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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



Hannah Andrews

Hannah AndrewsSenior Associate

Chris Baldock

Chris BaldockSenior Associate

Julia Batchelor-Smith

Julia Batchelor-SmithSenior Associate

Sarah Blackmore

Sarah BlackmoreSenior Associate

Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer CampbellSenior Associate

Alissa Cantrell

Alissa CantrellSenior Associate

Jo Carrick Anderson

Jo Carrick AndersonSenior Associate

Daniel Collins

Daniel CollinsSenior Associate

Riaia Donald

Riaia DonaldSenior Associate

James Dow

James DowSenior Associate

Igor Drinkovic

Igor DrinkovicSenior Associate

Sonya Forbes

Sonya ForbesSenior Associate

Sam Gunson

Sam GunsonSenior Associate

Jennifer Hambleton

Jennifer HambletonSenior Associate

June Hardacre

June HardacreSenior Associate

Paige Howard Smith

Paige Howard SmithSenior Associate

Kate Jenkison

Kate JenkisonSenior Associate

Marie Kissick

Marie KissickSenior Associate

Katrine Kofoed

Katrine KofoedSenior Associate

Mary Lane

Mary LaneSenior Associate

Kristel McMeekin

Kristel McMeekinSenior Associate

Andrea Moore

Andrea MooreSenior Associate

John Morrison

John MorrisonSenior Associate

Marilyn Mrkusich

Marilyn MrkusichSenior Associate

Vimal Nair

Vimal NairSenior Associate

Mihai Pascariu

Mihai PascariuSenior Associate

Liz Rowe

Liz RoweSenior Associate

Ana Simkiss

Ana SimkissSenior Associate

Oliver Skilton

Oliver SkiltonSenior Associate

Jane Standage

Jane StandageSenior Associate

Iain Stephenson

Iain StephensonSenior Associate

Andrew Suggate

Andrew SuggateSenior Associate

Michael Thompson

Michael ThompsonSenior Associate

Travis Tomlinson

Travis TomlinsonSenior Associate

Matt Toulmin

Matt ToulminSenior Associate

Sara Wheeler

Sara WheelerSocial Associate

Tanya Wood

Tanya WoodSenior Associate

Of Counsel

Wendy Blennerhassett

Wendy BlennerhassettSpecial Counsel

Philip Dreadon

Philip DreadonSpecial Counsel

Robert Falvey

Robert FalveySenior International Counsel

Benjamin Jacobs

Benjamin JacobsSpecial Counsel

Shane Johnstone

Shane JohnstoneSpecial Counsel

Thomas Kelly

Thomas KellySpecial Counsel

Sacha Oudyn

Sacha OudynSpecial Counsel



Governance and the Rise of the Activist Shareholder
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2017

As the tide of shareholder activism rises around the world, MinterEllisonRuddWatts discussed the trend and implications for New Zealand business at its annual Corporate Governance Symposium for directors and executives last night.

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MEttle Issue Eight
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2017

Strategy is an often over-used word, but we stand at a point in New Zealand's history when it has never been more necessary. In this issue of MEttle we ask leaders of our political, economic, educational and environmental institutions, including Prime Minister Bill English and Sir Ralph Norris, about their strategies. We ask them where we should be heading as a country, whether we are making the right decisions now for tomorrow and where we need to invest for the benefit of our shared future...

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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