New Zealand Law Society - Legal 500 Asia Pacific NZ 2017 lawyer rankings released

Legal 500 Asia Pacific NZ 2017 lawyer rankings released

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The Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings for 2017 have been released, with New Zealand lawyers ranked in 10 different categories of legal practice. Published by London-based Legalease Ltd, the Guide has appeared annually for 28 years. It is put together from extensive research, which uses referee reports.

New Zealand lawyers who are listed in the 2017 guide as either "Leading Individuals" or "Next Generation Lawyers" are as follows:

Banking and Finance

Name Firm Name Firm
Cathryn Barber Chapman Tripp Kate Lane Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Deemple Budhia Russell McVeagh Guy Lethbridge Russell McVeagh
Geoff Busch Anderson Lloyd David McPherson Bell Gully
David Craig Bell Gully Peter Owles Buddle Findlay
Tom Fail Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Ross Pennington Chapman Tripp
Paul Farrugia Buddle Findlay Mark Reese Chapman Tripp
Grant Goldsmith Anthony Harper Will Tipping Mayne Wetherell
Andrew Harkness Simpson Grierson Dave Wetherell Mayne Wetherell
Murray King Bell Gully    
Next Generation Lawyers
Alan Lester Chapman Tripp Cameron Peachey Mayne Wetherell
Liz Lim Bell Gully Michael Thompson Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Corporate and M&A

Name Firm Name Firm
Grant Dunn Buddle Findlay Cathy Quinn Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
James Gibson Bell Gully Graeme Quigley Russell McVeagh
Brynn Gilbertson Bell Gully Nathanael Starrenburg Harmos Horton Lusk Ltd
Pip Greenwood Russell McVeagh John Strowger Chapman Tripp
Andrew Harmos Harmos Horton Lusk Ltd Mark Stuart Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Peter Hinton Simpson Grierson Rachel Taylor DLA Piper New Zealand
David Hoare Russell McVeagh Tim Tubman Chapman Tripp
Gavin Macdonald Bell Gully Roger Wallis Chapman Tripp
Michael Pollard Simpson Grierson Martin Wiseman DLA Piper New Zealand
Next Generation Lawyers
Megan Compton Anthony Harper Joshua Pringle Chapman Tripp
Nick Kovacevich Wynn Williams    

Dispute Resolution

Name Firm Name Firm
William Akel Simpson Grierson Ian Gault Bell Gully
Sarah Armstrong Russell McVeagh Graeme Hall Buddle Findlay
Jania Baigent Simpson Grierson Daniel Kalderimis Chapman Tripp
Chris Browne Wilson Harle Zane Kennedy Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
David Cooper Bell Gully John McKay Chapman Tripp
Allison Ferguson Wilson Harle Laura O'Gorman Buddle Findlay
Sally Fitzgerald Russell McVeagh Murray Tingey Bell Gully
Next Generation Lawyers
Sarah Fairbrother Simpson Grierson Lisa Taylor Anthony Harper
Rebecca Rose Bell Gully    


Name Firm Name Firm
Kathryn Beck SBM Legal Peter Kiely Kiely Thompson Caisley
Andrew Caisley Kiely Thompson Caisley Stephen Langton LangtonHudsonButcher, Lawyers
Peter Chemis Buddle Findlay Don Mackinnon SBM Legal
Tim Clarke Bell Gully Jennifer Mills Anthony Harper
Sherridan Cook Buddle Findlay Phillipa Muir Simpson Grierson
John Hannan DLA Piper New Zealand Penny Swarbrick SBM Legal
Susan Hornsby-Geluk Dundas Street Rob Towner Bell Gully
Next Generation Lawyers
Rachel Burt Kensington Swan Emma Warden Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Liz Coats Bell Gully Ros Webby Dundas Street
Chloe Luscombe Dundas Street Marie Wisker Chapman Tripp
Matthew McGoldrick SBM Legal    


Name Firm Name Firm
Ian Denton Wilson Harle John Knight Chapman Tripp
David Friar Bell Gully Simon Ladd Bell Gully
Garth Gallaway Chapman Tripp Peter Leman DLA Piper New Zealand
Crossley Gates DLA Piper New Zealand Grant MacDonald DLA Piper New Zealand
Antony Holden DAC Beachcroft New Zealand Martin Smith Gilbert Walker
Richard Johnstone Wynn Williams    
Next Generation Lawyers
Neil Beadle DLA Piper New Zealand Helen Macfarlane Hesketh Henry
Toby Gee Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Andrew Moore DAC Beachcroft New Zealand
Hugh King DAC Beachcroft New Zealand    

