JULIE ANNE CRENGLE, LLB (Hons) Victoria University of Wellington, BCA (Victoria University of Wellington), admitted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia.
Julie commenced practice in 1993, and specialises in corporate, commercial and securities law. She practised at Rudd Watts & Stone (now Minter Ellison Rudd Watts), Wellington, for 4 years, then at Minter Ellison in Sydney for 2 years, before Crengle Shreves & Ratner was formed in 1999.
Julie has been involved in IPOs and private capital raisings in both New Zealand and Australia, and in a number of mergers and acquisitions, including the sale of Te Kairanga vineyard and winery to Foley Family Wines, the sale of Actrix Networks Limited to Voyager, and the sale by TeamTalk Limited of the Farmside Group to Vodafone New Zealand Limited. One of her favourite deals was being involved in the merger of the Australian Rugby League and Super League to create the current NRL.
Julie also acted for Flying Nun Records Limited on its acquisition back from Warners of the iconic “Flying Nun” record label, and has acted for various participants in the film and television industries, including for the producers of “Home by Christmas” and “Predicament” and the teledramas “The Kick”, “Hillary” and “Why Does Love”.
Currently, Julie is regularly involved in providing business structuring and governance advice, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private offerings. Julie also has an active practice in financial markets legislation and compliance, commercial contract negotiations, employment law and film and television contracts.
Julie has presented seminars in New Zealand and Australia on company law, and sat on the Company Law Monitoring Group established by the Government in 1994 to receive and review submissions on, and make recommendations for amendments to, the Companies Act 1993. She is also a past member of the Commercial and Business Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society. Julie was a Member of the New Zealand Racing Board, appointed to that position by the Minister of Racing, from August 2003 to October 2009. She is a current member of the Institute of Directors, Women in Film and Television, and SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association of NZ).