Julie specialises in corporate, commercial and securities law. She is actively involved in business structuring, funding, acquisitions and public offerings. Julie also has an active practice in governance, commercial contract negotiations and gambling law. Read more
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.
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. Since then, she has advised the Board on issues under the Racing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2003.
Julie has been involved in major public floats (Trust Bank New Zealand Limited, and in New South Wales, TAB Limited) and in a number of M&A transactions, including the sales by the Taupo and Taranaki District Councils of their energy companies, TAB Limited’s AUD$270 million acquisition of Sky Channel Pty Limited, and the merger of the Australian Rugby League and Super League to create the current NRL.
She has also acted for Flying Nun Records Limited on its formation and funding, and on the acquisition back from Warners of the iconic “Flying Nun” record label and back catalogue, and for Heyrex Limited, a Wellington based company and inventor of the “Heyrex” pet care products, on its formation, corporate structure, employee option schemes, confidentiality agreements and website terms and conditions.
In late 2010 and early 2011, Julie worked closely with the NZ Council of Wool Exporters, providing advice in relation to the Council’s concerns over the proposed establishment of a woolgrowers co-operative (Wool Partners Co-operative Limited), and in particular in respect of the prospectus issued by the proposed co-operative. (WPC subsequently amended its prospectus to address concerns raised, but ultimately it was unable to raise the amount required for its offer to proceed.)
More recently, Julie has advised FNZ Limited (a wrap platform and financial services provider) on numerous contract negotiations, and its legal obligations (including on the Financial Advisers Act, the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme and Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act).
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, and a member of the Institute of Directors.