RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

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

2017

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ASIALAW

“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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IFLR

“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

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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IFLR

“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

“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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IFLR

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

“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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IFLR

  • 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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IFLR

  • 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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IFLR

“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