Lowndes has reinforced its reputation as an alternative to New Zealand’s traditional law firms with the appointment of a new litigation partner.
We’re pleased to announce the promotion of four Lowndes team members to Principal and Senior Solicitor roles—a reflection of the dedication and expertise they bring to the firm.
The 2016 Business Intelligence Series workshops kicked off in June and once again, Lowndes is proudly hosting. Here are notes from Workshop 1, which focused on threats and opportunities arising from new technologies and innovation.
I recently moved back to New Zealand after eight years in London, where privacy law issues were a consistent feature of the technology services and projects that I advised on. I’ve been watching with interest several developments that could affect cloud storage businesses and the global transfer of personal data as 2016 unfolds.
Lowndes consultant, Mike Whale, joined other industry experts to present on new professional standards at this month’s 15th annual Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Conference.
Despite being small and physically remote, NZ is a sophisticated country engaged with the rest of the world, and party to a large number of free trade agreements. NZ topped the 2016 World Bank Doing Business report (ranking 189 economies) for ease of starting a business, protecting minority investors, getting credit and registering property. NZ was listed first in Forbes’ 2016 Best Countries for Business for monetary freedom, investor protection and (lack of) red tape, and second overall. New Zealand is ranked fourth on Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perceptions Index.
We are pleased to announce that this year our M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency practice areas were once again ranked by the IFLR1000 directory. A particular congratulations goes to Mike Whale and Michael Anderson who were recognized as ‘Leading Lawyers’ in the Restructuring and Insolvency practice area.
Lowndes is delighted to once again be acknowledged by the Legal500 in 2016. We are very pleased that many of our Practice Areas received recognition including a Band 3 for Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency. We were also ‘Recommended’ for our Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property and Real Estate and Construction Practice Areas.
Proudly, Lowndes has once again been ranked as a leading firm in New Zealand in the AsiaLaw Profiles 2016 guide. We received highly regarded rankings, especially as our Dispute Resolution, Restructuring and Insolvency and Shipping, Maritime and Aviation practices were recognized as ‘Outstanding’. Similarly, our Corporate and M/A practice area was recognized as ‘Highly Recommended’.
We’re delighted that Lowndes is once again ranked as a highly recommended firm in the leading law firm directory, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2016.
The directory recognised our expertise in Corporate/Commercial law, Restructuring/Insolvency and Shipping, where we were given the highest ranking (Band 1).