Former partner was previously Executive Director and Head of Strategy at Heartland Bank from 2013 to the end of 2015.
One firm has advised on a major dual listing with a market capitalisation of $154.5m.
The law firm says that risks and opportunities brought about by artificial intelligence on New Zealand should be carefully considered.
Increased M&A activity is also believed to extend to the first half of 2017.
This is the fourth time a law firm has clinched the NZAGE Industry Award for Best Graduate Print Campaign winner.
Two-time grad recruit campaign champion Simpson Grierson is the firm to beat for Best Graduate Print Campaign again this year.