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THE NEW ZEALAND LAW AWARDS 2017 WINNERS


 

Deal Awards

MADeal

MYOB M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

Allnex acquisition of Nuplex Industries

Firms: Allen & Overy; Allens Linklaters; Bell Gully; MinterEllisonRuddWatts; Russell McVeagh

Banks: Deutsche Bank; UBS

CapitalmarketsDeal

CAPITAL MARKETS DEAL OF THE YEAR

Synlait Milk’s Capital Raising and dual listing

Firms: Baker McKenzie (Sydney); MinterEllison (Sydney); MinterEllisonRuddWatts; Russell McVeagh; Simpson Grierson

Accountants: Credit Suisse; FNZ Capital

 

MidMarketDeal

MID-MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR

Patties Foods Acquisition of Leader Foods

Firms: Hudson Gavin Martin; Russell McVeagh; SBM Legal; Webb Henderson

ConsumerMediaTechDeal

CONSUMER, MEDIA AND TECH DEAL OF THE YEAR

NBCUniversal-MediaWorks for Bravo channel launch

Firms: MinterEllisonRuddWatts; Russell McVeagh

 

InternationalDeal

INTERNATIONAL DEAL OF THE YEAR

Silver Fern Farms share sale

Firms: Harmos Horton Lusk Ltd; MinterEllisonRuddWatts; Simpson Grierson;

Accountant: Goldman Sachs & Partners

Banks: Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (Rabobank) New Zealand Branch; The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd; Westpac Banking Corporation; Westpac New Zealand Ltd

NewZealandDeal

NEW ZEALAND DEAL OF THE YEAR

Allnex acquisition of Nuplex Industries

Firms: Allen & Overy; Allens Linklaters; Bell Gully; MinterEllisonRuddWatts; Russell McVeagh

Banks: Deutsche Bank; UBS

 

In-house Awards

YoungInHouseLawyer

ANTHONY HARPER YOUNG IN-HOUSE LAWYER OF THE YEAR (UNDER 35)

Winner: Patrick Gamble, Complectus Group

Highly Commended: Jemma Stevenson, Powerco

FinancialInHouse

FINANCIAL SERVICES IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Kiwibank In-House Team

 

InHouseTeam

RUSSELL MCVEAGH IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

InHouseLaywer

MINTERELLISONRUDDWATTS IN-HOUSE LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Sasha Daniels, Senior Counsel Competition & Regulation, Spark

 

Firm Awards

RegionalSuburbanFirm

REGIONAL/SUBURBAN LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: BlackmanSpargo Rural Law Ltd

BoutiqueFirm

AUTOMIO BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Webb Henderson

 

MidSizeFirm

CROWE HORWATH MID-SIZE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Anderson Lloyd

Highly Commended: Lane Neave

LargeFirm

LARGE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Russell McVeagh

 

EmploymentLaw

EMPLOYMENT LAW SPECIALIST FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Dundas Street

LitigationSpecialist

CROWE HORWATH LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALIST LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Wilson Harle

 

IntellectualSpecialist

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SPECIALIST LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: AJ Park

PropertyConstructionSpecialist

PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Thompson Blackie Biddles

Highly Commended: AlexanderDorrington

 

InsuranceSpecialist

AIG INSURANCE SPECIALIST LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Wotton + Kearney (formerly DAC Beachcroft New Zealand)

EmployerofChoice 1-50

LEGAL PERSONNEL EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (1-50 EMPLOYEES)

Winner: Webb Henderson

 

EmployerofChoice 51-100

LEGAL PERSONNEL EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (51-100 EMPLOYEES)

Winner: Wynn Williams

EmployerofChoice 100

LEGAL PERSONNEL EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (>100 EMPLOYEES)

Winner: Russell McVeagh

 

MediatoroftheYear

RESOLUTION INSTITUTE MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Timothy McMichael

YoungPrivatePracticeLawyer

ARTEMIS EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT YOUNG PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER OF THE YEAR (UNDER 35)

Winner: Jeremy Johnson, Wynn Williams

 

DealTeamlessthan 100

NZ LAWYER DEAL TEAM OF THE YEAR (<100 employees)

Winner: Anderson Lloyd Infrastructure Team

Highly Commended: Mayne Wetherell Corporate Team

 

DealTeammorethan 100

NZ LAWYER DEAL TEAM OF THE YEAR (>100 EMPLOYEES)

Winner: Russell McVeagh Corporate Advisory Team

Highly Commended: Bell Gully Corporate Team

 

ManagingPartnerlessthan 100

CROWE HORWATH MANAGING PARTNER OF THE YEAR (<100 employees)

Winner: Jared Ormsby, Wynn Williams

 

ManagingPartner over 100

CROWE HORWATH MANAGING PARTNER OF THE YEAR (>100 EMPLOYEES)

Winner: Peter Chemis, Buddle Findlay