Simpson Grierson

General Business Law Department

Pacific Islands
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What the team is known for A bench of experienced litigators handling disputes in a number of territories including Samoa and the Cook Islands. Based in New Zealand, it advises a broad clientele on areas such as commercial and trusts disputes, insolvency and asset recovery litigation. Also handles environmental and insurance matters, as well as regulatory investigations.

Strengths The firm receives praise for its ability to handle complex matters, with market sources reporting that "they are very good at being the front door to anything that is a bit specialist or needs bespoke attention."

Notable practitioners

Cook Islands specialist Ben Upton practises in the field of commercial litigation and is described by a source as "a very solid practitioner" who is "good in terms of local knowledge." He is especially well placed to handle banking, insolvency and trusts-related litigation.