New Zealand Law Society - Legal 500 Asia Pacific NZ 2018 lawyer rankings released

Legal 500 Asia Pacific NZ 2018 lawyer rankings released

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The Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings for 2018 have been released, with New Zealand lawyers ranked in 14 different categories of legal practice. Published by London-based Leaglease Ltd, the Guide has appeared annually for 29 years. It is put together from extensive research, which uses referee reports.

The Guide ranks law firms in a number of bands for each of the categorise. It also lists individual New Zealand lawyers who it deems to be "Leading individuals" or "Next Generation Lawyers). The lawyers who are listed in these categories are as follows:

Banking and Finance
Name Firm Name Firm
Cathryn Barber Chapman Tripp Kate Lane MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Deemple Budhia Russell McVeagh Guy Lethbridge Russell McVeagh
Geoff Busch Anderson Lloyd David McPherson Bell Gully
Katie Carson DLA Piper New Zealand Mei Nah Mayne Wetherell
David Craig Bell Gully Peter Owles Buddle Findlay
Tom Fall MinterEllisonRuddWatts Ross Pennington Chapman Tripp
Paul Farrugia Buddle Findlay Mark Reese Chapman Tripp
Grant Goldsmith Anthony Harper John-Paul Rice Russell McVeagh
Andrew Harkness Simpson Grierson Will Tipping Mayne Wetherell
Murray King Bell Gully Dave Wetherell Mayne Wetherell
Next Generation Lawyers      
Jeff Baker DLA Piper New Zealand Luke Ford Chapman Tripp
Pip Breitmeyer Anthony Harper Michael Thompson DLA Piper New Zealand
Daniel Collins MinterEllisonRuddWatts Dominic Toomey Simpson Grierson
Competition Law
Name Firm Name Firm
Neil Anderson Chapman Tripp Sarah Keene Russell McVeagh
Anne Callinan Simpson Grierson Susie Kitty Buddle Findlay
James Craig Simpson Grierson Simon Ladd Bell Gully
Torrin Crowther Bell Gully Ross Patterson MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Grant David Chapman Tripp Troy Pilkington Russell McVeagh
Tony Dellow Buddle Findlay Matt Sumpter Chapman Tripp
Ian Denton Wilson Harle Mark Williamson DLA Piper New Zealand
Next Generation Lawyers      
Lucy Cooper Chapman Tripp Kristel McMeekin MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Colin Fife Chapman Tripp Glenn Shewan Bell Gully
Corporate and M&A
Name Firm Name Firm
Anna Buchly Bell Gully Cathy Quinn MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Grant Dunn Buddle Findlay Silvana Schenone MinterEllisonRuddWatts
James Gibson Bell Gully Nathanael Starrenburg Harmos Horton Lusk Ltd
Brynn Gilbertson Bell Gully John Strowger Chapman Tripp
Pip Greenwood Russell McVeagh Mark Stuart MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Andrew Harmos Harmos Horton Lusk Ltd Rachel Taylor DLA Piper New Zealand
James Hawes Simpson Grierson Tim Tubman Chapman Tripp
David Hoare Russell McVeagh Simon Vodanovich Buddle Findlay
Kevin Jaffe Simpson Grierson Roger Wallis Chapman Tripp
Dan Jones Russell McVeagh Martin Wiseman DLA Piper New Zealand
Michael Pollard Simpson Grierson Daniel Wong Flacks & Wong
Graeme Quigley Webb Henderson    
Next Generation Lawyers      
Megan Compton Anthony Harper Hayden Smith DLA Piper New Zealand
Kerri Dewe Lowndes Benjamin Sutton Buddle Findlay
Nick Kovacevich Wynn Williams Julika Wahlmann Hesketh Henry
Bede Maher Anderson Lloyd    
Dispute Resolution
Name Firm Name Firm
Sarah Armstrong Russell McVeagh Daniel Kalderimis Chapman Tripp
