Kerri Dewe Appointment as a Lowndes Director

1 November 2018

In appointing Kerri Dewe as a director, Lowndes is delighted to be making this appointment from within our own ranks.  The promotion recognises Kerri’s talent, accomplishments, and dedication to clients and the firm.  The Lowndes directors are pleased to welcome Kerri Dewe to the board and congratulate her on this achievement.

Kerri joined Lowndes in 2011 on her return from abroad and became a Principal of the firm in 2013. Building on experience gained overseas advising large international corporates and local business, she has developed a successful practice in New Zealand’s corporate and M&A space.   She is proactive and professional, and known for her commercial contributions to client projects.  Her broad corporate and commercial experience means she is an effective advisor to business, from start-ups to SMEs to large international corporates, and has been involved in or led projects for many of the firm’s clients.

Kerri’s skills have been recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific (2014) as ‘Associate to Watch’, and as ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ by Legal500 Asia Pacific (2018).  Kerri’s contribution to the firm includes both the excellent service she consistently delivers to clients, and the leadership and mentoring she provides within Lowndes and to the community.

An Otago University graduate (originally from Balclutha, South Otago) with a First Class Honours Law degree and a commerce degree (Economics), Kerri has worked in top-tier law firms both in New Zealand and internationally, and has also gained valuable perspective working within various commercial organisations as in-house counsel.  Before joining Lowndes, Kerri spent nearly 4 years in Dubai with global law firm Dentons, involved in significant mergers and acquisition matters and the provision of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional advice.

At Lowndes, in addition to transactional M&A matters, Kerri regularly advises on commercial contracts, constitutional and governance issues, corporate refinancing, securities legislation, regulatory compliance, consumer law, and non-contentious employment matters.  She is a regular presenter in the Business Intelligence Series workshops, focusing on M&A hot topics including funding, growth, and exit.

Kerri’s commitment and discipline is also evident in her success in multi-sport, where she has represented New Zealand at a number of events, including at the pinnacle event, the Ironman Kona World Championships.

Commenting on her appointment, Kerri said, I am thrilled to accept this appointment.  Lowndes has been committed to developing the potential of its team members and recognising achievements, and I’m pleased to be part of Lowndes’ success story.  Lowndes continues to be recognised both in New Zealand and internationally as a firm undertaking challenging projects for sophisticated clients, providing excellent service led by top tier lawyers.  I look forward to further contributing to and developing our strength and expertise in the M&A and corporate advisory practice area.

Lowndes congratulates Kerri on the appointment as a Director.


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