andrew simmonds


ddi: +64 4 472 3513

mobile: +64 21 491 753


startups, capital raising, m&a, governance

about andrew

Andrew is a respected corporate and commercial lawyer who co-founded Simmonds Stewart in 2006.  In prior roles, he led the Wellington commercial team of a large law firm and in the 90s worked as a senior lawyer at British Airways in London.

He works closely with tech founders and boards on commercial, capital raising and m&a strategy.  He helps tech companies to get investment ready and to on-board advisors, directors and investors.  He has great international experience and is known for getting hard deals over the line.

His recent work includes:

  • acting for a software startup on a large series A investment by an international VC fund
  • advising several SaaS companies raising capital from corporate investors
  • assisting several IT companies to buy and sell IT services businesses.

Andrew leads the development and promotion of our free legal templates, which have disrupted the way legal services are provided in NZ.