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Kensington Swan

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Managing Partners: Matthew Ockleston (Auckland); Charlotte Henley (Wellington)
Number of partners: 29
Number of lawyers: 90
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.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
Contact:
Nicole Xanthopol

Construction & Major Projects:
Contacts:
Paul Buetow, Brendan Cash

Corporate/Commercial:
Contacts:
David Lewis, Martin Dalgleish

Dispute Resolution:
Contacts:
David Campbell, Hayden Wilson

Employment:
Contacts:
Greg Cain, Charlotte Parkhill

Environment & Planning:
Contacts:
Nicky McIndoe, Christina Sheard

International Trade & Investment in New Zealand:
Contacts:
Heida Donegan (China), Aaron Patience (Japan)

Government & Regulatory:
Contact:
Hayden Wilson

Financial Markets:
Contacts:
David Ireland, Catriona Grover

Health & Safety:
Contacts:
Grant Nicholson, Greg Cain

Intellectual Property:
Contacts:
Jenni Rutter, Charlotte Henley

Public Private Partnerships:
Contacts:
Paul Buetow, Nicole Xanthopol

Real Estate:
Contacts:
Matthew Ockleston, John Meads

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Contacts:
James McMillan, Nicole Xanthopol

Technology & Innovation:
Contacts:
Hayley Miller, Charlotte Henley