About us

About us
What we do

Harmos Horton Lusk is New Zealand’s premier specialist corporate law firm.

We excel in all areas of corporate law, with a core focus on complex and challenging corporate transactions and strategic advisory engagements. We are acknowledged market leaders in critical governance advice, public takeovers, private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and public and private capital raisings. Chambers & Partners confirms that "Harmos Horton Lusk has established a reputation for expertise at the high end of the market."

We are dedicated to creating outcomes. We develop innovative and industry-leading strategies that realise genuine commercial benefits for our clients and set the benchmark for best practice. We focus on solutions, not problems.

Why Harmos Horton Lusk?

Harmos Horton Lusk was founded on the belief that in corporate law, deep experience, strategic intellect and incisive thinking will always win the day. It is a focus that has served our New Zealand and international clients well in the results we consistently achieve for them.

Because corporate law is all we do, we are uniquely attuned to commercial outcomes. For us, it is not simply about the law, it is about the outcome and enduring client satisfaction. High stakes transactions can be rife with uncertainty, are incredibly demanding and call for creative and innovative solutions-oriented lawyers. We think outside the square. We have an absolute commitment to achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

Our reputation is unique. While we rank among the very top firms for transactional legal advice we do not embrace the need for size. Rather, we are a specialist firm working at the highest levels, solving our clients’ most complex and challenging problems.

Our specialist focus and commitment to client outcomes is independently recognised by legal rankings publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000, AsiaLaw Profiles and NZ Lawyer. In addition, the transactions on which we advise are regularly nominated for, or win, transaction awards, including deal of the year awards at the INFINZ Awards, IJ Global Awards, Australasian Law Awards, NZ Law Awards and Finance Asia Awards. See further information on the recent recognition of our work for our clients.

Our values

We are specialist corporate lawyers. We have an unwavering focus on our clients’ commercial objectives. We use our specialist expertise and deep legal and commercial knowledge to help our clients achieve those objectives.


We are agile and dynamic. We provide our clients with the intensity, judgment and wisdom needed to meet the uncertainty, challenges and demands of high stakes transactions and modern business.


We are innovators. We are creative. We think ‘outside the box’ to develop meaningful commercial solutions for our clients.

Harmos Horton Lusk has established a reputation for expertise at the high end of the market.

- Chambers & Partners