Jania Baigent Simpson Grierson Zane Kennedy MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Chris Browne Wilson Harle Simon Ladd Bell Gully
Andrew Butler Russell McVeagh John McKay Chapman Tripp
Allison Ferguson Wilson Harle Laura O'Gorman Buddle Findlay
Ian Gault Bell Gully Davey Salmon LeeSalmonLong
Graeme Hill Buddle Findlay John Shackleton Simpson Griersno
Jeremy Johnson Wynn Williams Jenny Stevens Bell Gully
Next Generation Lawyers      
Alexander Ho Gilbert Walker Lisa Taylor Anthony Harper
Rebecca Rose Bell Gully Jesse Wilson Bell Gully
Name Firm Name Firm
Ian Denton Wilson Harle John Knight Chapman Tripp
Philippa Fee Fee Langstone Caroline Laband DLA Piper New Zealand
Matthew Francis Wotton + Kearney Simon Ladd Bell Gully
David Friar Bell Gully Craig Langstone Fee Langstone
Garth Gallaway Chapman Tripp Peter Leman DLA Piper New Zealand
Crossley Gates DLA Piper New Zealand Michael Robertson Robertsons
Antony Holden Wotton + Kearney Martin Smith Gilbert Walker
Next Generation Lawyers      
Hugh King Wotton + Kearney Virginia Wethey Fee Langstone
Andrew Moore Wotton + Kearney    
Intellectual Property
Name Firm Name Firm
Anton Blijlevens AJ Park Sue Ironside Baldwins
Damian Broadley AJ Park Wes Jones Baldwins
Ian Finch James & Wells Michael Moyes Anthony Harper
Mark Gavin Hudson Gavin Martin Alan Ringwood Bell Gully
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 MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Next Generation Lawyers      
Sarah Chapman Simpson Grierson Jullion Nelson Parker Anthony Harper
Sooyun Lee Bell Gully Hamish Selby Buddle Findlay
Investment Funds
Name Firm Name Firm
Tracey Cross DLA Piper New Zealand Rachel Paris Bell Gully
Catriona Grover Kensington Swan Rachel Taylor DLA Piper New Zealand
David Ireland Kensington Swan Tim Williams Chapman Tripp
Lloyd Kavanagh MinterEllisonRuddWatts Haydn Wong Bell Gully
Alasdair McBeth DLA Piper New Zealand Mike Woodbury Chapman Tripp
Jeremy Muir MinterEllisonRuddWatts    
Next Generation Lawyers      
Tom Barnes DLA Piper New Zealand Andrew Suggate MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Emma Dale Chapman Tripp Geoff Ward-Marshall DLA Piper New Zealand
Phoebe Gibbons Chapman Tripp    
Labour and Employment
Name Firm Name Firm
Kathryn Beck SBM Legal Stphen Langton LangtonHudstonButcher
Andrew Caisley Kiely Thompson Caisley Don Mackinnon SBM Legal
Peter Chemis Buddle Findlay Jennifer Mills Anthony Harper
Tim Clarke Bell Gully Phillipa Muir Simpson Grierson
Sherridan Cook Buddle Findlay Megan Richards MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Kylie Dunn Russell McVeagh Laura Scampion DLA Piper New Zealand
David France Kiely Thompson Caisley Gillian Service MinterEllisonRuddWatts
John Hannan DLA Piper New Zealand Penny Swarbrick SBM Legal
Susan Hornsby-Geluk Dundas Street Rob Towner Bell Gully
Peter Kiely Kiely Thompson Caisley    
Next Generation Lawyers      
Chris Baldock MinterEllisonRuddWatts Mere King Buddle Findlay
Rachel Burt Kensington Swan Matthew McGoldrick SBM Legal
Ethelred Chey Anthony Harper Tim Oldfield SBM Legal
Liz Coats Bell Gully Rebecca Rendle Simpson Grierson
Projects and Resource Management (including Environment)
Name Firm Name Firm
Jo Appleyard Chapman Tripp Hugh Kettle Bell Gully
Alison Arthur-Young Russell McVeagh Bill Loutit Simpson Grierson
Andrew Beatson Bell Gully Paul Majurey Atkins Holm Majurey
Paul Beverley Buddle Findlay Peter Owles Buddle Findlay
