About us

About us
Recent Recognition

We are consistently recognised by external rankings publications and awards as the premier specialist corporate lawyers in New Zealand. While we measure our success by helping our clients, not by external awards and recognition, the external recognition we receive reinforces the value of the results we achieve for our clients.

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2022: Ranked for Corporate/Commercial. Directors Andrew Harmos, Nathanael Starrenburg and Tim Mitchelson, and Special Counsel Greg Horton each received individual rankings.
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 2022: Ranked for Corporate and M&A. Director Andrew Harmos in the Hall of Fame and Director Nathanael Starrenburg individually ranked as a Leading Lawyer.
  • IFLR1,000 2021: Ranked for M&A and Capital Markets. Directors Andrew Harmos and Nathanael Starrenburg and Special Counsel Greg Horton and Paul Oldfield, each individually ranked as Leading Lawyers.
  • Transaction Awards and Nominations: Over the last eight years, we have been nominated for, or won, 25 transaction awards (including M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Markets Deal of the Year, International Deal of the Year and Mid-market Deal of the Year) at the New Zealand Law Awards. At the most recent awards, held in late 2021, we were the category winner in Mid-market Deal of the Year, received an excellence award for another transaction in the Mid-market Deal of the Year category and received an excellence award for a transaction in the Equity Market Deal of the Year category.  
  • Firm Awards and Nominations: At the New Zealand Law Awards, we have been nominated for, or won, Deal Team of the Year four times and we have been nominated for, or won, Mid-size Law Firm of the year four times. In addition, we have been nominated for NZ Deal Firm of the Year at the 2018 and 2017 Australasian Law Awards.
  • Employer Awards: Ranked as an Employer of Choice by NZ Lawyer in 2020 and we were a finalist for the Employer of Choice award at the 2018 New Zealand Law Awards.