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Dentons Kensington Swan
18 VIADUCT HARBOUR AVE
PRIVATE BAG 92101
AUCKLAND 1142
New Zealand

New Zealand > Real estate and construction

Dentons Kensington Swan regularly advises central government bodies, local authorities, domestic contractors, and multinational corporates on major transportation, infrastructure and property development construction contracts, and counts high-value property portfolio acquisitions and disposals, as well as retail, office and industrial leasing matters, in its workload. In the firm’s Auckland office, head of real estate Matthew Ockleston has considerable experience acting for public sector clients in transport infrastructure projects, while Stuart Robertson spearheads the major projects and construction group and advises clients on a range projects, in addition to multi-party claims and construction disputes. In Wellington, Paul Holth and Ish Fraser are key contacts in the real estate team, along with Auckland-based Paula Ormandy and Michelle Hill, while Paul Buetow advises on transport, water and energy infrastructure projects from the firm’s Auckland office.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Ockleston; Stuart Robertson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Paul Holth and Matthew Ockleston have been hugely helpful. They consistently prioritise speaking with clients, and are efficiently able to decide what level of advice is required for a particular problem.’

‘A good understanding of the construction contract and processes, disputes and challenges. Stuart Robertson has a trades background and he quickly and easily grasps the issue to provide some early pointers.’

 

Key clients

New Zealand Transport Agency

Ministry of Social Development

Grand Complex Properties Limited

Universal Homes Limited

Ministry of Justice

ESR (Hong Kong)

DB Breweries Limited

Sanem Investments Limited

AMP Services (NZ) Limited

HSBC

Bridgestone New Zealand Ltd

George Weston Foods

Pro-Invest Group

Tāmaki Regeneration Limited

PMG Capital Fund

Fletcher Building Limited

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited

Oji Fibre Solutions

Danone Nutricia

KiwiRail

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Downer New Zealand

Aurecon New Zealand

Calibre Consulting Limited

CentrePort Limited

Decmil

Work highlights

    New Zealand > Transport (rail, road, air and sea) Tier 1

    The multidisciplinary infrastructure practice at Dentons Kensington Swan has demonstrable experience in large-scale public-private partnerships (PPPs), counting New Zealand transport agencies, including Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency, as well as local public authorities among its key roster of clients. In the firm’s Auckland office, managing partner Matthew Ockleston, who is praised for his ‘deep public works knowledge’, jointly leads the team alongside construction partner Paul Buetow and Wellington-based Nicky McIndoe, who advises on infrastructure projects and issues relating to the Resources Management Act. In Auckland, other key contacts in the team include Stuart Robertson, who has considerable experience in the construction and infrastructure sectors, and specialist resource management partner Christina Sheard.

    Practice head(s):

    Matthew Ockleston; Paul Buetow; Nicky McIndoe

    Testimonials

    ‘The Dentons transport team is unique in that they have the pre-eminent public works act (compulsory land acquisition) practice in New Zealand. They are highly competent across the whole spectrum of transport requirements, consenting, contractual advice and general property queries, but their public works proficiency is where they truly shine.’

    ‘It is quite likely that no one in New Zealand has more public works act knowledge or experience than Matthew Ockleston. Matthew is a trusted advisor for our business, and always provides timely, considered and knowledgeable advice. Matthew’s long standing experience in this area of law in New Zealand makes him the trusted authority nationwide for a variety of clients. He marries this technical expertise with a calm and methodical manner that ensures good results time and again.’

    ‘Dentons has a great client-based focus, taking time to understand your drivers and key concerns.’

    ‘Matthew Ockleston has deep public works knowledge and provides excellent practical advice.’

    Key clients

    Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency

    Let’s Get Wellington Moving

    KiwiRail

    Airways New Zealand

    Te Waihanga NZ Infrastructure Commission

    Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited

    Auckland Transport

    Downer New Zealand

    CentrePort Limited

    Work highlights

    • Acting for Waka Kotahi on the Northern Corridor Improvements Project, including in the construction process for the road project and new bus station.
    • Advising Waka Kotahi on 20Connect, a joint programme between Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport and Auckland International Airport, which forms part of a wider Southwest Gateway programme.
    • Advised Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency on its LGWM programme and development of the Indicative Business Cases for all aspects of the programme.

