Buddle Findlay elevates IP and litigation experts to special counsel

by Sol Dolor26 Jul 2017
Buddle Findlay has expanded its special counsel group with the promotions of Hamish Selby and Peter Niven.

Selby, who’s promoted to special counsel from senior associate, is a specialist in IP (intellectual property), trademarks, and TMT (technology, media, and telecommunications). With more than 15 years’ experience acting for clients in New Zealand, Australia, and other jurisdictions in contentious, non-contentious, and transactional matters.

He has extensive experience in all aspects of IP, from identification to management and enforcement of rights and portfolios. Selby, who is based in the firm’s Auckland office, started his career with Bell Gully, and then moved to Duncan Cotterill before coming to Buddle Findlay.

Niven, a specialist in litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency, and credit recovery, is promoted from senior solicitor. With nearly 15 years’ experience in the law, including as a legal staff officer at both the headquarters of the New Zealand Defence Force and at the headquarters of Joint Forces New Zealand, he now acts for both private and public clients on a broad range of dispute resolution cases.

Niven, who also has experience being deployed on UN missions overseas, acts on a wide array of litigation matters and has appeared before the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Niven, who’s based in Wellington, also participates in mediations and arbitrations in addition to providing expertise in insurance and restructuring and insolvency.

In January, the firm appointed David Broadmore and Lisette Hood as new partners.


Hamish Selby


Peter Niven



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