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Alastair Hercus

Partner, Wellington

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

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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 transactional,…

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Amy Ryburn

Partner, Wellington

Amy specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, with a particular focus on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), i…

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Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington
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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 specialises in property law and has extensive experience in property sector, corporate, banking and commercial transactions…

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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. He is a…

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David Broadmore

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in commercial litigation. He has over 17 years' experience in resolving banking and finance, insolvency, insurance, …

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David Perry

Partner, Auckland

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

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David Randal

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in resource management and environmental law. He has advised clients at the heart of intensive Resource Management A…

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David Thomson

Partner, Auckland

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

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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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Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington
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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 co-leads the Buddle Findlay intellectual property team.  He has over 20 years experienc…

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Jan Etwell

Partner, Christchurch

Jan specialises in banking and finance, commercial and company law. Her experience includes acting as instructing solicitor…

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Jennifer Caldwell

Partner, Auckland
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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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John Glengarry

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

John specialises in intellectual property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas. John's practice covers the…

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Julia Gabrielle

Partner, Christchurch

Julia specialises in general commercial and corporate law, banking and finance and commercial and residential property…

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Kelly Paterson

Partner, Christchurch

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

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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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Mark Odlin

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

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Mere King

Partner, Auckland

Mere specialises in employment, industrial relations, health and safety, employee privacy matters, as well dispute resolution and litig…

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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 an…

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

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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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Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience.…

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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 information and communication technology, 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, merg…

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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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Seb Bisley

Partner, Wellington

Seb specialises in advocacy and litigation, including arbitration and mediation.…

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Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland
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Sherridan specialises in employment, industrial relations and health and safety as well as litigation and dispute resolution…

  • DDI +64 9 357 1858
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Stephen Whittington

Partner, Wellington

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

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Steve Nightingale

Partner, Wellington

Steve specialises in corporate law including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, limited partnership…

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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…

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Terence Ng

Partner, Auckland

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

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Tom Bennett

Partner, Auckland

Tom specialises in real estate, construction, procurement and local government.…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0665
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Tony Dellow

Partner, Wellington

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

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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, environmental and local government law. She has acted…

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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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Bassam Maghzal

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Bassam specialises in corporate and commercial transactions focused particularly on infrastructure and construction projects across all…

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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 (M…

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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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Bridie McKinnon

Special Counsel, Wellington

Bridie specialises in a broad range of litigation matters across various jurisdictions. She advises on contractual disputes…

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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 commercial contracting and procurement, with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).…

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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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Lara Wood

Special Counsel, Auckland

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

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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 prope…

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Natasha Wilson

Special Counsel, Wellington

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

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Nicola Cuervo

Special Counsel, Wellington

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

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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 Markets Conduct Act disclosure and compliance, …

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Thaddeus Ryan

Special Counsel, Wellington

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

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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 capital m…

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Alastair Sherriff

Consultant, Wellington

Alastair specialises in advising public and private sector clients on employment, health and safety at work, education, alcohol licensi…

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Mel Easton

Consultant, Auckland

Mel specialises in local government, property and construction law.…

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Simon Jensen

Consultant, Wellington

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

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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 corporat…

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Alex Chapman

Senior Associate, Wellington

Alex specialises in commercial law with a focus on technology, outsourcing, intellectual property and data and privacy. Her experience…

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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, restructu…

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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 Martin

Senior Associate, Auckland

Andy specialises in corporate and commercial law. He advises on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and consortiums…

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Anna Parker

Senior Associate, Auckland

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

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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 forma…

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Brannavan Gnanalingam

Senior Associate, Wellington

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

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Catherine Miller

Senior Associate, Auckland

Catherine specialises in health and commercial law and advises a wide range of public and private sector clients. Catherine has…

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Celia Olds

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Celia specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.…

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Danielle Brittain

Senior Associate, Auckland

Danielle specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience across domestic and international financing transac…

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Danielle Elley

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Danielle specialises in general commercial and corporate 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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Elizabeth Rose

Senior Associate, Wellington

Elizabeth specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, with a focus on technology media and telecommunications (TMT).  Her ex…

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Emma von Veh

Senior Associate, Wellington

Emma 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 loca…

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Holly Hedley

Senior Associate, Wellington

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

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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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Jonathan Schwarcz

Senior Associate, Auckland

Jonathan specialises in debt recovery, insolvency matters, construction and general commercial disputes.…

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Jonathan Simons

Senior Associate, Auckland

Jonathan specialises in commercial property law. He advises on a range of commercial property matters, including leasing, property…

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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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Keri Johansson

Senior Associate, Auckland

Keri specialises in IP, technology and media law with a commercial focus. She works closely with media, science and technology-based b…

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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 inf…

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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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Luke Sizer

Senior Associate, Auckland

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

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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, tr…

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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 l…

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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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Nathan Hansen-Thorpe

Senior Associate, Auckland

Nathan specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience advising on domestic and cross-border financings and …

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Oliver Gascoigne

Senior Associate, Wellington

Oliver specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in commercial, banking and finance…

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Olly Peers

Senior Associate, 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 Appleyard

Senior Associate, Auckland

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

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Rachael Balasingam

Senior Associate, Wellington

Rachael specialises in environment and resource management, and local government law. She has advised various public…

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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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Ryan Ellis

Senior Associate, Auckland

Ryan specialises in corporate and commercial law. He advises clients on a range of matters, including commercial contracts, procuremen…

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Scott Holdaway

Senior Associate, Christchurch

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

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Shaun Brookes

Senior Associate, Christchurch

Shaun specialises in employment law, industrial relations, and health and safety, as well as dispute resolution and general litigation.…

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Sophie Thoreau

Senior Associate, 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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Stephanie Snedden

Senior Associate, Wellington

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

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Tom Montgomerie

Senior Associate, Auckland

Tom specialises in corporate and commercial law, with broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities tran…

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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 ad…

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