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Silvana Schenone

Partner MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Silvana is a Partner and Head of Corporate at MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Director of SkyCity Entertainment Group, and Board Member of the NZ Takeovers Panel. She is experienced in advising clients on a range of M&A transactions. She is recognised in a number of international directories as a leading adviser in her field. Silvana has a remarkable international background, born in Chile, of Chilean mother and Italian father, and having worked in New York, Chile and New Zealand.


Silvana is the author of Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Company Secretaries in New Zealand, the most up to date text, referred to by the directors’ community in New Zealand, on this very important topic.


She holds a Master in Law from Harvard University. Silvana is a member of the Latin America New Zealand Business Council, Global Women and a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars in connection with M&A and corporate topics, diversity and leadership.