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Dentons Kensington Swan

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Managing Partners: Matthew Ockleston (Auckland); Charlotte Henley (Wellington)
Number of partners: 33
Number of lawyers: 118
Languages: Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, Maori

Firm Overview:
Kensington Swan is one of New Zealand’s leading national commercial law firms working with clients to achieve complete legal solutions. 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, education, FMCG, food, manufacturing, healthcare, energy 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.

In early 2020, Kensington Swan is scheduled to combine with Dentons (, the world’s largest law firm, meaning they can support your organisation wherever you operate.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
David Shillson, James McMillan

Construction & Major Projects:
Paul Buetow, Brendan Cash

David Lewis, Martin Dalgleish, Chris Parke

Dispute Resolution:
David Campbell, Hayden Wilson

Greg Cain, Charlotte Parkhill

Environment & Planning:
Nicky McIndoe, Christina Sheard

International Trade & Investment in New Zealand:
Heida Donegan (China)

Government & Regulatory:
Hayden Wilson, Linda Clark

Financial Markets:
David Ireland, Catriona Grover

Health & Safety:
Greg Cain

Intellectual Property:
Jenni Rutter, Charlotte Henley

Public Private Partnerships:
Paul Buetow, Chris Parke

Real Estate:
Matthew Ockleston, Ish Fraser

Restructuring & Insolvency:
James McMillan

Technology & Innovation:
Hayley Miller, Charlotte Henley

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 44 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Dentons advises Sev.en Energy on acquisition of US-based Blackhawk Mining

Robert E Richards, Petr Zákoucký, Ilan Katz, Lee Smith, Christopher Van Bever, John Rhine, Gregory DiBella, Barbora Obračajová

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Dentons advises shareholders of VRmagic on the sale of their shares

Robert Bastian, Thomas Voss

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Dentons strengthens German Tax practice with hire of partner Pia Dorfmueller in Frankfurt

Pia Dorfmueller

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