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Allan Yeoman

Partner, Auckland

Allan is a partner in Buddle Findlay's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team. He specialises in providing…

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Amy Ryburn

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

Amy specialises in commercial law. She advises on a range of commercial matters but has a particular focus on technology, media and…

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Bridie McKinnon

Partner, Wellington

Bridie has over 15 years' experience in a range of litigation matters in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.…

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Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

Charlotte specialises in leasing, construction and land-related property advice. She has been involved in the development…

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Daniel Collins

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in banking and finance and has extensive experience working in New Zealand, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East…

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Daniel Kelleher

Partner, Auckland

Daniel has earned his reputation as a leading practitioner in the property sector by developing strong and lasting relationships with…

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David Allen

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in all aspects of resource management, environmental and natural resources law and local government law…

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David Broadmore

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in commercial litigation. He has almost 20 years' experience in resolving banking and finance, insolvency, insurance…

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David Randal

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in resource management, environmental and Māori law. He has advised clients at the heart of intensive RMA…

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David Thomson

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures…

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Grant Dunn

Partner, Auckland

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years experience. He previously spent six years with the London…

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Hak Jun Lee

Partner, Auckland

Hak Jun specialises in banking and financial services and has extensive experience in property law and overseas investment…

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Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington

Hamish specialises in employment relations, litigation, health law, health and safety, and education…

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Hamish Selby

Partner, Auckland

Hamish specialises in intellectual property and leads the Buddle Findlay intellectual property team…

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Jan Etwell

Partner, Christchurch

Jan leads the Christchurch banking and financial services team.  She has particular expertise in regulatory compliance including…

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Jennifer Caldwell

Partner, Auckland
National Chair

Jennifer specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law, with extensive experience as a strategic…

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John Buchan

Partner, Christchurch

John specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property. He acts on a wide range of transactions…

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Julia Gabrielle

Partner, Christchurch

Julia is a commercial partner with a focus on a range of property transactions.  She has acted for both public and private sector…

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Kelly Paterson

Partner, Christchurch

Kelly specialises in commercial litigation. She advises on a wide range of commercial litigation issues, including insurance, contract…

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Lisette Hood

Partner, Auckland

Lisette specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial contracting, corporate governance and merge…

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Luke Sizer

Partner, Auckland

Luke specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He regularly acts on matters involving complex corporate fraud, insolvency…

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Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch
Board of Management

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including…

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Miriam Andrews

Partner, Auckland

Miriam specialises in banking and finance. Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at…

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Natasha Wilson

Partner, Wellington

Natasha is a partner in our public law team in Wellington, and has extensive experience in the health, education, and science and…

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Nick Bragg

Partner, Auckland

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience across a broad range of mergers and acquisitions…

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Olly Peers

Partner, Christchurch

Olly specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. Olly's experience and areas of interest include company law, contract law…

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Paul Beverley

Partner, Wellington

Paul was the National Chair of Buddle Findlay from 2017 to March 2020. Paul specialises in Māori Law, Treaty settlement negotiations…

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Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Paul specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with…

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Paula Ormandy

Partner, Auckland

Paula specialises in leasing, property development, and high-value portfolio acquisitions and disposals. …

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Peter Chemis

Partner, Wellington

Peter specialises in employment law, industrial relations and related areas, and leads Buddle Findlay’s national employment team…

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Philip Wood

Partner, Auckland

Philip specialises in providing commercial, IT, telecommunication, media and television/film sector advice including strategic advice…

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Renee Stiles

Partner, Wellington

Renee is a member of our Wellington corporate and commercial team, specialising in commercial contracting, information and…

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Rupert Rouch

Partner, Wellington

Rupert is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate …

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Sarah McEwan

Partner, Auckland

Sarah specialises in corporate and commercial law with a broad range of experience in capital markets and securities transactions…

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Scott Abel

Partner, Auckland

Scott specialises in insolvency and debt restructuring, corporate and secured finance, and specialist personal property security and…

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Scott Barker

Partner, Wellington

Scott specialises in litigation and insolvency law. He advises both private and public sector clients…

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Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Sherridan specialises in advocacy and commercial litigation, with considerable expertise and experience in…

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Susan Rowe

Partner, Christchurch

Susan specialises in litigation, local government, insurance, industrial relations and health and safety. Susan currently advises…

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Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

Susie specialises in competition, fair trading, overseas investment consents and economic regulation, particularly of infrastructure in…

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Terence Ng

Partner, Auckland

Terence specialises in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, and property law…

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Thaddeus Ryan

Partner, Wellington

Thad specialises in resource management and Māori law. Thad has a particular specialty in RMA consenting and…

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Tom Bennett

Partner, Auckland

Tom specialises in real estate, construction, procurement and infrastructure projects…

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Tony Wilkinson

Partner, Auckland

Tony has a highly regarded practice acting for public and private sector clients. He is the lead tax advisor for Buddle Findlay’s most…

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Vanessa Evitt

Partner, Auckland

Vanessa specialises in resource management, infrastructure, and environmental law.…

