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

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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

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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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