RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

Lowndes and its lawyers have consistently been recognised as leading lawyers in the pre-eminent international legal directories.

2018

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ASIALAW PROFILES

“We very much trust and respect Paul Hartland from Lowndes,” says a client, “The other lawyers, especially Mark Lowndes, are strong in the Intellectual Property field and communicate in plain English and give commercial advice to achieve outcomes.”

Lowndes has a track record in advising on maritime and aviation issues. “It provides seamless service to clients and is in tune with client needs. The team provides quality input and practical advice on our complex shipping litigation.”

  • Mark Lowndes, Market-leading lawyer for Corporate/ M&A
  • Mike Whale, Leading lawyer for Corporate/ M&A and Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Michael McCarthy, Leading lawyer for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation
  • Ranked “Recommended” for Corporate/ M&A practice
  • Ranked “Recommended” for Dispute Resolution
  • Ranked “Notable law firm” for Intellectual Property practice
  • Ranked “Recommended” for IT, Telco & Media practice
  • Ranked “Recommended” for Restructuring & Insolvency practice
  • Ranked “Outstanding” for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation practice
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CHAMBERS

Mark Lowndes of Lowndes garners praise from clients for “accuracy, looking at the bigger picture, understanding the business and tailoring his work to what you need.” He is a respected figure in the corporate/commercial space, with noteworthy expertise in M&A, capital markets and international investment.

Mike Whale has over 30 years of experience in the insolvency space, and is described as an “intelligent and experienced leader in the field.”

  • Restructuring & Insolvency practice ranked band 3
  • Corporate & Commercial practice as other noted firm
  • Mark Lowndes ranked as a leading Corporate & Commercial lawyer
  • Mike Whale ranked in Band 1 of leading Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers
  • Michael McCarthy ranked in Band 1 of leading Shipping Lawyers
  • Jennifer Tunna recognised for Restructuring & Insolvency
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  • Banking & Finance practice ranked in Band 3
  • M&A practice ranked Other Notable
  • Restructuring & Insolvency practice ranked in Band 3
  • Michael Anderson as Highly Regarded for Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Mike Whale recognised as Highly Regarded for Restructuring & Insolvency
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LEGAL 500

Lowndes is known for “immediate response times and clear, comprehensive answers.”

Jacque Lethbridge is “hardworking and determined – she fights hard for her clients.”

  • Banking & Finance practice ranked Band 3
  • Corporate and M&A practice ranked Band 3
  • Dispute Resolution practice ranked Band 3
  • Intellectual Property practice ranked Band 3
  • Restructuring and Insolvency practice ranked Band 3
  • TMT practice ranked Band 3
  • Transport (rail, road, air and sea) practice ranked Band 2
  • Mike Whale ranked Leading Individual in Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Michael McCarthy ranked Leading Individual in Transport (rail, road, air and sea)
  • Kerri Dewe ranked Next Generation Lawyer in Corporate and M&A

2017

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ASIALAW PROFILES

“Michael McCarthy has good industry knowledge and understands the strengths and weaknesses of the business,” says a client.

  • Mark Lowndes, Market-leading lawyer for Corporate/ M&A
  • Mike Whale, Leading lawyer for Corporate/ M&A and Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Michael McCarthy, Leading lawyer for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation
  • Ranked “Recommended” for Construction & Real Estate practice
  • Ranked “Recommended” for Corporate/ M&A practice
  • Ranked “Recommended” for Intellectual Property practice
  • Ranked “Recommended” for IT, Telco & Media practice
  • Ranked “Recommended” for Restructuring & Insolvency practice
  • Ranked “Outstanding” for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation practice
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CHAMBERS

The firm has a strong reputation and has a “good profile and actively participates in the market.”

Mike Whale “without question a top insolvency lawyer.”

  • Restructuring & Insolvency practice ranked band 3
  • Corporate & Commercial practice as other noted firm
  • Mark Lowndes ranked as a leading Corporate & Commercial lawyer
  • Mike Whale ranked in Band 1 of leading Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers
  • Michael McCarthy ranked in Band 1 of leading Shipping Lawyers
  • Jennifer Tunna recognised for Restructuring & Insolvency
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“I have a long standing professional relationship with Paul developed over many years. He is my go-to person for legal advice on many company related matters.” (Paul Hartland)

  • Banking & Finance practice ranked in Band 3
  • M&A practice ranked Other Notable
  • Restructuring & Insolvency practice ranked in Band 3
  • Michael Anderson as Leading Lawyer for Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Mike Whale recognised as Leading Lawyer for Restructuring & Insolvency
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LEGAL 500

Lowndes provides “an exceptional level of service from an extremely competent.”

