2017 Recognitions

Lowndes has had another successful year recognised by the four major international directories.


The international directories recommend firms which are implementing innovative or complex solutions to legal problems.  The directories are used by law firms and businesses to confidently inform selection of legal representation in unfamiliar jurisdictions. This confidence is backed by the knowledge that the listed law firms have undergone stringent examination and are found to excel.


The directories conduct thorough research including within the profession  and interviews with clients. Year on year Lowndes and Lowndes’ lawyers sit comfortably in these directories of law firms and lawyers at the top and forefront of their fields.


Lowndes is recognized by the four major international directories,  Asialaw Profiles, IFLR1000, Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.


We would like to thank our clients for the time they gave to interviews and for their testimonials. These are a significant part of the research and without them we would not receive the recognition that we do.


Lowndes are proud to announce we are recognized as leading lawyers in these directories in the following categories for 2017.


Asialaw Profiles

  • Lowndes Construction & Real Estate
  • Lowndes Corporate / M&A
  • Lowndes Intellectual Property
  • Lowndes IT, Telco & Media
  • Lowndes Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Lowndes Shipping, Maritime & Aviation
  • Mark Lowndes Corporate/ M&A
  • Mike Whale Corporate/ M&A
  • Mike Whale Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Michael McCarthy Shipping, Maritime & Aviation



  • Lowndes Banking & Finance
  • Lowndes M&A
  • Lowndes Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Michael Anderson Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Mike Whale Restructuring & Insolvency


Legal 500 Asia Pacific

  • Lowndes Banking & Finance
  • Lowndes Corporate, M&A
  • Lowndes Dispute Resolution
  • Lowndes Intellectual Property
  • Lowndes Real Estate & Construction
  • Lowndes Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Mike Whale Restructuring and Insolvency


Chambers Asia Pacific

  • Lowndes Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Lowndes Corporate & Commercial
  • Mark Lowndes Corporate & Commercial
  • Mike Whale Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Michael McCarthy Shipping
  • Jennifer Tunna Restructuring & Insolvency


If you are interested to see what categories we have been listed in over the years please visit our Recognitions and Awards page.


Lowndes is an award winning corporate and commercial law firm with offices in the heart of Auckland and Wellington. The firm serves local and international companies and investors doing business in New Zealand.

We are recognised for our technical expertise and exceptional client service including high levels of responsiveness and reliability, accessibility of our lawyers, and an unwavering focus on what matters – our clients’ commercial outcomes.