• Introducing authorDOCS™

    We are delighted to introduce McCarthyFinch's new offering, authorDOCS™ – a market-first, AI-powered tool that makes the drafting and reviewing of contracts more efficient.

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  • MEttle Issue Eleven

    The latest issue of MEttle, a collection of stories and interviews with influential New Zealand business leaders, is out now.

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  • Hothouse Earth: Climate change and the role of directors

    How should directors respond to the urgent challenge of climate change was the question asked at our firm's annual Corporate Governance Symposium.

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  • Investing in New Zealand guide

    The guide provides an overview on establishing a business in New Zealand and provides an overview of the country's business legislation and regulations.

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  • Strategic partnership joins the dots between policy and prosperity

    Our strategic partnership with Iron Duke helps you navigate the complex waves of public policy and global trade, and delivers bespoke solutions for your organisation.

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  • M&A Forecast for New Zealand

    What's ahead for merger and acquisition activity in New Zealand? MinterEllisonRuddWatts' Corporate team discusses trends and makes predictions for the year ahead.

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  • New legal portal to boost inhouse practice

    The Client Portal is your space to store and share information securely, while engaging with your team efficiently.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.