Kylie Boyd (van Heerden)

BA / LLB (Hons), Auckland University
Kylie Boyd (van Heerden)
Direct Line
+64 7 928 0777
+64 21 0399 404

Kylie is a Tauranga local and following the completion of her law degree, spent her early career working at a leading Auckland firm before returning to the Bay and joining Sharp Tudhope's Commercial team.

Kylie specialises in commercial law, which includes sales and acquisitions, finance, entity structures, capital raising and a broad range of contractual matters. Kylie has particular expertise advising clients in the manufacturing, exporting, logistics and horticulture industries, advising on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including national and international supply arrangements.

Kylie also maintains various directorships and has a keen interest in business and governance.

When not in the office, Kylie can be found enjoying the outdoors and indulging her love of travel. 

Client Feedback

"Kylie is commercially aware. She is conscious of achieving the simplest and most pragmatic route for both us and the companies we work for. She is thoughtful and brings a valued perspective to some of the key decisions we have to make as a company."
Timothy Allan, Managing Director, Locus Research Ltd 

"Kylie provides pivotal support for Comvita's complex commercial transactions.  Her commercial knowledge is extensive and this, combined with her understanding of our business, results in high quality, comprehensive legal advice that is practical, not just technical.  Kylie's always a pleasure to work with and is a real partner to our business."
Scott Coulter, Chief Executive Officer, Comvita Limited  


Examples of Kylie's recent work:

  • Advising on the creation of an apiary joint venture for the placement of hives on land in the Southern Taupo region.
  • Advising an Auckland software development company on the establishment of a reseller network in the US and Europe.
  • Advising on Transfer Pricing Agreements for a significant exporter based in Hamilton who is supplying to multiple international markets.
  • Advising on distribution and agency arrangements for local exporters.
  • Advising on Avocado and Kiwifruit Post Harvest and Grower Contracts for BOP Post Harvest Operators
  • Advising a local start-up on structural matters, capital raising and commercial contractual requirements.
  • Advising a local couple on the purchase of their first business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Company compliance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Supply and distribution arrangements
  • Joint ventures / public private partnerships
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Finance restructures


  • Export Bay of Plenty - Executive Committee
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - Chartered Member
  • Enterprise Angels
  • Institute of Directors
  • Priority One - Board Member
  • Maritime New Zealand - Board Member