Mark Lowndes demonstrates “trust, honesty, integrity, accountability and a good sense of humour.”

  • Banking & Finance practice ranked Band 3
  • Ranked Band 4 for Corporate M&A
  • Dispute Resolution practice ranked Band 3
  • Intellectual Property practice ranked Band 3
  • Ranked ‘Recommended’ for Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring and Insolvency practice ranked Band 3
  • Mike Whale ranked Leading Individual in Restructuring and Insolvency

2016

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NZ LAW AWARD

Lowndes has been selected as finalists for this year’s New Zealand Law Awards for the following categories:

  • Deal Team of the Year (less than 100 Employees)
  • Mid-size Law Firm of the Year
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ASIALAW PROFILES

Lowndes congratulates the following Lowndes partners for recognition in this year’s AsiaLaw Directory.

  • Mark Lowndes, Market-leading lawyer for M&A
  • Mike Whale, Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A and Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Michael McCarthy, Leading lawyer for Dispute Resolution & Litigation
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CHAMBERS

“It is a strong team.” (Restructuring/insolvency)

  • Restructuring practice recognised
  • Shipping practice ranked in top band
  • Mark Lowndes ranked as a leading Corporate & Commercial lawyer
  • Mike Whale ranked in Band 1 of leading Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers
  • Michael McCarthy ranked in Band 1 of leading Shipping Lawyers
  • Jennifer Tunna recognised for Restructuring & Insolvency
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IFLR1000

“Lowndes provides a very efficient service. Its advice is very practical and provides clear recommendation on the ways to resolve matters,” (Banking & Finance)

  • Banking & Finance practice ranked in Band 3
  • Restructuring & Insolvency ranked in Band 3 with mention to Michael Anderson and Mike Whale
  • Mike Whale recognised as Leading Lawyer for Financial & Corporate Law
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LEGAL 500

Lowndes provides “very precise advice and good value for money.”

  • Ranked ‘Recommended’ for Corporate M&A
  • Dispute Resolution practice ranked Band 3
  • Ranked ‘Recommended’ for Intellectual Property practice
  • Ranked ‘Recommended’ for Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring and Insolvency practice ranked Band 3
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ASIALAW PROFILES

“Competent, experienced and professional in their response to each situation.”

  • Corporate/M&A practice ranked as Highly Recommended
  • Dispute Resolution and Restructuring & Insolvency practices ranked as Outstanding
  • The only law firm who received ranking for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation practice, ranked as Outstanding
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CORPORATE INTL GLOBAL AWARDS

  • Lowndes was ranked as the Boutique Full Service Corporate Law Firm of the Year in NZ and the Boutique Commercial Law Firm of the Year in NZ
  • Lowndes ranked as the Corporate Law Firm of the Year in NZ and Insolvency Law Firm of the year in NZ
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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

  • Lowndes was recognised as the Best Corporate Boutique Law Firm in NZ.

2015

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CHAMBERS

“It is a strong team.” (Restructuring/insolvency)

  • Mark Lowndes ranked as a Band 3 Individual Corporate & Commercial lawyer
  • Mike Whale ranked in Band 1 of Individual leading Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers
  • Michael McCarthy ranked as Band 1 of leading Shipping Lawyers
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The work was of high quality; it was produced in a short period of time and the firm provided recommendations to help the process,” one client says. “The quotes for the work were given, and the work came within the quotes – they were pleasant to deal with.”

  • Ranked in Band 3 for Restructuring & Insolvency practice with mention to Mike Whale and Michael Anderson as “leading lawyers”
  • M&A practice recognised
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LEGAL 500

Lowndes “provides high levels of service” and is ‘the first stop for any international shipping company with legal issues in New Zealand’.

  • Recommended for Banking & Finance practice area
  • Recommended for Corporate and M&A practice area
  • Ranked Band 3 for Dispute Resolution
  • Recommended for Real Estate & Construction practice area
  • Ranked in Band 3 for Restructuring and Insolvency
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ASIALAW PROFILES

“Lowndes is one of the market leaders for shipping litigation in New Zealand.”

