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Buddle Findlay

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The firm: Buddle Findlay has been providing legal services for 120 years. Buddle Findlay represents the merger in 1982 of Wellington firms Buddle Anderson Kent & Co (with a heritage dating back to 1895 with the founding of Buller & Anderson) and Findlay Hoggard Richmond & Co (dating back to 1899 with the founding of Findlay Dalziell & Co). An Auckland office was established in 1986 and strengthened through mergers with the Auckland firm of Malloy Moody & Greville and with the commercial department of Holmden Horrocks & Co. A Christchurch office was added by merging with Brookman Stock in 1989.

Areas of practice: Buddle Findlay provides a full range of services to the government and business sectors, including banking and financial services, corporate and commercial advice, public and administrative law, competition law and industry regulation, property, construction and infrastructure projects, employment and health and safety, environment and resource management, M?ori law, litigation and dispute resolution, technology, media and communications, insurance, privacy and data protection, restructuring and insolvency, health law, intellectual property and tax.

The firm brings together expert teams of lawyers to manage projects, minimise risk and provide timely and practical advice. It offers proven technical ability and access to the highest quality information. The firm's teams are strong, experienced and integrated. It has the ability to undertake projects throughout New Zealand using the best-suited lawyers with relevant knowledge and experience to solve client problems regardless of location.

Buddle Findlay's clients include national and multinational corporations, private equity and venture capital funds, banks and financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, government departments, and local and other statutory authorities. Buddle Findlay also has strong links with law firms in Australia, the United Kingdom, United States of America and Asia.

Buddle Findlay maintains extremely close relationships with a number of overseas law firms. The majority of its partners and senior associates have spent time working in major firms in a number of jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. As a result of this experience, and its ongoing work with major foreign firms in cross-border deals, Buddle Findlay has established a reliable network of strong international affiliations.

Where international advice is required for its New Zealand clients, the breadth of its relationships mean that the firm can recommend appropriate advisers in terms of both expertise and cost, as Buddle Findlay is not bound to any single firm or formal alliance.

  • Number of lawyers: 193
  • At this office: 95
  • Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Gujarati
  • Thai
  • Finnish
  • Maori
  • Pilipino
  • Member
  • Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ)
  • Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Institute of Directors
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

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