的实习审判助理,并且在其它领域也有广泛的工作经验。

周迪的资历:

  • 2019:   新西兰高等法院律师
  • 2018法学本科,奥克兰大学
  • 2018:商科本科(主修经济学及国际贸易),奥克兰大学

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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。

他在本地和跨国的经验让他能有效地为不同商业领域的客户提供专业的意见,包括金融服务、批发和零售贸易、教育、制造业、电子商务、公共基础设施、建筑业。

健勇来自马来西亚,他掌握流利的英语,华语,粤语,和马来语。他的多元文化背景让他相信,超越文化和语言上的障碍可以更有效地为客户提供解决方案。

健勇的资历:

  • 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

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