A record 610 attendees gathered tonight for the highly-acclaimed industry event which saw 28 awards handed out.
The professionals call for a high-level working group in New Zealand as artificial intelligence can be very beneficial or dangerous.
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.