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Tayla Court


Tayla Court is a corporate lawyer specialising in both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as advising on a broad range of corporate matters including corporate advisory, contract drafting and corporate compliance.

Tayla also assists with overseas investment transactions in New Zealand, particularly in the agriculture and forestry sectors, and regularly advises industry-leading warranty and indemnity insurers throughout the Asia-Pacific region on the provision of warranty and indemnity insurance for large-scale New Zealand and cross-border transactions.

Tayla was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in November 2019 and works closely with Reuben Woods and Martin Thomson and their associated teams. She has also recently been involved in the relaunch of the DLA Piper New Zealand Start-up Pack, a tool that provides New Zealand founders, entrepreneurs and business start-ups with initial set-up documentation, as well as guidance and best practices on how to position new companies for growth and success.

Areas of FocusCorporate


  • Advising the Dairy Farms Partnership (owned by the Harvard University Endowment Fund) in its completion of the sale of six operating dairy farms in Central Otago, New Zealand to NZRLC Dairy Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of NZX-listed company New Zealand Rural Land Company.
  • Advising warranty and indemnity insurers across the Asia-Pacific region including AIG, Liberty Global Solutions, Brockwell Capital and Beazley on the provision of buy-side and sell-side warranty and indemnity insurance for large-scale New Zealand and cross-border transactions.
  • Advising the subsidiary of a large international retailer on the completion of acquisitions and conversion of farm land to forestry throughout New Zealand, including assisting with overseas investment applications.
  • Advising on the sell-down of shares in a large food distributor based in the upper North Island specialising in fast-moving consumer goods and manuka honey operations in supermarkets and other retail channels to an international sugar manufacturer.
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