New Zealand Law Society - Three partners for MERW from January 2018

Three partners for MERW from January 2018

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MinterEllisonRuddWatts has appointed three new partners, effective from 1 January 2018, subject to satisfying Law Society requirements for practising on own account.

John Conlan began with the firm as a law clerk and intially advised in the banking and financial services team before working at Herbert Smith in London.

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Oliver Skilton, Jane Standage and John Conlan. 

Since his return to the firm he has advised on many projects as a corporate lawyer. John also worked in an acting General Counsel and Company Secretary role during a 14-month secondment to Z Energy. His expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, structured finance and commercial contracting.

Jane Standage began working as a Judge's Clerk at the Court of Appeal and then practised as junior to a Queen's Counsel. She completed an LLM at New York University and also worked at Allen & Overy in London and another firm in New Zealand.

Jane joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts in January 2017 and has extensive experience in banking and financial services litigation, class actions disputes, complex contractual disputes and professional negligence claims.

Oliver Skilton graduated from Auckland University and worked in the litigation and dispute team at another firm. He has worked at Clayton Utz in Sydney and Clyde & Co in London. He returned to work at MinterEllisonRuddWatts in commercial litigation.

Oliver's work spans regulatory investigations, contractual, shareholder and intellectual property disputes and consumer-related issues.

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