IFLR1000 recommended Lowndes

Lowndes is delighted to announce that we have been ranked by IFLR1000 2019 in three of the 5 practice areas this directory researches.  IFLR1000 provides tiered rankings of the leading financial and corporate law firms for different regions, markets and practice areas, accompanied by analysis of the market trends and the business environment. The IFLR1000 has been researching legal markets for 29 years.

Lowndes mergers and acquisitions team is recognised amongst only 14 New Zealand firms ranked by the directory

Lowndes is ranked for its restructuring and insolvency practice as one of only 10 New Zealand firms ranked with Mike Whale and Michael Anderson recognised as highly regarded individuals in this practice area.

Lowndes banking and finance team was ranked amongst only 12 New Zealand law firms recognised.

We would like to thank our clients for the time they give to providing invaluable feedback to the IFLR1000 researchers.  Some of this feedback is provided below.


“Has the ability to perform on very short notice.”– M&A


“Lowndes is always very prompt with its advice and available often outside normal working hours. It offers pragmatic solutions within legal requirements and speaks in a language we can understand.” – M&A


“Advice on and successful defence in court of a statutory demand made against our company by a former subcontractor. Strengths include communicativeness, the people who are very nice and very reasonable to deal with, and very client-focussed Jennifer Tunna..” – Restructuring and insolvency


Kerri Dewe

“Kerri Dewe is excellent to work with, offering prompt solid advice.”


Mark Lowndes

“Mark leads the practice well. He is very personable and makes himself available.”


Jennifer Tunna

“Jennifer cuts straight to the chase, her advice is very clear and pragmatic. She immediately identified the issues, and she is able to convert complex legal issues into clear guidance on what is likely best to do in a practical sense.”


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.