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Asia-Pacific New Zealand Employment

Covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Includes employment litigation related to sex, race, age discrimination, as well as workforce redundancies and employee transfers and immigration issues. Also includes workplace health and safety matters, HR training and policy writing.

Rankings overview for Departments

  1. Buddle Findlay
  2. LangtonHudsonButcher
  3. Simpson Grierson
  1. MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts 12 Years Ranked
  2. Bell Gully
  3. Dundas Street Employment Lawyers
  4. Kiely Thompson Caisley
  5. SBM Legal
  1. DLA Piper New Zealand
    DLA Piper New Zealand 11 Years Ranked
  2. Chapman Tripp
  3. Quigg Partners
  4. Wynn Williams Lawyers

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Buddle Findlay
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  2. LangtonHudsonButcher
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  3. Simpson Grierson
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    2
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts has notable expertise in employment agreement reviews and business restructuring matters. Acts for an impressive clientele from the agriculture, transport and technology sectors on health and safety, industrial relations and privacy matters. Operates a strong practice out of offices in both Auckland and Wellington. Specialises in immigration, along with disciplinary proceedings, employee terminations and workplace investigations. Notable clients include Johnson & Johnson, Nokia and American Express.
  2. Bell Gully
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  3. Dundas Street Employment Lawyers
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  4. Kiely Thompson Caisley
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  5. SBM Legal
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Dentons Kensington Swan
    3
    Dentons Kensington Swan
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Dentons is in demand for its depth of expertise in health and safety regulatory compliance, including dealing with investigations by regulatory bodies. Advises on various aspects of employment law, including restructurings, contractual issues and performance management, as well as having extensive litigation experience. Has a strong presence in the public sector and represents major New Zealand public sector employers. Active in post-employment restraint, including breach of confidentiality and settlement agreements. Noted for its work in misconduct, bullying, pay equity and sexual harassment allegations. Represents multinational companies and offers noteworthy expertise in the construction industry. Notable clients include Auckland Transport, Serco New Zealand and the New Zealand Red Cross.
  2. Hesketh Henry
    3
    Hesketh Henry
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Hesketh Henry is valued for its capability in the fields of restructuring, employee agreements and compliance matters for large national unions and businesses. Frequently assists clients with employee relations as well as health and safety matters. Focused on the early resolution of disputes, assisting with performance and disciplinary matters as well as in contentious matters before the Employment Relations Authority and courts. Notable clients include Chubb Insurance NZ, Suncorp NZ Employees and Northpower.
  3. Lane Neave
    3
    Lane Neave
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Lane Neave is a large and experienced New Zealand team which covers the spectrum of misconduct investigations, discrimination, unfair dismissal claims and compliance reviews. Successfully represents employers in mediations and advises on implementing or amending company health and safety policies. Also provides training on New Zealand employment law to all of its clients and specialist industry groups. Notable clients include Accor Hotels, Super Liquor Holdings and Red Bus.
  4. Russell McVeagh
    3
    Russell McVeagh
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Russell McVeagh is a compact practice that advises on complex corporate employment matters, compliance issues and minimum employment entitlements, as well as on dismissals and the departure of senior executives. Also acknowledged for its advice to employers regarding collective bargaining and health and safety liability. Notable clients include Sanford Auckland International Airport and Uber.
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper New Zealand
    4
    DLA Piper New Zealand
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper New Zealand represents the New Zealand arm of a global firm known for its practical expertise in the employment aspects of international acquisitions and divestments. Advises on outsourcing agreements and the transfer of staff across jurisdictions, and handles contentious matters such as personal grievances and disciplinary actions for long-term clients. Also skilled in reviewing employment documentation and adapting to local legislative changes regarding health and safety compliance and industrial relations. Handles both domestic and cross-border matters, notably for clients from the insurance and healthcare sectors. Notable clients include Mondelez, Allianz Australia Insurance and Zara Retail New Zealand.
  2. Chapman Tripp
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  3. Quigg Partners
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  4. Wynn Williams Lawyers
    Employment
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4