Wynn Williams Legal

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January 2017: Stephen Lowe becomes a partner at New Zealand`s Wynn Williams. Mr. Lowe specializes in corporate and commercial law, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions as well as securities and energy law. He has over 30 years of legal experience and advises clients on all aspects of commercial law, including corporate governance, contract law, business practices, foreign investment, competition and securities. Mr. Lowe has been named Senior Counsel in Mergers and Acquisitions by IFLR1000 and is on the NZ Lawyer`s Hot List. Build an exceptional profile to get your ranking recognized by legal buyers Another calls Wynn Williams “New Zealand`s leading freshwater planning law firm,” adding: “They support a number of regional councils and we benefit from the extensive experience they draw from them.” January 2022: Wynn Williams (New Zealand) announced the recognition of the firm`s practice and partners in Chambers and Partners` global and Asia-Pacific legal directories. The global rankings for 2022 are Environment & Resource Management: Philip Maw, Lucy de Latour; Corporate and Commercial Law: Ash Hill; and Dispute Resolution: Shane Campbell. The Asia-Pacific rankings are Environment & Resource Management: Philip Maw, Lucy de Latour; Corporate and Commercial Law: Ash Hill; Dispute Resolution: Shane Campbell; Employment: Amanda Douglas; and insurance: Richard Hern. Wynn Williams has a notable presence in Christchurch and Auckland, where the legal team regularly serves regional and district councils. Recognized for his work in the water sector, with considerable expertise in consulting on freshwater management and soil planning.

Also participates in development projects and advises on resource approval, appeals and enforcement actions. Competent in dealing with matters relating to the Resource Management Act 1991 and the legislation on earthquake restoration. February 2017: Lucy de Latour, Stephen Lowe and Matthew Couch were appointed partners in New Zealand member firm Wynn Williams. Ms. de Latour is a resource management and local government specialist. Since joining the firm in 2013, her practice has focused primarily on issues related to freshwater management, Canterbury reconstruction and a range of commercial and industrial developments in New Zealand. As a member of the management consulting team, Mr. Lowe has over 30 years of legal experience assisting leading companies and entrepreneurs in executing transactions and resolving legal issues. He has been cited by the independent legal directory IFLR1000 as a “leading lawyer” on mergers and acquisitions. Finally, Mr. Couch has extensive experience in commercial real estate in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

His practice focuses on large-scale real estate acquisition and sales, commercial leasing, equity development and real estate financing. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate and Projects team. Wynn Williams also ranked the company as a leader in Chambers` 2017 Asia Pacific guide. In addition, Jared Ormsby and Jeremy Johnson were individually ranked in the area of dispute resolution in Chambers` 2017 Asia-Pacific Guide. Richard Hern, in insurance; and Philip Maw, in the environment. Lucy de Latour is a partner in Wynn Williams` Christchurch office and is particularly known for handling contentious issues such as planning complaints, resource licence appeals and foreclosures. A client appreciates their ability to “break down complex legal issues into simpler language and focus on critical issues.” For media inquiries, please contact Janine Turkington at janine.turkington@wynnwilliams.co.nz or by phone at +64 22 495 7264 Wynn Williams, formerly Wynn Williams & Co is a mid-sized law firm in New Zealand with approximately 100 employees. It has offices in Auckland and Christchurch and provides the full range of legal services through five national teams. Wynn WilliamsLevel 5, Wynn Williams House47 Hereford StreetChristchurch 8013, Nouvelle-Zealandwww.wynnwilliams.co.nz December 2017: New Zealand member firm Wynn Williams has been ranked in the 2018 Asia-Pacific edition of The Legal 500 in the areas of corporate and mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, insurance, labour and employment, and projects and resource management. In addition, Jeremy Johnson was recognized for his dispute resolution expertise, while Nick Kovacevich (corporate and mergers and acquisitions), Michelle Mehlhopt (project and resource management) and Kirstie Wyss (project and resource management) were all named “next generation” lawyers.

The Legal 500 evaluates the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions around the world, with a comprehensive research program reviewed and updated annually to ensure readers have the most up-to-date profile of the global legal market. Also with Wynn Williams, Anthony Drake will join the firm on January 1, 2018 as a member of the Labour and Dispute Resolution Group. He is internationally recognized in Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 as a leader in the field of employment law. Mr. Drake`s arrival brings the partnership to 20 and continues to expand the firm`s Auckland office, where he will be based. Wynn Williams is regularly recognized and recommended by the global legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In 2017, he won Managing Partner of the Year, Employer of Choice and Private Practice Lawyer of the Year at the NZ Law Awards. Local Government: Wynn Williams has worked with local government clients for 163 years. During this time, we have gained a reputation for understanding the intricacies of local government and the complexities of working in the public sector. Our team is the leading provider of legal services to two of New Zealand`s three largest regional councils and we are trusted advisors on a number of legal advisory bodies for local authorities across the country. Today, our highly experienced team is regularly called upon to advise on a wide range of local government issues and laws, including all matters falling within the scope of the Local Government Act and related legislation, the Public Works Act, the Local Government Act (evaluation), the Local Government Information and Official Meetings Act and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We have experts in a range of practice areas including environment and planning, construction, real estate, insurance, trade, labour law and litigation.

November 2019: The management advisory team of New Zealand member firm Wynn Williams recently advised the major shareholders of Auckland-based Agility CIS on the sale of their shares to London-based private equity firm SilverTree Equity and Auckland-based Pioneer Capital. Founded in 1988, Agility is a leading provider of customer information software and billing systems for utilities in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and the United States. Partner Ash Hill and Senior Partner Tom Corkill acted as lead counsel to Agility`s shareholders. February 2020: Josh Taylor, a senior partner on the national dispute resolution team at New Zealand member firm Wynn Williams, has been named a rising star on the inaugural list of rising stars of New Zealand lawyers 2020. The list recognizes outstanding individuals in the legal profession who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and achievement early in their legal careers. In addition to his work with the firm, he also contributes to the legal industry as a member of the Canterbury Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Tribunal and as a volunteer at Community Law Canterbury. One client found Wynn Williams to be an “excellent and attentive law firm” and found that the legal team was made up of “conscientious, hard-working and friendly professionals with varied expertise, but all with a similar approach to meeting our needs.” April 2020: Wynn Williams is pleased to announce a recent promotion as well as an exciting addition to our national legal team.

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