I initially joined Avid.legal’s founding team in 2016 to help New Zealand’s go-getters smash their business goals. 

I then moved to Singapore to work with a US law firm focused on venture capital and tech, dealing with investors and companies across Asia and the US. Following that, I joined the in-house legal team of a major payments company, handling commercial deals, partnerships, and regulatory issues across Asia-Pacific.

Returning to Avid.legal in 2021, I hit the ground running -  using my skills from the Asian and US markets to support high-growth businesses in New Zealand. In the last few years, I’ve been all about capital raising and prepping startups for investment. I’m your gal for sorting out cap tables, founder arrangements, and those first few commercial contracts. Beyond the business hustle, I’m super passionate about cheering on female founders and those making the world a better place!


2021 - present
2020 - 2021
NYSE-listed US payments company (Singapore)
2018 - 2020
Top tier venture capital and technology US headquartered law firm (Singapore)
2016 - 2018
2014 - 2016
Duncan Cotterill


Admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2014

LLB(Hons), University of Waikato

Areas of expertise

Capital raising
Shareholder agreements
Employee share schemes (ESOPs)
Commercial contracts and tech projects
Corporate structuring and M&A

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Partnering for Your Complete Success

At Avid.legal, we pride ourselves on our deep expertise in corporate, finance, commercial, technology, and data law. However, we understand the complexities of business often requires a broader array of specialties. That's where our philosophy of collaboration shines.

Embracing a Collaborative Approach

We know our strengths, and we celebrate them. Equally, we recognise the value that specialised partners bring to the table in areas like employment, property, tax, competition, IP registration and litigation. It's about complementing our expertise with theirs, ensuring you receive well-rounded, comprehensive advice.

A Partnership That Extends Beyond Avid.legal

Our commitment to your success involves taking the "right horse for the right course" approach, unrestricted by the four walls of a traditional full-service law firm. We have longstanding relationships with several specialist law firms that we partner with across a range of clients and matters.  We advocate for these partners because we believe they can offer the best service to meet your specific needs. We find this to be of enormous benefit to our clients.

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