About us

Strategic, commercial, decisive

As New Zealand’s leading full-service law firm, we have quite a reputation to live up to; it keeps us on our toes and motivates us to seek out ways to do things better and smarter. With constant change as the new norm, we help our clients to adapt and thrive by equipping them to respond to unpredictable market conditions, to navigate regulatory changes and to maximise the opportunities that emerging technologies bring.

Our approach to working with our clients is strategic, commercial and decisive. Listening to them and understanding their businesses allows us to deliver solutions-focused, sector-specific advice on corporate and commercial, property, construction, finance, tax, dispute resolution, environmental and government relations issues.

Our 60 partners and a legal team of more than 200 staff in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, work on the largest, most complex and high-value transactions, projects and disputes in New Zealand. We play a key role in mergers and acquisitions, disposals, takeovers, financings, insolvencies, restructurings, banking, procurement processes, large scale infrastructure and PPP projects and dispute resolution proceedings.

Our clients increasingly need an integrated, cross-border service. We leverage the experience of our lawyers who have worked all over the world and our close links with the world’s best international law firms, to deliver seamless advice and local expertise.

If you’d like to talk to us about how we could help, please call
+64 9 357 9000.

Our values

Our culture is based on five core values:

    1. Respecting people: We value individuality and diversity, embrace the role we play in our wider community and make what we do enjoyable for the people involved.
    2. Integrity: We are open, honest, ethical and trustworthy – willing to be accountable and courageous.
    3. Collaborative: We work with each other and our clients as an inclusive team to achieve shared goals. We respect the ideas and opinions of others and freely express our own.
    4. Astute: We listen and think before we speak or act. We provide clear and commercial views that demonstrate excellent judgement and intelligent thought.
    5. Dynamic: We engage with energy, focus and flair. We are innovative and respond positively to change.