• Investing in New Zealand

    This guide for international business provides an overview on establishing a business in New Zealand and answers some preliminary questions asked by those unfamiliar with the country's economy.

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  • Finalists in all New Zealand Law Awards categories

    We are proud to be named as a finalist in all deal categories, and a challenger for the Large Law Firm of the Year, Deal Team of the Year, Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year and Employer of Choice categories.

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  • Climate change

    Since climate change emerged as a legal issue in New Zealand more than two decades ago, our team has been at the forefront of advising clients on matters relating to climate change and renewable energy.

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  • Innovative legal model to unlock train travel

    The establishment of City Rail Link Ltd is key to completing Auckland’s top transport priority. We're proud to advise Government on this significant infrastructure project set to unlock Auckland's rail network.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 08 August 2017

    Governance and the rise of the activist shareholder

  • 20 April 2017

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

  • 19 October 2017

    Rugby League World Cup 2017 given special protection under MEMA

  • 19 October 2017

    Motorcycle gangs and non- disclosure

  • 19 October 2017

    Pre-existing damage defeats earthquake claim

  • 19 October 2017

    FMA and ASIC announce fintech collaboration

  • 19 October 2017

    Buyer beware: Xu v IAG and the assignment of insurance claims

  • 19 October 2017

    Insurers and Privacy Act requests

  • 19 October 2017

    FMA Announces Robo-Advice Exemption

  • 19 October 2017

    Alterations prove problematic under cross lease

  • 19 October 2017

    RBNZ release IPSA consultation feedback

  • 19 October 2017

    Insurtech | Disruption is inevitable - are you ready?

  • 18 October 2017

    MoJ propose new AML regulations

  • 13 October 2017

    International recognition for top firm’s diversity leadership

  • 13 October 2017

    Financial Advice Code Working Group releases guidelines for consultation

  • 13 October 2017

    Negotiating a new government under MMP

  • 12 October 2017

    FMA publish guidance and an overview of the Bank Bill Benchmark Rate

  • 12 October 2017

    FMA files criminal charges for insider trading

  • 11 October 2017

    FMA publishes annual KiwiSaver report

  • 11 October 2017

    New Zealand: The Equity Crowdfunding Revolution

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Technology

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

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    Government

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

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    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.