Campbell Izzard

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Campbell has spent over 10 years as a lawyer in China advising foreign companies on their China projects including approaches to market entry, exit strategies, negotiation of joint ventures, reviewing existing business footprints, M&A projects and navigating regulatory requirements.

Before relocating from Shanghai to Auckland at the beginning of 2017, Campbell was a corporate counsel in the Shanghai office of Clifford Chance, and is now a partner in the Auckland office of Tompkins Wake.

Prior to commencing his career in China in 2003, Campbell spent 2 years in Beijing in the mid-1990's studying Mandarin which the catalyst for his career in China, allowing him to practice in both languages. Campbell also spent 3 years in Sydney with Australian firm, Allens Arthur Robinson from 2005 – 2008, in their commercial department advising on M&A, capital markets and funds management projects.

Advisory areas

China market entry models, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, commercial partnering and collaborations, acquisition and trade sales, corporate structuring, resolution of shareholder disputes, business model feasibility assessment and as a general sounding for China-related business models.

Sector experience

Health, Beverages, Beer, Biotech, Entertainment, Wine.


Campbell has experience working in mainland China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.


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