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MinterEllisonRuddWatts's Overview

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is one of New Zealand's leading law firms, with offices in Auckland and Wellington. As a full-service law firm we advise our clients in a wide range of practice areas such as corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, competition and regulatory issues, finance, real estate, dispute resolution, public law, employment, and taxation.

Our lawyers work across industry sectors, specialist legal areas and offices, offering clients the benefit of their specialist expertise, industry knowledge and national support.

The firm is a member of the MinterEllison Legal Group, one of the largest full-service legal groups in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 290 partners and 900 legal staff worldwide. Through an integrated network of offices in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and the UK, our specialist lawyers support both local business and international companies with a range of services.

  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 2
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 160


Areas of Practice
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Agricultural
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Asia
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Education
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Growth companies
  • Information Technology
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Litigation
  • Major projects/PPPs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Resources
  • Privacy
  • Project Financing
  • Property Law
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Securities
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts
  • White Collar Crime



Julia Batchelor-Smith

Julia Batchelor-SmithSenior Associate

Sarah Blackmore

Sarah BlackmoreSenior Associate

Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer CampbellSenior Associate

Steve Gallaugher

Steve GallaugherSenior Associate

Marilyn Mrkusich

Marilyn MrkusichSenior Associate

Vimal Nair

Vimal NairSenior Associate

Sacha Oudyn

Sacha OudynSenior Associate

Mihai Pascariu

Mihai PascariuSenior Associate

Elizabeth Rowe

Elizabeth RoweSenior Associate

Nick Saxton

Nick SaxtonSenior Associate

Ana Simkiss

Ana SimkissSenior Associate

Oliver Skilton

Oliver SkiltonSenior Associate

Kathy Wilson

Kathy WilsonSenior Associate

Of Counsel

Wendy Blennerhassett

Wendy BlennerhassettSpecial Counsel

Philip Dreadon

Philip DreadonSpecial Counsel

Robert Falvey

Robert FalveySenior International Counsel


Tom Bevan

Tom BevanNational Business Development Director

Peter Rowe

Peter RoweSenior Corporate Counsel

Anthony Segedin

Anthony SegedinConsultant

Amanda Spratt

Amanda SprattSenior Associate

Melanie Tollemache

Melanie TollemacheSpecial Counsel

Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer WilsonSenior Associate

Odette Wilson

Odette WilsonPeople and Performance Director

Richard Blackburn

Richard BlackburnPeople and Performance Director


Dealing with Emerging Contaminants – PFOS and other PFCS
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2017

In Australia, several emerging contaminants are increasingly being detected at a range of operational sites. These contaminants are the perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) (which include the most common perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)). PFCs have rapidly been gaining regulatory and media prominence in Australia (and globally), being chemicals which are very widely used in 'fire-fighting foam' chemicals at a range of premises...

Water, Water, Everywhere: Striking a Balance Between a Booming Dairy Industry while Protecting our International Reputation as Clean and Green
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2015

The dairy industry and the natural environment are recognised as key drivers of future growth, job creation and quality of life in New Zealand.With national demand for fresh water almost doubling from 2000-2010, and a Government commitment to have 90% of electricity generation sourced from renewable sources by 2025, the pressure on and demand for quality waterways has never been greater. However, a recent report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment found that 62% of New Zealand’s lowland waterways are now officially classified as being unsuitable for swimming...

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Evolve Education Lists on the NZX and ASX
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, January 2015

Evolve Education, incorporated in May 2014, has acquired all the shares in Lollipops Educare Holdings Limited, which owns and operates 30 early childhood education (ECE) centres; all the shares in the PORSE group of companies; and has contracted to acquire a further 55 ECE centres and other related businesses. The purchase of these businesses is to be funded by the initial public offering (IPO) of $132.2 million ordinary shares in Evolve Education, and a listing on the NZX and ASX. The Minter Ellison Rudd Watts team was led by Neil Millar, Partner and Mark Stuart, Partner. The team acted for Evolve Education on both the acquisition and IPO workstreams...

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