Jeffrey Lai

Jeffrey is a corporate/commercial lawyer and advisor with 25 years of experience, especially in the private capital and technology sectors. He has advised and acted for investors and investment funds (angel, pre-seed, seed, VC and growth/midcap private equity) as well as investee companies in a diverse range of growth industries, including IT, SaaS, robotics, renewable energy, environmental technology, specialised engineering, materials, and the commercialisation and productisation of science and innovation generally.

He is known for his pragmatic, strategic advice and ability to provide creative, cut through thinking on complex issues and problems. He is particularly skilled in designing legal structures and commercial arrangements (e.g. joint ventures, licences and distributorships), and assisting companies with international business expansion. He is a founding partner and the managing director of Anderson Creagh Lai, a boutique law firm based in Auckland. New Zealand. He is also an investor in early stage high-tech companies and funds.