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Wynn Williams Lawyers

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Chair: Hayley Buckley
Managing Partner: Philip Maw
Number of partners: 21
Number of lawyers: 39 + partners
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Wynn Williams is a full-service leading New Zealand law firm. Since 1859, the firm has grown substantially to 21 partners and almost 100 staff with offices in Auckland and Christchurch. The firm is recognised as a leader for its work in litigation, corporate advisory, resource management, insurance, employment, property, and for high net worth individuals. Wynn Williams has one of the strongest litigation teams in New Zealand with a national reputation for delivering successful results with integrity and responsibility. The firm has been a member of SCGLegal for many years providing access to a global network of legal experts.

Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Arbitration
Corporate Advisory/M&A
Resource Management
Property & Projects
Private Client & High Net Worth Individuals

Corporate Advisory:
5 partners, 5 lawyers based in Auckland and Christchurch
This team has considerable local and cross-border M&A, capital markets and venture capital experience. The team works closely with clients to complete transactions in a cost effective, efficient and collaborative manner and has a reputation for working well with other advisors. The team has significant sector specific experience in agriculture and primary industry, environment/waste, food and beverage, IT and FinTech and media related businesses.
Contact: Ash Hill
Tel: +64 9 300 2600
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution – Including Insurance & Employment:
7 partners, 18 lawyers based in Auckland and Christchurch
This is one of the strongest dispute resolution teams in the country with a New Zealand-wide reputation for delivering successful results with integrity and responsibility. The team applies its commercial insight and unrivalled experience to client’s needs using innovative and successful strategies to ensure the best outcome. The team is experienced at representing clients in complex cases before the Privy Council, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. The firm has produced several of New Zealand’s leading judges.
Contacts: Anthony Drake/Joshua Shaw
Tel: +64 9 300 2600/+64 3 379 7622
Email: [email protected]/[email protected]

Resource Management & Environmental:
2 partners, 7 lawyers based in Christchurch
This team is nationally renowned for managing complex projects and being at the forefront of freshwater planning. The team provides advice on all resource management and environmental issues and represents New Zealand’s largest regional councils. The team has skilled advocates in all areas of environmental law litigation. The team regularly engages with central government on legislative change and advise clients on National Policy Statements and National Environmental Standards.
Contact: Lucy de Latour
Tel: +64 3 379 7622
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Property & Projects:
4 partners, 3 lawyers based in Auckland and Christchurch
The commercial property and projects team is sought after by individuals, businesses, and large private and public institutions. The team gets involved in all types of commercial property projects; from retail centres and mixed-use developments, to large institutional commercial property portfolios. The team’s expertise extends to the full range of commercial property requirements.
Contact: Jeff Kenny
Tel: +64 3 379 7622
Email: [email protected]

Private Clients – High Net Worth Individuals:
3 partners, 2 lawyers, 3 other legal staff based in Auckland and Christchurch
The team represents individuals in all areas of law including their property needs and structuring and protecting their assets. This team is supported by the dispute resolution team who represent a significant number of high net worth individuals in New Zealand in a variety of situations. Work includes trust litigation, employment disputes, insurance matters, and criminal prosecutions.
Contact: Annabel Sheppard
Tel: +64 3 379 7622
Email: [email protected]