Rachel Lindsay is an experienced commercial and corporate lawyer with a background in civil litigation. She has been with AWS Legal since she graduated from Otago University in 2006 with an LLB (Hons).
Rachel has specific expertise in the energy and forestry sectors. Her experience includes corporate governance and compliance, acquisitions, joint ventures, limited partnerships, commercial contracting (including building and construction) and competitive tenders.
She also enjoys working with start ups and SMEs, and assisting clients with intellectual property matters.
Rachel is also an experienced advocate with a particular focus on achieving negotiated outcomes. She has conducted numerous arbitral hearings including in relation to commercial leases, sharemilking/contract milking agreements and commercial contracts, and has assisted many clients in resolving District and High Court proceedings at judicial settlement conferences. She has also conducted formal litigation in the District Court, High Court and Environment Court. This background in dispute resolution informs her commercial practice and enables her to give holistic advice on complex legal issues.
Rachel also has an interest in corporate governance. She graduated from the Institute of Directors governance development program held in Invercargill (Link here to the full article if you’d like to know more) and is an Associate Member of the NZ Institute of Directors. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Tuatapere Hump Track Limited which operates NZ’s next Great Walk.
She is the Deputy Convenor of the Lawyers Standards Committee for Southland.
Rachel was the winner of the national Legal Research Foundation Awards unpublished student paper prize for legal writing in 2006.
Outside of her legal practice Rachel enjoys getting into the outdoors climbing, tramping, running and mountaineering.