lee bagshaw


ddi: +64 4 472 3518

mobile: +64 27 801 4177



start-ups, capital raising, m&a, southeast asia

about lee

Lee is an experienced capital raising and m&a lawyer, admitted in both NZ and England & Wales.  Prior to joining Simmonds Stewart, he worked in London and Singapore for a leading international law firm, heading up their corporate technology practice across Southeast Asia.

Lee advises tech start-ups and venture capital funds in NZ and across Southeast Asia, increasingly focussing on VC funded financing transactions and cross border tech m&a.  He also works with NZ based companies taking their products and services to Southeast Asia.  Lee is known for adopting a practical approach with companies and investors and closing deals quickly.

His recent work includes:

  • advising various global VC funds on series A to C financing transactions for Southeast Asian tech businesses
  • acting for a cloud video production company on its redomicile from NZ to Singapore and series A financing led by a global VC fund
  • advising on the acquisitions of the Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore businesses of a US tech giant