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Willie Palmer

Partner, Christchurch

Willie specialises in commercial litigation including construction, insurance and insolvency law. He has broad experience in…

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Aisling Weir

Special Counsel, Auckland

Aisling is a senior commercial lawyer who specialises in health and technology matters…

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Anna Parker

Special Counsel, Auckland

Anna specialises in competition and consumer law, economic regulation of infrastructure, and public law…

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Bassam Maghzal

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Bassam is a highly driven commercial lawyer specialising in infrastructure and construction projects…

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Benjamin Sutton

Special Counsel, Auckland

Benjamin specialises in corporate and commercial law. He advises clients on a range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions…

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Blake Cescon

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Blake specialises in property, local government and banking law. He acts for various local authorities, central government, and a…

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Brannavan Gnanalingam

Special Counsel, Wellington

Brannavan specialises in property, litigation, insolvency and debt recovery. Brannavan has been involved in large scale…

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Catherine Miller

Special Counsel, Auckland

Catherine specialises in health, education, privacy and commercial law. She advises a wide range of public and private sector clients…

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Cedric Carranceja

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Cedric specialises in a wide range of resource management and environmental issues arising from aviation…

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Damien Steel-Baker

Special Counsel, Wellington

Damien specialises in technology, media and telecommunications and general commercial law…

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Fiona Heiford

Special Counsel, Wellington

Fiona specialises in tax with particular expertise in commercial transactions…

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Frances Wedde

Special Counsel, Wellington

Frances specialises in the Resource Management Act (RMA) and Māori law…

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Keri Johansson

Special Counsel, Auckland

Keri specialises in technology, media and privacy law. …

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Lara Wood

Special Counsel, Auckland

Lara has a wide range of domestic and international banking, financial services and corporate experience.  She specialises in funds…

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Myles O'Brien

Special Counsel, Auckland

Myles specialises in transactional banking and restructuring.  He has extensive experience on corporate transactional banking and…

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Nicola Cuervo

Special Counsel, Wellington

Nicola specialises in health law, information privacy, managing complaints, employment and industrial relations, and dispute…

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Paul Appleyard

Special Counsel, Auckland

Paul specialises in banking and finance with a focus on event driven finance, complex and cross-border financing, syndicated lending…

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Peter Niven

Special Counsel, Wellington

Peter specialises in litigation, insolvency and credit recovery. He advises both private and public sector clients on a broad range…

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Rebecca Green

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Rebecca specialises in financial markets regulation, including in relation to financial product disclosure and compliance…

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Scott Holdaway

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Scott specialises in property, local government law, and regulatory issues. He acts for various territorial authorities, central…

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Shaun Brookes

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Shaun specialises in employment law, industrial relations, human rights, and health and safety…

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Sophie Thoreau

Special Counsel, Auckland

Sophie specialises in intellectual property law and the provision of commercial advice in an IP context.  She has extensive experience…

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Simon Vodanovich

Senior Consultant, Auckland

Simon specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), general corporate advice and the laws and rules regulating New Zealand’s…

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Alastair Hercus

Consultant, Wellington

Alastair specialises in public and commercial law. He advises clients on legislative design, decision making by statutory bodies…

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David Perry

Consultant, Auckland

David specialises in banking and financial services, and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial…

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Holly Hedley

Consultant, Wellington

Holly specialises in health, employment and privacy law. Her health expertise includes advising on treatment and consent…

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John Glengarry

Consultant, Auckland
Patent Attorney | Trade Marks Attorney | Notary Public

John specialises in intellectual property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas…

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Mel Easton

Consultant, Auckland

Mel specialises in local government, property and construction law…

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Peter Owles

Consultant, Auckland

Peter is an expert in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience…

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Shane Johnstone

Consultant, Auckland

Shane has over 30 years' experience in banking, finance, structured finance (including securitisations) and securities law. …

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Simon Jensen

Consultant, Auckland

Simon specialises in financial sector regulation, payments and clearing systems, and projects and advice for financial institutions…

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Stephen Whittington

Consultant, Wellington

Stephen specialises in negotiation and documentation of commercial property transactions, development and construction advice…

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Tony Dellow

Consultant, Wellington

Tony specialises in competition law and regulatory processes, especially in infrastructure industries. Tony’s practice is unique…

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Alastair Pettitt

Senior Associate, Auckland

Alastair specialises in commercial property and local government law. He advises local authorities, Crown entities, banks and…

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Alex Chapman

Senior Associate, Wellington

Alex specialises in commercial contracting with a focus on technology, privacy and data protection and intellectual property…

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Amy Goatley

Senior Associate, Auckland

Amy specialises in corporate and commercial law with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures…

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Amy Watson

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Amy specialises in property, public and local government law. She advises clients on a wide range of commercial…

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Andy Dysart

Senior Associate, Auckland

Andy specialises in commercial contracting with specific expertise in technology procurement.…

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Anna Muru Paenga

Senior Associate, Wellington

Anna specialises in commercial property law.  She advises on Māori land issues, leasing (both commercial and retail), property…

