fiona mackinnon

senior associate

ddi: +64 4 815 8216

mobile: +64 21 157 8271


startups, capital raising, m&a, contracts, governance

about fiona

Fiona joined Simmonds Stewart after returning to NZ from 5 years in Japan, including 2 years working as a paralegal in the Tokyo office of a multinational law firm.

Fiona’s pragmatism and deal knowledge has resulted in a strong following of loyal clients, particularly in the early stage space where she helps companies navigate governance issues and capital raising.  She also is an expert contract drafter, with outstanding attention to detail, and finds solutions to the commercial issues companies face.  In short, Fiona is a great all-rounder who helps tech companies in all aspects of their business.

Her recent work includes:

  • carrying out the due diligence for, and advising on all NZ law aspects of, a New Zealand company’s listing on the ASX
  • advising a Wellington based app development company on a master services agreement with the Australian branch of a multinational client
  • advising startups on their investment readiness and capital raising processes.