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Dentons Kensington Swan

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Chairman: Hayden Wilson
Managing Partners: Matthew Ockleston (Auckland) Charlotte Henley (Wellington)
Number of partners: 34
Number of lawyers: 73
Languages: Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Maori

Dentons Kensington Swan is one of New Zealand’s leading national commercial law firms working with clients to achieve complete legal solutions. Early in 2020, the firm combined with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, which has provided the firm with the opportunity to join a vast and highly sophisticated global network, and to support a new range of global clients with private wealth needs in the region. This combination with Dentons means the firm can now meet the needs in New Zealand of Dentons’ global clients, and can in turn connect clients to 10,000+ lawyers in 182 locations and 74 countries around the globe.

In addition to its New Zealand client base of private and public clients, the firm actively advises multinational organisations on their investments and business activities in New Zealand. The firm is especially regarded for its involvement in the infrastructure, natural resources, FMCG, food, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, private wealth and government/public sectors.

It assists clients with doing business in New Zealand, including employment, real estate, intellectual property protection, procurement, resource consenting and construction, public private partnerships, commercial contracts, competition law, joint ventures, M&A, Overseas Investment Act, privacy, financial markets and finance. The firm is valued for its help on reputational risk and crisis management particularly in a dispute context, in the course of inquiries and in relation to overseas investment.

Key Clients: New Zealand Law Society, Live Ocean Charitable Trust / Live Ocean Racing Henry Brandts-Giesen

Henry Brandts-Giesen - Partner, Private Wealth
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +64 9 375 1109

• Asia Business
• Banking and Finance
• Corporate and commercial
• Employment and Labour
• Environment and Planning
• Immigration
• Intellectual Property and Technology
• Litigation and Dispute Resolution
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Occupational Safety and Health
• Overseas Investment
• Privacy and Cybersecurity
• Projects and Construction
• Public Policy and Regulation
• Real Estate
• Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
• Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 75 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Dentons advises Asian Development Bank on first gender bond on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange

Abai Shaikenov, Vassiliy Zenov, Ali Imanalin, Aizhan Zhumagazina

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Dentons advises on the sale of Kanin Wind Farm

Agnieszka Kulińska, Filip Raubo, Lena Boczkaja, Filip Ruciński

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Dentons advises A.G.P. / Alliance Global Partners on capital increase of voxeljet

Robert Michels, Rob Condon, Julia Sieber, Valeria Hoffmann, Grant Levine

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