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Buddle Findlay

AON CENTRE, 1 WILLIS STREET, WELLINGTON 6011, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 4 499 4242
Fax:
Fax +64 4 499 4141
DX:
SP 20201
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com
Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

Peter Chemis

Tel:
Work + 64 4 498 7339
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Employment

Position

Partner. Specialises in employment law and industrial relations, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution. For details about Peter's work highlights see here - www.buddlefindlay.com/people/peter-chemis.

Career

Peter has expertise in employment law, industrial relations and related areas, and leads Buddle Findlay’s national employment team. Peter works predominantly in the health, education, financial, energy and transport sectors.

His experience spans both private and public sectors and he regularly advises clients on the employment and industrial aspects of large mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and organisational change.

In the private sector, Peter provides strategic industrial and employment advice to a number of large organisations, including Contact Energy, Chevron New Zealand, GE and ANZ National Bank.

In the public sector his clients include New Zealand’s District Health Boards, New Zealand Police, Ministry of Social Development, KiwiRail (including the Interislander), Massey University, Crown Law, Kiwibank, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Teachers Council.

Peter regularly appears in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court and the Court of Appeal.

Member

• LEADR trained mediator and member of LEADR’s advanced panel of mediators
• Harvard trained mediator

Education

• LLB (Victoria University of Wellington)
• Admitted New Zealand 1985


New Zealand

Labour and employment

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Chemis - Buddle Findlay

Within: Labour and employment

Buddle Findlay¬†is 'smart and pragmatic, with a deep understanding of the issues, and is very pleasant to deal with at all levels'. One client calls it 'first class in all respects and excellent value for money; the advice is strategic as well as tactical'. The firm predominantly acts for large corporate employers in complex employment, industrial relations, and health and safety matters.¬†Peter Chemis¬†leads the national practice from Wellington and is ‚Äėpractical, commercial‚Äô and 'clearly has deep knowledge'. He advised Hawke's Bay District Health Board on health and safety matters following a¬†gastroenteritis outbreak. The 'calm, smart and business-savvy'¬†Hamish Kynaston,¬†who leads the¬†Wellington litigation practice, advised New Zealand Post on changes to working patterns following a change to its business model. In Auckland, Sherridan Cook¬†is 'astute and presents in a calm, reasoned manner, which is extremely effective when dealing with emotional issues'. Star senior associate Mere King¬†is 'knowledgeable, efficient, smart and great to deal with'.¬†Christchurch-based¬†Susan Rowe¬†handled a strike action on behalf of Hurunui District Council.

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