MinterEllisonRuddWatts

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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, Tongan

Firm 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 is a member of the MinterEllison Legal Group (MELG).
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
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
12 partners, 32 fee earners
Key Clients: Tourism Holdings, Next Capital, Cin7, AMP Capital, MMC Group, Z Energy, Refining New Zealand, Westpac, Taharoa
Contact: Silvana Schenone
Tel: +64 9 353 9986
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution
10 partners, 26 fee earners
Key Clients: Spark, Z Energy, Aon, Refining NZ, Taharoa Ironsands, Mainzeal, Synlait
Contact: Andrew Horne
Tel: +64 9 353 9903
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: Rachel Devine
Tel: +64 9 353 9912
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]

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: Jane Parker
Tel: +64 4 498 5128
Email: [email protected] 

Offices:
New Zealand – Auckland
Address:
Lumley Centre
88 Shortland Street
PO Box 3798
Auckland 1140
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]

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Banking & Finance
Band 2
Competition/Antitrust
Band 2
Construction
Band 1
Corporate/Commercial
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 2
Employment
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Steve Gallaugher
Band 3

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Oliver Meech
Band 3
Ross Patterson
Band 2

Construction


Janine Stewart
Band 2

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Mark CrosbieConstruction
Sarah SinclairConstruction
Stephen PriceConstruction
Cathy QuinnCorporate/Commercial
Silvana SchenoneCorporate/Commercial
Stacey ShortallDispute Resolution
Sarah SinclairEnergy & Natural Resources
Lloyd KavanaghFinancial Services
Aaron LloydSports Law
Band 2
Kate LaneBanking & Finance
Tom FailBanking & Finance
Ross PattersonCompetition/Antitrust
Janine StewartConstruction
Neil MillarCorporate/Commercial
Gillian ServiceEmployment
Megan RichardsEmployment
Paul FoleyEnergy & Natural Resources
Rachel DevineEnvironment & Resource Management

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Level 22, PwC Tower

15 Customs Street West

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Auckland City

Auckland

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