James founded Hawk Legal & Advisory to create a dynamic boutique commercial firm able to meet the more flexible needs of his North Shore, Auckland based and international clientele. Previously he was a partner at Claymore Partners for 9 years after having his own firm James Doughty Commercial Lawyers in 2004. Previous to that he worked for ten years with top New Zealand and international law firms Kensington Swan (New Zealand), Clifford Chance (Dubai) and Dickson Minto (Edinburgh). James has law and commerce degrees from the University of Otago.
James has a commercial practice providing advice to a cross-section of companies, SME’s and sporting bodies. James provides practical and effective advice across all areas of commercial law, including mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, project & product commercialisation, shareholder/director issues and commercial dispute resolution. James also advises a number of clients involved in the fast developing Blockchain sector, both New Zealand and offshore based.
Activities & Affiliations
James is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Outside of work James enjoys keeping fit & healthy with cycling & chasing his young family all over the place.
Matt has a range of experience having worked as a commercial lawyer at leading firms in New Zealand and Australia, and also in the corporate team at SKY TV. In addition, Matt has a number of business interests outside of law in internet publishing and marketing, as well as blockchain.
Matt specialises in mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate law and blockchain, and has law and commerce degrees from the University of Auckland.
Call Matt direct on: +64 (0) 27 957 5270