• Progressive law firm welcomes new CDO

    Sarah Thirlwall takes the reigns as our new digital lead.

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  • Deal making skills recognised by Australasian Law Awards

    Our performance on New Zealand’s most interesting business opportunities and transactions has been recognised by the Australasian Law Awards.

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  • MEttle Issue Nine

    In this issue, MEttle explores purpose, resilience, and ambition. We talk in depth with some of New Zealand’s business and political leaders.

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  • M&A Forecast 2018

    With early indications pointing to a big year for merger and acquisition activity in New Zealand, we discuss key trends and make predictions for the year ahead.

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  • Litigation Forecast 2018

    What's ahead for New Zealand's litigation space?

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  • Opening doors. Introducing our new senior leaders

    We're growing our team to help you take advantage of new opportunities. Introducing our three new partners and six new senior associates.

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  • Top firm wins five of six deals at national law awards

    Our ability to help clients get the most complex and technically challenging deals done was celebrated at the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards.

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

  • industries


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

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    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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    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.