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Promotions at Simpson Grierson

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Simpson Grierson has promoted four lawyers to senior associate.

Anastasiya Gutorova is a member of the firm’s Auckland corporate team.

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Anastasiya Gutorova. 

She was admitted in May 2012 and has BA, LLB and LLM degrees.

A specialist corporate and commercial lawyer, Anastasiya has extensive experience in M&A, equity capital markets and corporate governance.

Matthew Piper is a specialist in the Auckland employment law group.

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Matthew Piper. 

He was admitted in December 2010 after graduating BA and LLB.

Matthew’s focus areas include disciplinary and termination issues, disputes between unions and employers and restructuring and acquisitions.

Calina Tataru is a family law expert.

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Calina Tataru. 

Calina was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in September 2010.

Based in the Auckland commercial litigation team, she also specialises in lease and trust litigation, and maintains a general civil litigation practice.

Nicole Taylor is a member of the firm’s Wellington commercial litigation group.

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Nicole Taylor. 

She has BA and LLB degrees and was admitted in October 2009.

Nicole acts for local authority and corporate clients and has experience in “leaky building” litigation, securities enforcement, and commercial leasing disputes.

The firm has also promoted five team members to senior solicitor: Meghan Bolwell (Litigation) and Mike Mercer (Employment) in Wellington, Miranda Gray (Litigation) in Christchurch, and Mary Breckon (Employment) and Henry Holmes (Litigation/Family) in Auckland.