Intellectual Property

Name Firm Name Firm
Ian Finch James & Wells Wes Jones Baldwins
Mark Gavin Hudson Gavin Martin Michael Moyes Anthony Harper
John Glengarry Buddle Findlay Jason Rudkin-Binks Hudson Gavin Martin
Earl Gray Simpson Grierson Matt Sumpter Chapman Tripp
John Hackett AJ Park Richard Watts Simpson Grierson
Mark Hargreaves AJ Park Christopher Young Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Sue Ironside Baldwins    
Next Generation Lawyers
Sarah Chapman Simpson Grierson Hamish Selby Buddle Findlay
Sooyun Lee Bell Gully Tracey Walker Simpson Grierson

Projects and Resource Management (including Environment)

Name Firm Name Firm
Jo Appleyard Chapman Tripp Paul Majurey Atkins Holm Majurey
Andrew Beatson Bell Gully Bal Matheson Russell McVeagh
Paul Beverley Buddle Findlay Karen Price Chancery Green
Bronwyn Carruthers Russell McVeagh Sarah Sinclair Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Rachel Devine Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Dave Trueman Simpson Grierson
Chris Gordon Bell Gully Simon Watt Bell Gully
Hugh Kettle Bell Gully Michael Wetherall Simpson Grierson
Bill Loutit Simpson Grierson    
Next Generation Lawyers
Cedric Carranceja Buddle Findlay Claire Harmsworth Bell Gully
Natasha Garvan Bell Gully Leigh Kissick Bell Gully

Real Estate and Construction

Name Firm Name Firm
Tim Barclay Anthony Harper Justin March DLA Piper New Zealand
James Blackie Thompson Blackie Biddles John Meads Kensington Swan
David Butler Russell McVeagh Andrew Monteith Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Matthew Carroll Chapman Tripp Mark Nicholson Chapman Tripp
David Chisnall Bell Gully Alan Paterson Russell McVeagh
Ed Crook Russell McVeagh Andrew Peterson Bell Gully
Debra Dorrington AlexanderDorrington Lawyers Ross Pickmere Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Edward Dunphy Anthony Harper Greg Thompson Thompson Blackie Biddles
Jane Holland Bell Gully Greg Towers Simpson Grierson
Daniel Kelleher Buddle Findlay Michael Weatherall Simpson Grierson
Dominic Lundon Buddle Findlay Michael Wood Simpson Grierson
Next Generation Lawyers
Karl Anderson Bell Gully Mark Orman Anthony Harper
Hamish Bolland Chapman Tripp Genevieve Simmers Buddle Findlay
Helen Brown Kensington Swan Nick Wilson Simpson Grierson
Tim Bunker Anthony Harper    

Restructuring and Insolvency

Name Firm Name Firm
Scott Abel Buddle Findlay David Perry Buddle Findlay
Michael Arthur Chapman Tripp Michael Robinson Simpson Grierson
Sean Gollin Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Mark Sandelin Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Michael Harper Chapman Tripp Murray Tingey Bell Gully
Matthew Kersey Russell McVeagh Crispin Vinnell Anthony Harper
Michael Langdon Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Michael Whale Lowndes
David McPherson Bell Gully    
Next Generation Lawyers
Tim Fitzgerald Bell Gully Mihai Piscariu Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
James McMillan Chapman Tripp    


Name Firm Name Firm
Brendan Brown Russell McVeagh David Patterson Chapman Tripp
Shaun Connolly Russell McVeagh Neil Russ Buddle Findlay
Barney Cumberland Simpson Grierson Andrew Ryan Minter Ellison Russ Watts
Stuart Hutchinson Simpson Grierson Willy Sussman Bell Gully
Mathew McKay Bell Gully Fred Ward Russell McVeagh
Graeme Olding Chapman Tripp    
Next Generation Lawyers
Graham Murray Bell Gully Sacha Oudyn Minter Ellison Russ Watts
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