Buddle Findlay announces two new partners

1 July 2021

Buddle Findlay is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners.

Buddle Findlay's new partner appointments continue to build depth and expertise across its intellectual property, employment and health and safety teams.  The two new partners receive praise from clients and the wider Buddle Findlay team for their talent and collaborative approach to working.  Mere and Hamish bring a focus that enhances the firm's ability to deliver the highest level of service to clients and demonstrate the qualities that Buddle Findlay looks for in their leaders.

The firm's two new partners are:

Hamish Selby - Hamish is a specialist intellectual property lawyer who co-leads the Buddle Findlay IP team, based in Auckland.  He has practised for over 20 years and advises clients about their IP rights and portfolios in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and overseas.  Hamish provides a full range of IP services for contentious and non-contentious matters as well as transactional matters.  He advises clients across the spectrum of IP rights types, including copyright, trade marks, patents, designs, domain names and confidential information/trade secrets.  Hamish is highly ranked in international legal directories in recognition of his specialist expertise and sits on international IP committees and work groups.  He is entrusted by some of the world's largest multi-national companies, large New Zealand companies, small-medium sized companies and local and central government clients as well as start-up/early-stage businesses with their IP rights.

Mere King – Mere specialises in employment, industrial relations, health and safety, employee privacy matters, as well dispute resolution and litigation.  She provides client focused, strategic, compliance and best practice advice on a wide variety of matters across a range of industries.  She is an experienced independent investigator and advocate, regularly appearing in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.  Mere is recognised in international legal directories for her expertise and is a contributing author of Lexology and a co-editor of the respected employment law text, Thomson Reuters - Employment Law.  Mere was born and raised in the Waikato, she is Ngati Mahaanga, Ngati Te Wehi and is a member of Buddle Findlay's Auckland employment and health and safety team.

Across our key areas of expertise and the three offices, Buddle Findlay now has 46 partners. 

The firm congratulates the two new partners on their appointments.