• Advising Accel-KKR, a leading Silicon Valley technology focused private equity firm, on its acquisition of Seequent Limited.  Seequent (formerly ARANZ Geo), head-quartered in Christchurch, is a world leader in visual data science, with 13 offices around the world and its technology in use in over 90 countries.  The acquisition was structured by way of a share sale, with Accel-KKR partnering with Seequent's founders, management team and New Zealand private equity firm, Pencarrow.
  • Advising John Menzies plc on the proposed acquisition of Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG) for US$202 million from BBA Aviation, a Class 1 acquisition for John Menzies plc and which was part funded by way of a £75 million rights issue. 
  • Advising GE on its intent to purchase LM Wind Power for US$1.65 billion. 
  • Advising the merger parties in the Court approved merger under part 15 of the Companies Act of Foodstuffs (Wellington) Co-operative Society Limited (an industrial and provident society) and Foodstuffs (Auckland) Limited (a company) to create Foodstuffs North Island Limited. The merged co-operative has annual revenues of greater than 7.7 billion in 2018 and is franchisor (and in many cases landlord and financier) to about 383 retail and wholesale owner operated grocery outlets in the North Island under the PAK’nSAVE, New World, Four Square, Gilmours and Toops banners. The merger involved consultation with the Financial Markets Authority, Commerce Commission, Takeovers Panel and Reserve Bank and also involved restructuring a funding package in the vicinity of 992 million. 
  • Advising Yamaha Motor Ventures on its series A investment in Robotics Plus Limited, a New Zealand agricultural robotics company.
  • Advising Finistere Ventures as lead investor of Biolumic Limited's Series A financing.
  • Advising East Imperial on its Series A financing.  
  • Advising HomeAway Netherlands Holding B.V on its acquisition of 100% of shares in AA Bookabach Limited, a New Zealand incorporated company. Contemporaneous to the share acquisition, Bookabach acquired certain of the assets of Bookastay.com.au Pty Ltd, an Australian incorporated company. 
  • Advising Pfizer on the New Zealand aspects of the global acquisition by Pfizer of Hospira, Inc. for approximately US$16 billion, including the transfer of Hospira's pharmaceutical business and New Zealand legal entity alignment.
  • Advising Newell Rubbermaid in the New Zealand business consolidation, being the acquisition by the New Zealand subsidiary of the commercial and consumer products business formerly carried on in New Zealand by a branch of the Australian subsidiary.
  • Acting for GE (General Electric) on various matters, including project managing GE's global reorganisation in tandem with DLA Piper UK LLC (to split management of the project (which includes numerous sub-projects) by timezone). Sam assists GE with project management of jurisdictions in Asia-Pacific in particular.
  • Advises DLA Piper pro bono client The Starship Foundation on day-to-day legal matters including in relation to arrangements with corporate partners and other supporters.