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New Zealand Law Awards winners unveiled

24 November 2017

The 2017 New Zealand Law Awards were revealed at a glamorous ceremony in Auckland on 17 November.

An estimated 700 legal professionals gathered at The Langham hotel for the 28 awards available.

The evening was hosted by radio broadcaster Leah Panapa and included entertainment from musicians Mark Cunningham and Annie Crummer.

The winners were:

Firm Awards

Regional/ Suburban Law Firm of the Year 
Winner: BlackmanSpargo Rural Law Ltd

Automio Boutique Law Firm of the Year 
Winner: Webb Henderson

Crowe Horwath Mid-Size Law Firm of the Year 
Winner: Anderson Lloyd
Highly Commended: Lane Neave

Large Law Firm of the Year
Winner: Russell McVeagh

Employment Law Specialist Firm of the Year
Winner: Dundas Street

Crowe Horwath Litigation & Dispute Resolution Specialist Law Firm of the Year
Winner: Wilson Harle

Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year
Winner: AJ Park

Property & Construction Specialist Law Firm of the Year
Winner: Thompson Blackie Biddles
Highly Commended: AlexanderDorrington

AIG Insurance Specialist Law Firm of the Year 
Winner: DAC Beachcroft New Zealand

Legal Personnel Employer of Choice (1-50 Employees)
Winner: Webb Henderson

Legal Personnel Employer of Choice (51-100 Employees)
Winner: Wynn Williams

Legal Personnel Employer of Choice (>100 Employees)
Winner: Russell McVeagh

Resolution Institute Mediator of the Year
Winner: Timothy McMichael

Artemis Executive Recruitment Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year (Under 35)
Winner: Jeremy Johnson, Wynn Williams

NZ Lawyer Deal Team of the Year (<100 Employees)
Winner: Anderson Lloyd Infrastructure Team
Highly Commended:  Mayne Wetherell Corporate Team

NZ Lawyer Deal Team of the Year (>100 Employees)
Winner: Russell McVeagh Corporate Advisory Team
Highly Commended: Bell Gully Corporate Team

Crowe Horwath Managing Partner of the Year (<100 Employees)
Winner: Jared Ormsby, Wynn Williams

Crowe Horwath Managing Partner of the Year (>100 Employees)
Winner: Peter Chemis, Buddle Findlay

In-House Awards

Anthony Harper Young In-House Lawyer of the Year (Under 35)
Winner: Patrick Gamble, Complectus Group
Highly Commended: Jemma Stevenson, Powerco

Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Winner: Kiwibank In-House Team

Russell McVeagh In-House Team of the Year
Winner: Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

MinterEllisRuddWatts In-House Lawyer of the Year
Winner: Sasha Daniels, Senior Counsel Competition & Regulation, Spark

Deal Awards

MYOB M&A Deal of the Year
Allnex acquisition of Nuplex Industries

Capital Markets deal of the Year
Synlait Milk’s Capital Raising and dual listing

Mid-Market Deal of the Year
Patties Foods Acquisition of Leader Foods

Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year
NBCUniversal-MediaWorks for Bravo channel launch

International Deal of the Year
Silver Fern Farms share sale

New Zealand Deal of the Year
Allnex acquisition of Nuplex Industries

Last updated on the 30th November 2017