Lowndes has been recognised again in the international directory AsiaLaw Profiles 2019 in four practice areas.  For the first time this directory has ranked New Zealand law firms by industry sector and Lowndes has been recommended in two.  We are proud of the complex, large and unique nature of Lowndes’ matters which continues to see our teams and individuals recognised in the AsiaLaw Profiles international directory in the following areas:

The corporate/mergers and acquisitions team is ranked as a notable law firm.  Mark Lowndes is recognised as a market leading lawyer and Mike Whale is recognised as a leading lawyer in corporate/mergers and acquisitions.

The restructuring and insolvency team are recommended in this directory with Mike Whale recognised as a leading lawyer in this practice area.

The dispute resolution team also ranked as recommended.  Michael McCarthy is noted as a leading lawyer in this area.   Michael McCarthy has also been noted as a leading lawyer in the shipping practice area.

Lowndes continues to represent some of the biggest brands and is recognised again this year as a notable law firm in the intellectual property space.

It is unusual for directories to rank law firms by the industry sector of their clients in New Zealand.  This year AsiaLaw Profiles has recommended Lowndes in the Real Estate and Telecommunications sectors.

We would like to thank our clients for the time they give to providing invaluable feedback to the AsiaLaw Profile researchers.  Some of this feedback is provided below.


“An all-round excellent experience.  Paul Hartland is our main contact and he was exceptional.  What was most impressive was his very timely turnaround time for every question and issue we addressed.” – Corporate and M&A


High quality work under tight timeframes. Always available when required. Incredibly quick turnaround times including late nights and weekend work when required. Always happy to jump straight in. Senior team involvement.” – Banking and finance


“Lowndes is a strong commercial law, M&A and property law firm. They are very client focused and professional and have real attention to detail. They can lead transactions or work well as part of a multi-firm deal team.” – Corporate and M&A


“Communicativeness, the people are very nice and very reasonable to deal with, very client-focused.” – Dispute resolution


“Brilliant as always. Fast, accurate and easy to understand advice. At this level lawyers are very specialised. To be able to gain expert advice from Lowndes, in a concise way which I can present to my CEO and Board, as well as understand clearly myself is a godsend.” – Competition/antitrust 


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.