Bronwyn Carruthers Russell McVeagh Sarah Sinclair MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Brian Clayton Chapman Tripp Dave Trueman Simpson Grierson
Rachel Devine MinterEllisonRuddWatts Simon Watt Bell Gully
Chris Gordon Bell Gully Michael Weatherall Simpson Grierson
Next Generation Lawyers      
Natasha Garvan Bell Gully Michelle Mehlhopt Wynn Williams
Claire Harmsworth Bell Gully Kirstie Wyss Wynn Williams
Leigh Kissick Bell Gully    
Real estate and construction
Name Firm Name Firm
Tim Barclay Anthony Harper John Meads Kensington Swan
James Blackie Thompson Blackie Biddles Andrew Monteith MinterEllisonRuddWatts
David Butler Russell McVeagh Mark Nicholson Chapman Tripp
Matthew Carroll Chapman Tripp Alan Paterson Anderson Lloyd
David Chisnall Bell Gully Andrew Peterson Bell Gully
Ed Crook Russell McVeagh Ross Pickmere MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Debra Dorrington AlexanderDorrington Ltd Stephen Price MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Edward Dunphy Anthony Harper Sarah Sinclair MinterEllisonRuddWatts
David Gilbert MinterEllisonRuddWatts 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 Mark Williamson DLA Piper New Zealand
Justin March DLA Piper New Zealand Michael Wood Simpson Grierson
Next Generation Lawyers      
Hamish Bolland Chapman Tripp Mark Orman Anthony Harper
Helen Brown Kensington Swan Lisa Taylor Anthony Harper
Tim Bunker Anthony Harper Nick Wilson Simpson Grierson
Restructuring and Insolvency
Name Firm Name Firm
Scott Abel Buddle Findlay Michael Langdon MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Michael Arthur Chapman Tripp David McPherson Bell Gully
Scott Barker Buddle Findlay David Perry Buddle Findlay
Sean Golin MinterEllisonRuddWatts Michael Robinson Simpson Grierson
Michael Harper Chapman Tripp Mark Sandelin MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Dan Hughes Anthony Harper Crispin Vinnell Anthony Harper
Matthew Kersey Russell McVeagh Mike Whale Lowndes
Next Generation Lawyers      
Chloe Joliffe Anthony Harper Lynne Van Anthony Harper
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Name Firm Name Firm
Mei Fern Johnson Russell McVeagh Dean Oppenhuis Bell Gully
Tom Maasland MinterEllisonRuddWatts Jane Parker MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Simon Martin Hudson Gavin Martin Ross Patterson MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Bruce McClintock Chapman Tripp Amy Ryburn Buddle Findlay
Michael Moyes Anthony Harper Philip Wood Buddle Findlay
Karen Ngan Simpson Grierson Allan Yeoman Buddle Findlay
Next Generation Lawyers      
Anchali Anandanayagam Hudson Gavin Martin Dominic Rowe Russell McVeagh
Kate Cruickshank MinterEllisonRuddWatts Tim Sherman Chapman Tripp
Peter Fernando Kensington Swan Damien Steel-Baker Buddle Findlay
Keri Johansson Buddle Findlay    
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 MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Stuart Hutchinson Simpson Grierson Willy Sussman Bell Gully
Mathew McKay Bell Gully Fred Ward Russell McVeagh
Graeme Olding Chapman Tripp Tony Wilkinson Buddle Findlay
Next Generation Lawyers      
Nick Bland Simpson Grierson Campbell Pentney Bell Gully
Transport (Rail, Road, Air and Sea)
Name Firm Name Firm
Chris Dann Anthony Harper Alan Sherlock Hesketh Henry
John Knight Chapman Tripp Michael Weatherall Simpson Grierson
Michael McCarthy Lowndes    
Next Generation Lawyers      
Kerryn Webster Wilson Harle