  • Mark Lowndes mentioned as a “leading lawyer” in Corporate/M&A practice area
  • Recognised for Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency and Shipping, Maritime & Aviation
  • Michael McCarthy mentioned as “leading lawyer” in Dispute Resolution practice area
  • Mike Whale mentioned as “leading lawyer” in  Restructuring & Insolvency practice area
  • Michael McCarthy mentioned as “leading lawyer” in Shipping, Maritime & Aviation practice area
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ASIALAW ASIA PACIFIC DISPUTE RESOLUTION AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognized as National Firm of the Year in NZ and Disputes Star of the Year in NZ
  • Michael McCarthy won leading lawyer award for Shipping, Maritime and Dispute Resolution
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ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS

  • Mark Lowndes was recognised as New Zealand’s Leading Lawyer of the Year
  • Lowndes recognised as New Zealand’s Customer Service Law Firm of the Year.
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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL M&A AWARDS

  • Lowndes was New Zealand’s M&A Law Firm of the Year
  • Recognised as a Leader in Banking & Finance in New Zealand.
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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL

  • Lowndes recognised as Leading Adviser in New Zealand
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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as New Zealand’s Best Commercial Law Firm
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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as the Best for Cross-Border Litigation in New Zealand and the Best in Shipping Litigation in New Zealand
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GLOBAL LAW EXPERTS

  • Lowndes recognised as Insolvency Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand and Boutique Full Service Corporate Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand

2014

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ACQ LAW AWARDS

  • Mark Lowndes received the Managing Partner of the Year in New Zealand award
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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL M&A AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as Most Trusted Banking & Finance Team of the Year in New Zealand and Sustained Excellence in Business Establishment in New Zealand
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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as Patent Portfolio Management Firm of the Year

CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Mark Lowndes ranked as Band 3 Leading Individual for Corporate/Commercial
  • Kerri Dewe ranked as Individual to Watch for Corporate/Commercial
  • Mike Whale ranked as Band 1 Leading Individual for Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Michael McCarthy ranked as Band 2 Leading Individual for Shipping
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CORPORATE INTL GLOBAL AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as Insolvency Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand
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IFLR1000

  • Lowndes recommended for M&A practice area
  • Lowndes Ranked Band 3 for Restructuring & Insolvency
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LEGAL 500

  • Lowndes recommended for Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate & Construction Practice Areas
    Lowndes ranked Band 3 for Restructuring & Insolvency
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INSTITUTE OF FINANCE PROFESSIONALS NEW ZEALAND INC (INFINZ)

  • Lowndes recognised as the Debt Deal of the Year
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NZ LAW AWARDS

  • Lowndes was a Finalist for the Mid-sized law firm of the year

2013

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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL 2013 LEGAL AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as Commercial Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand

CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC

“They don’t grandstand or show off.  They’re very calm, responsive, professional and very discreet.  I’m really pleased we found them.”

  • Mark Lowndes recognised as Individual noted for Corporate/Commercial Practice area.
  • Mike Whale ranked as an Individual noted for Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Lowndes ranked as Band 3 for Shipping Practice Area.
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CORPORATE INTL GLOBAL AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as Insolvency Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand
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Peers have acknowledged the firm’s “very strong insolvency practice,”

  • Lowndes Ranked Band 3 for Restructuring & Insolvency
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LEGAL 500

  • Lowndes ranked as Band 3 for Corporate and M&A and Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Lowndes Recommended for Dispute Resolution.
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NZ LAW AWARDS

“Skilled advice, thoroughly reasoned, approachable, and always willing and able to help.”

  • Lowndes was the Winner of Mid-Sized Law Firm of the year award;
  • Winner of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution award;
  • Runner up in Banking & Finance and in Corporate & Commercial;
  • Finalist in Intellectual Property and in Property & Construction Law

2012

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ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL M&A AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as Securities Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand

CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Mike Whale ranked as an Individual noted for Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Lowndes ranked as Band 3 for Technology, Media and Telecoms
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IFLR1000

  • Lowndes Ranked Band 3 for Restructuring & Insolvency
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LEGAL 500

  • Lowndes recommended for Corporate and M&A and Dispute Resolution Practice Areas
  • Lowndes ranked Band 3 for Restructuring and Insolvency
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NZ LAW AWARDS

  • Lowndes recognised as Winner in Corporate & Commercial;
  • Finalist in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance, Employment, and in Property & Construction Law.

2011

CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Mark Lowndes recognised as Individual noted for Corporate/Commercial Practice area.
  • Lowndes ranked as Band 3 for Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Lowndes ranked as Band 3 for Technology, Media and Telecoms
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“They are in the top echelon of legal firms we engage and they will remain at the top of this list.”

  • Lowndes Ranked Band 3 for Restructuring & Insolvency
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NZ LAW AWARDS

Lowndes Associates provide outstanding legal services at reasonable charges.  The expertise [they have] can always deliver exceptional professional advice efficiently and effectively.  We look forward to a long term business relationship with Lowndes.

  • Lowndes was the Winner in Corporate & Commercial and in Litigation & Dispute Resolution;
  • Finalist in Intellectual Property, Employment and in Property & Construction Law
  • Runner Up in Banking & Finance