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Anna Wishart

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Anna specialises in trust, commercial, corporate and property law. Anna has particular expertise in trust law and advises on the…

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Caitlin Olsen

Senior Associate, Wellington

Caitlin specialises in commercial property and construction law.…

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Calina Tataru

Senior Associate, Auckland

Calina specialises in general commercial litigation, insolvency and contractual and leasing disputes.…

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Celeste Brown

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Celeste specialises in corporate and commercial law and has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance…

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Celia Olds

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Celia specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution…

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Cerridwen Bulow

Senior Associate, Wellington

Cerridwen specialises in resource management, environmental and Māori law. She advises on a range of resource management matters…

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Charlotte Jones

Senior Associate, Auckland

Charlotte specialises in tax for corporate transactions...…

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Colleen Columbus

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Colleen advises domestic and international clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters including property acquisitions and d…

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Danielle Elley

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Danielle specialises in general corporate and commercial law, commercial and residential property, and trust law…

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Diana Thomas

Senior Associate, Wellington

Diana specialises in public law and advises government departments, Crown entities and private clients on a range of public, regulatory…

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Ed McGimpsey

Senior Associate, Auckland

Ed specialises in real estate, construction and procurement…

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Eleanor Mishra

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Eleanor specialises in civil litigation and employment …

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Elizabeth Rose

Senior Associate, Wellington

Elizabeth specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, with a focus on technology media and telecommunications…

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Emma Geard

Senior Associate, Wellington

Emma specialises in financial services regulation, with a particular focus on prudential regulation and payments regulation…

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Emma von Veh

Senior Associate, Wellington

Emma specialises in health, privacy and employment law…

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Erika Hendy

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Erika specialises in health, privacy and employment law…

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Esther Bennett

Senior Associate, Wellington

Esther specialises in environmental and resource management law, acting for a range of public and private sector clients including…

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Faisal Halabi

Senior Associate, Auckland

Faisal specialises in banking and finance. He has a broad range of experience acting for lenders and borrowers in property finance…

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Graeme Dill-Russell

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Graeme specialises in litigation and dispute resolution…

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Hannah Lee

Senior Associate, Wellington

Hannah specialises in overseas investment, public and administrative law, and consumer law, and advises both private and public sector …

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Jane Maltby

Senior Associate, Wellington

Jane specialises in litigation and dispute resolution…

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Jenna Silcock

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Jenna specialises in environment and resource management, and local government law. She advises a wide range of local authority…

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Jessica Taylor

Senior Associate, Wellington

Jessica specialises in employment, health and safety, and dispute resolution…

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Kelly Williams

Senior Associate, Auckland

Kelly advises on a broad range of international and domestic financing transactions representing borrowers and banks…

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Leigh Ziegler

Senior Associate, Auckland

Leigh specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law, with particular experience working on large scale…

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Libby Cowper

Senior Associate, Wellington

Libby specialises in resource management and Māori law…

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Lisa Bazalo

Senior Associate, Auckland

Lisa is a member of the Auckland environmental and resource management team. Lisa has extensive experience promoting…

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Lorraine Hercus

Senior Associate, Wellington

Lorraine specialises in employment law, health and safety, information law, litigation and dispute resolution…

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Louise Brazier

Senior Associate, Wellington

Louise specialises in construction and commercial property transactions…

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Louise Robertson

Senior Associate, Wellington

Louise specialises in employment and industrial relations, privacy and official information, litigation and dispute resolution…

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Mark Mulholland

Senior Associate, Wellington

Mark specialises in resource management, environmental, and Māori law. He has a particular focus on the consenting of major energy…

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Mathew Gribben

Senior Associate, Auckland

Mathew specialises in environmental and resource management law and advises on a wide range of resource management, environmental and…

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Matthew Triggs

Senior Associate, Auckland

Matthew specialises in insolvency and enforcement transactions. He also has experience in restructuring, refinancing and secured…

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Natalie Summerfield

Senior Associate, Auckland

Natalie specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law. She has represented public and…

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Nick Hume

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property and property development…

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Rebecca Cresswell

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Rebecca specialises in general commercial, corporate and property law.…

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Rebecca Dudley-Cobb

Senior Associate, Wellington

Rebecca specialises in public sector legal support, including public sector contracting and procurement, and health and information law…

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Stephanie Snedden

Senior Associate, Wellington

Stephanie advises on the full spectrum of commercial and residential real estate work including acquisitions and disposals…

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Tasha Ioelu

Senior Associate, Auckland

Tasha specialises in employment and privacy.  She also has broader experience in dispute resolution.…

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Tom Montgomerie

Senior Associate, Auckland

Tom specialises in corporate law, with broad experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets…

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Victoria Brunton

Senior Associate, Wellington

Victoria specialises in environment, resource management, natural resources and local government.  Victoria's practice also includes…

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Victoria Stillwell

Senior Associate, Auckland

Victoria specialises in corporate and commercial law, with broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures…

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William Hunnam

Senior Associate, Auckland

Will specialises in banking and finance with particular expertise in derivatives and securities financing…

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