NZ Law Awards: Winners revealed

by Samantha Woodhill20 Nov 2015

New Zealand’s top lawyers were awarded at the 11th Annual New Zealand Law Awards last night, where over 500 of the industry’s finest gathered to celebrate excellence in the legal profession.

Guests were treated to a performance by Taisha at the Crowe Horwath-sponsored soiree, hosted by TV news journalist Mike McRoberts.

Andrew Poole of Chapman Tripp took out the prestigious Managing Partner of the Year award, while Bell Gully and Anderson Lloyd dominated the firm-wide division, crowned large and mid-sized firm of the year.

ANZ New Zealand GC Craig Mulholland was named this year’s In-House Lawyer of the Year, Tom Lane of Lion taking the crown for the Young In-House Lawyer of the Year category.

NZ Lawyer has the full list of results below:

NZ Lawyer M&A Deal of the Year:

Harvard Management sale of interest in Kaingaroa Forest

Capital Markets Deal of the Year:

Millennium & Copethorne distribution in specie

Mid-Market Deal of the Year:

Sale of GFG to Wirecard

Consumer Media & Tech Deal of the Year:

Negotiation of 2016 – 2020 SANZAR rights for SKY Television

International Deal of the Year:

Millennium & Copethorne distribution in specie

Konica Minolta and CSG New Zealand Deal of the Year:

Negotiation of 2016 – 2020 SANZAR rights for SKY Television

Anthony Harper Young In-House Lawyer of the Year (Under 35):

Tom Lane, Lion - Beer, Spirits & Wine (NZ) Limited

Banking & Finance In-House Team of the Year:

ASB

Insurance In-House Team of the Year:

AIG

In-house team of the year:

Auckland Council – Legal Services

In-House Lawyer of the Year:

Craig Mulholland, ANZ Bank New Zealand

Regional/Suburban Law firm of the Year:

BlackmanSpargo Rural Law Limited

Tempest Litigation Funders Boutique Law firm of the Year:

Webb Henderson

Crowe Horwath Mid-Size Law Firm of the Year:

Anderson Lloyd

Large Law Firm of the Year:

Bell Gully

Employment Law Specialist Firm of the Year:

Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law

Crowe Horwath Litigation & Dispute Resolution Specialist Law Firm of the Year:

Wilson Harle

Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year:

AJ Park

PRENDOS Property & Construction Specialist Law Firm of the Year:

Thompson Blackie Biddles

AIG Insurance Insurance Specialist Law Firm of the Year:

DAC Beachcroft New Zealand

Legal Personnel Employer of Choice: 1-50 Employees:

BlackmanSpargo Rural Law Limited

Legal Personnel Employer of Choice: 51-100 Employees:

Anthony Harper

Legal Personnel Employer of Choice: More Than 100 Employees:

Russell McVeagh

Resolution Institute Mediator of the Year:

David Hurley

LexisNexis New Zealand Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year (Under 35):

Janine Stewart, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Crowe Horwath Managing Partner of the Year:

Andrew Poole, Chapman Tripp
 
Full coverage of the event and all the award winners will be featured in the next issue of NZ Lawyer magazine and on the official event website www.lawawards.co.nz

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