• New Zealand's top law firm, says Chambers

    We're delighted to be named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious 2017 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards.

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  • MEttle Issue Eight

    Read the latest issue of MEttle, a collection of stories and interviews
    with New Zealand's influential business leaders.

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  • What difference does a year make?

    It has been more than 12 months since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 was enacted. We examine the activity by companies seeking to improve their health and safety performance.

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  • Expertise and new technology converge

    We believe it’s time to introduce new technology to help businesses meet their legal obligations efficiently.

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  • 20 April 2017

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts is New Zealand Law Firm of the Year, says Chambers

  • 23 June 2017

    Authorised Financial Adviser breaches professional conduct code

  • 22 June 2017

    FMA consulting on robo-advice exemption and appoints new Code Working Group

  • 21 June 2017

    WorkSafe to provide further particulars in its charging documents, says High Court

  • 20 June 2017

    Electronic annual reporting available for certain companies shortly

  • 19 June 2017

    Governance and compliance for FMCA licensees

  • 15 June 2017

    Digital leadership celebrated

  • 14 June 2017

    Do’s and don’ts for public servants in an election year

  • 14 June 2017

    Defamation and existing/aspiring Members of Parliament: Case Law Update

  • 14 June 2017

    Eroad insider trader sentenced

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About us

Our culture is built on a passion for delivering excellent service to our clients. We recognise that everyone in the firm plays a part in our success.

We value our people, strive for the highest standards, and encourage collegiality and professionalism. So, a “one firm” approach and fostering good personal relationships with colleagues is important to us.

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How we help

We offer a broad range of expert legal services in the following industry sectors.

  • services

    Banking and Finance

    We deliver timely, innovative and practical solutions to the banking and financial services industry. Our experienced team can design and implement complex structures, but we also know when simple solutions are best.

  • services

    Corporate and Commercial

    Our corporate team is one of the largest in New Zealand, but how we stand out is by listening and understanding what you’re trying to achieve, and helping you achieve it.

  • services

    Dispute Resolution and Litigation

    Our dispute resolution team has an outstanding track record for resolving the most challenging disputes, providing you with practical advice on the law and litigation strategies that enhance your prospects of success.

  • services

    Health and Safety

    All organisations should be aware of their obligations and responsibilities under the new health and safety legislation. Breaching these requirements can be costly for organisations and staff, not only in a financial sense but it can also have a commercial and reputational impact.

  • services

    Technology

    Our technology team assists organisations across various industries to implement cutting-edge business IT strategies within New Zealand and across the globe.

  • industries

    Government

    Our government sector experts have significant skill in advising and acting for every type of Crown-owned or controlled organisation.

  • industries

    Infrastructure

    Regarded as New Zealand’s leading infrastructure practice, we operate across public facilities, economic and social infrastructure. We advise a range of clients, including Government, constructors, developers, operators, debt providers and investors.

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    Insurance

    Seeking peace of mind? We provide cost-effective legal services, bringing industry understanding to overcome any challenges our clients face. We work to keep our clients at the forefront of relevant legal and regulatory changes.