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September, 2020 - Auckland, New Zealand


Leading Law Firm Named as a Finalist in Multiple Categories at the New Zealand Law Awards 2020


MinterEllisonRuddWatts is proud to be named as a finalist for the Large Law Firm of the Year, Deal Team of the Year and Employer of Choice categories in this year’s New Zealand Law Awards, along with several finalist deal nominations.

Senior Associate Igor Drinkovic has also been nominated for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year.

Andrew Poole, the firm’s Chief Executive says: “We’re delighted to be named as a finalist in the large law firm category, and to be recognised for the value we create for our clients, and the commitment that everyone on our team brings to their work.”

“This is excellent acknowledgement and follows being named New Zealand law firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners, and more recently, New Zealand Deal Team of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards.

“This recognition underlines our firm’s position as the country’s leading trans-Tasman legal advisors.”

The firm’s award categories and deal nominations include:

- Large Law Firm of the Year
- Employer of Choice
- Deal Team of the Year
- M&A Deal of the Year – Vodafone New Zealand acquisition and the Sale of Fonterra’s Tip Top ice-cream business
- Mid-Market Deal of the Year – Sale of Cin7
- Debt Market Deal of the Year – Acquisition financing of Vodafone New Zealand

The New Zealand Law Awards celebrate excellence within the legal profession, recognising outstanding achievements advising on the country’s largest and most complex deals, commitment to delivering excellent client service, and leading legal expertise. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 12 November in Auckland.


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