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MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Asia-Pacific 2022
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Chair: Sarah Sinclair

Chief Executive: Andrew Poole

Number of partners: 47

Number of lawyers: 180

Languages: Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Māori, Spanish, TonganFirm Overview:

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is leading full-service, legal and business advisory firm with offices in Auckland and Wellington. It is a New Zealand owned and operated partnership with 47 partners and more than 180 other legal staff. It has a proud New Zealand history, dating back more than 130 years, and has established a strong top tier reputation in the market.

The firm advises clients on a wide range of practice areas from regulatory to commercial law, finance to real estate, employment to taxation, and from public law to dispute resolution. Its clients come from a broad range of industries including banking and financial services, central and local government, aviation, infrastructure, energy and resources, manufacturing, health and aged care, telecommunications, media and technology. While an independent New Zealand firm, it has a strategic alliance with MinterEllison.

With more than 200 partners and 900 legal staff, MinterEllisonRuddWatts is the only top-tier trans-Tasman law firm in New Zealand. Its network of offices in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom enables the provision of a full range of legal services to both local and international businesses.


Main Areas of Practice:

Banking and Finance Seven partners, 18 fee earners

Key Clients: ANZ, BNZ, ASB, Westpac, Goldman Sachs, Next Capital

Contact: Jeremy Muir

Tel: +64 9 353 9819

Email: [email protected]


Competition / Antitrust

Four partners, four fee earners

Key Clients: Refining New Zealand, Trustpower, Television New Zealand, 2Degrees Mobile, Spark, Mediaworks

Contact: Dr Ross Patterson

Tel: +64 9 353 9864

Email: [email protected]


Construction and Infrastructure

Six partners, 31 fee earners

Key Clients: Auckland Council, Ministry of Transport, Metlifecare, Ōtākaro, Stride Property, Mitsubishi Motors, AECOM, Ports of Auckland, Kiwi Property

Contact: Janine Stewart

Tel: +64 9 353 9922

Email: [email protected]


Corporate / Commercial

11 partners, 32 fee earners

Key Clients: Tourism Holdings, Next Capital, Cin7, AMP Capital, MMC Group, Z Energy, Refining New Zealand, Westpac, Taharoa

Contact: Neil Millar

Tel: +64 9 353 9977

Email: [email protected]


Litigation and Dispute Resolution

10 partners, 26 fee earners

Key Clients: Spark, Z Energy, Aon, Refining NZ, Taharoa Ironsands, Mainzeal, Synlait

Contact: Jane Standage

Tel: +64 9 353 9754

Email: [email protected]


Employment

Three partners, 11 fee earners

Key Clients: Broadspectrum, NZ Bus, AWF Madison, Parliamentary Service, Qantas Airways and Jetconnect

Contact: Megan Richards

Tel: +64 4 498 5023

Email: [email protected]


Energy and Natural Resources

Four partners, 25 fee earners

Key Clients: Z Energy, Refining New Zealand, Trustpower, Northpower, Liquigas, Ports of Auckland, Taharoa Ironsands

Contact: Scott Thompson

Tel: +64 9 353 9994

Email: [email protected]


Insurance

Four partners, 12 fee earners

Key Clients: Medical Assurance Society, Earthquake Commission, Aon New Zealand, Youi, AMP Life, Marsh, AIG, AIA

Contact: Andrew Horne

Tel: +64 9 353 9903

Email: [email protected]


Intellectual Property

Four partners, 11 fee earners

Key Clients: Karen Murrell Enterprises, Scholastic Inc., ASOS PLC, Westpac New Zealand, Tourism Holdings Limited, SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Two Degrees Mobile

Contact: Christopher Young

Tel: +64 9 353 9910

Email: [email protected]


Financial Services and Investment Funds

Two partners, eight fee earners

Key Clients: Trustees Executors, Sharesies, AMP, Aon New Zealand, Next Capital, Goldman Sachs, MAS, AIG, Youi

Contact: Lloyd Kavanagh

Tel: +64 9 353 9976

Email: [email protected]


Public Law

10 Public Law/Public Sector specialist partners, 29 fee earners

Key Clients: New Zealand Treasury, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, Parliamentary Service, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Earthquake Commission, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Ministry of Transport

Contact: Briony Davies

Tel: +64 4 498 5134

Email: [email protected]


Real Estate

Four partners, 18 fee earners

Key Clients: Z Energy, Spark, Synlait, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Kāinga Ora, Refining New Zealand, Argosy Property, Westpac New Zealand, Southern Cross

Contact: David Gilbert

Tel: +64 9 353 9978

Email: [email protected]


Restructuring / Insolvency

Three partners, 12 fee earners

Key Clients: ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac, Kiwibank, Rabobank, Co-operative Bank, HSBC, The Treasury, PwC, BDO, KordaMentha, McGrathNicol, Grant Thornton, KPMG

Contact: Sean Gollin

Tel: +64 9 353 9814

Email: [email protected]


Tax

One partner, five fee earners

Key Clients: Spark, Z Energy, Trustpower, ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac

Contact: Andrew Ryan

Tel: +64 9 353 9950

Email: [email protected]


Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

Six partners, 17 fee earners

Key Clients: Spark, Westpac, The Warehouse, Rural Connectivity Group, Ultrafast Fibre, New Zealand Film Commission, Mediaworks, Two Degrees Mobile

Contact: Tom Maasland

Tel: +64 9 353 9875

Email: [email protected]


Offices:

New Zealand – Auckland

Address:

Level 22 PwC Tower

15 Customs Street West

PO Box 105 249

Auckland 1143

Phone: +64 9 353 9700

Fax: +64 9 353 9701

Email: [email protected]


New Zealand – Wellington

Address:

Level 18 125 The Terrace

PO Box 2793

Wellington 6140

New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 498 5000

Fax: +64 4 498 5001

Email: [email protected]

Ranked Offices

Provided by MinterEllisonRuddWatts

New Zealand - Head office
New Zealand
  • Wellington City
    Level 18, 125 The Terrace, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
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MinterEllisonRuddWatts rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2022
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New Zealand
Banking & Finance
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
2
Banking & Finance
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Kate Lane
2
Kate Lane
2
Band 2
Steve Gallaugher
3
Steve Gallaugher
3
Band 3
Competition/Antitrust
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Competition/Antitrust
2
Competition/Antitrust
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Ross Patterson
2
Ross Patterson
2
Band 2
Construction
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Construction
1
Construction
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Mark Crosbie
1
Mark Crosbie
1
Band 1
Sarah Sinclair
1
Sarah Sinclair
1
Band 1
Stephen Price
1
Stephen Price
1
Band 1
Janine Stewart
2
Janine Stewart
2
Band 2
Corporate/Commercial
1 Department
5 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/Commercial
1
Corporate/Commercial
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Cathy Quinn
S
Cathy Quinn
S
Senior Statespeople
1
Silvana Schenone
1
Band 1
Neil Millar
2
Neil Millar
2
Band 2
Mark Forman
3
Mark Forman
3
Band 3
Mark Stuart
4
Mark Stuart
4
Band 4
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Dispute Resolution
2
Dispute Resolution
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Stacey Shortall
1
Stacey Shortall
1
Band 1
Andrew Horne
4
Andrew Horne
4
Band 4
Jane Standage
U
Jane Standage
U
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