Joanne Bates, Director, Corporate

Joanne Bates, Director, Corporate, Fieldfisher

I am a dual qualified (UK and New Zealand) Corporate lawyer based in Fieldfisher's Silicon Valley office. 

I am an expert in advising clients on high value, complex corporate and commercial matters with over 13 years' experience gained in both private practice and in-house.  I specialise in international mergers and acquisitions, equity fundraisings, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations.  Additionally, I have considerable experience of advising on significant commercial transactions including IT and business process outsourcing.

I am trusted adviser to my clients and have a well-deserved reputation for successfully building close relationships with my clients. 

I provide commercial and pragmatic solutions to my clients and have an acknowledged reputation for successfully getting deals done.

I hold a first class honours degree in Law from the University of Canterbury (NZ) and a bachelors degree in Psychology.