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Organizer Key Media
Submission deadline 24 Jun 2022 5:00pm NZST (in 5 months)
In your time zone: Jun 24 1am EDT
Date Awarded 10 Nov 2022 5:00pm NZDT (in 10 months)
In your time zone: Nov 9 11pm EST
Region APAC
Details

The annual New Zealand Law Awards, now in its 17th year, has been recognised as the leading independent awards event in the legal profession. Across an array of categories, the awards showcase the leading law firms, in-house teams, individuals and dealmakers that raised the bar over the past year.

Award Categories

Deal Awards
• Debt Market Deal Of The Year
• Equity Market Deal Of The Year
• Project Finance Deal Of The Year
• M&A Deal Of The Year
• Insolvency And Restructuring Deal Of The Year
• Mid-market Deal Of The Year

In-house Awards
• James & Wells Young In-house Lawyer Of The Year (35 Or Under)
• Lane Neave In-house Lawyer Of The Year
• Financial Services In-house Team Of The Year
• Russell Mcveagh In-house Team Of The Year

Firm Awards
• Employment Law Specialist Firm Of The Year
• Litigation & Dispute Resolution Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• Property & Construction Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• Insurance Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• Boutique Law Firm Of The Year
• Artemis Executive Recruitment Employer Of Choice (<50 Lawyers)
• Artemis Executive Recruitment Employer Of Choice (51-100 Lawyers)
• Artemis Executive Recruitment Employer Of Choice (>100 Lawyers)
• Resolution Institute Mediator Of The Year
• Young Private Practice Lawyer Of The Year (35 Or Under)
• Managing Partner Of The Year (≤100 Lawyers)
• Managing Partner Of The Year (>100 Lawyers)
• Regional/suburban Law Firm Of The Year
• Mid-size Law Firm Of The Year
• Large Law Firm Of The Year

Profession Awards
• Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Of The Year

Past winners

2021 Winners

Deal Awards

Debt Market Deal Of The Year
• Mercury NZ Finance $200 million seven-year green bond offer

Equity Market Deal Of The Year
• Auckland International Airport NZ$1.2bn capital raise

Project Finance Deal Of The Year
• Cardrona Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant NZ $16.5m project financing

M&A Deal Of The Year
• Metlifecare NZ$1.3bn sale to Asia Pacific Villages Group

Insolvency And Restructuring Deal Of The Year
• Liquidation of Pacific Aerospace assets

Mid-market Deal Of The Year
• Centuria Capital Group NZ$175m takeover of Augusta Capital

In-house Awards

James & Wells Young In-house Lawyer Of The Year (35 Or Under)
• Courtney Dick, Rocket Lab

Lane Neave In-house Lawyer Of The Year
• Natalie Bryant, Sharesies

Financial Services In-house Team Of The Year
• Westpac NZ Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Services and Legal team (RACLS)

Russell Mcveagh In-house Team Of The Year
• Air New Zealand Legal Team

Firm Awards

Employment Law Specialist Firm Of The Year
• Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• Gilbert Walker

Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• AJ Park

Property & Construction Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• Thompson Blackie Biddles

Insurance Specialist Law Firm Of The Year
• Wotton + Kearney

Boutique Law Firm Of The Year
• Webb Henderson

Artemis Executive Recruitment Employer Of Choice (<50 Lawyers)
• Norris Ward McKinnon

Artemis Executive Recruitment Employer Of Choice (51-100 Lawyers)
• Tompkins Wake

Artemis Executive Recruitment Employer Of Choice (>100 Lawyers)
• MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Resolution Institute Mediator Of The Year
• Wi Pere Mita, Laidlaw Consultants & Tūhono Collective

Young Private Practice Lawyer Of The Year (35 Or Under)
• Nick Valentine, DLA Piper

Managing Partner Of The Year (≤100 Lawyers)
• Sam Hood, Norris Ward McKinnon, Hamilton

Managing Partner Of The Year (>100 Lawyers)
• Richard Greenaway, Anderson Lloyd

Regional/Suburban Law Firm Of The Year
• Norris Ward McKinnon

Mid-size Law Firm Of The Year
• Tompkins Wake

Large Law Firm Of The Year
• Chapman Tripp

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Of The Year
• Simpson Grierson