    New Zealand > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

    On account of the firm’s global network, Dentons Kensington Swan ‘has a wealth of international experience’ to advise on cross-border M&A transactions, as well as handling domestic acquisitions and joint ventures for both local and multinational clients. National practice head Chris Parke has demonstrable experience across the food and beverage, infrastructure, media and technology sectors, while Wellington-based David Shillson advises on the full spectrum of corporate transactions, in addition to debt and equity investment deals. Head of the firm’s Asia business team Heida Donegan is ‘a recognised expert in Asia Pacific and China-based investments into New Zealand’, and Wook Jin Lee is praised as a ‘first-class corporate and M&A lawyer’. Other key members of the team include Nick Scott, who advises insurers in relation to the placement of M&A warranty insurance, market veteran David Lewis, and energy expert Gerard Dale, who joined the team in May 2022. All named partners are based in the firm’s Auckland office, unless stated otherwise.

    Practice head(s):

    Chris Parke

    Testimonials

    ‘Dentons is highly-skilled, always solution-focused and really pragmatic. The team has a wealth of international experience and skill-sets, having practised in different parts of the world. They care about diversity and inclusivity.’

    ‘Heida Donegan is our go-to partner. She is highly commercial, engaging and a pleasure to work with – a recognised expert in Asia/China-based investments into NZ. We highly recommend her as a leading individual in cross-border M&A with an unparalleled skill-set.’

    ‘Stuart Robertson is great with giving us direct and precise advice that we are after.’

    ‘Dentons Kensington Swan NZ team excels in handling a variety of cross-border transactions, as well as domestic deals.’

    ‘Heida Donegan has substantial knowledge across NZ and the Asia-Pacific region. She is well-connected and resourceful in both NZ and China.’

    ‘Accessible partners, world wide network and a responsive service.’

    ‘Wook Jin Lee is my main contact and a first-class corporate and M&A lawyer.’

    ‘Heida Donegan is highly professional, easy to communicate with, and prompt to answer any questions.’

    Key clients

    Johnson & Johnson

    Warner Music

    Downer

    Campus Living Villages

    Danone

    Oji Fibre Solutions

    Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group

    Pernod Ricard Winemakers Limited

    Bridgestone New Zealand Limited

    Shiseido Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

    Garmin Inc

    Work highlights

    • Advised on the sale of a majority ownership interest in the Fertility Associates group to a private equity consortium.
    • Advised Campus Living Villages on the sale of its portfolio at the University of Canterbury and exit from other management contracts with tertiary institutions in New Zealand.
    • Advised on all aspects of the implementation of a strategy for Nyriad New Zealand promoting a migration of the company to the US via a share swap (or reverse takeover of a US company).

    New Zealand > Dispute resolution Tier 2

    Dentons Kensington Swan’s national dispute resolution practice offers ‘constructive advice’ and ‘gets to the heart of the issue’ in disputes pertaining to government and regulatory cases, as well as infrastructure and commercial litigation. In the firm’s Wellington office, practice co-leader Hayden Wilson is noted for his expertise in public and administrative law litigation, and has demonstrable experience acting for various government agencies in New Zealand. The Wellington-based practice, which includes public law specialist Linda Clark, has a strong track record in media and defamation cases, in addition to ADR, with key clients including The New Zealand Medical Council and Engineering New Zealand. The Auckland office, which is led by David Campbell, handles infrastructure, corporate and commercial disputes, and houses James McMillan, who is a key contact for insolvency disputes, and senior associate Patrick Glennie, who ‘work diligently through all issues, providing clear and concise advice’.

    Practice head(s):

    David Campbell; Hayden Wilson

    Testimonials

    ‘A hardworking, friendly team that takes time to understand their clients’ issues. Offering constructive advice that gets to the heart of the issue.’

    ‘James McMillan and Patrick Glennie were great to work with. Easy to approach and work diligently through the issues providing clear and concise advice.’

    ‘Communication was very adequate and often with a pleasing personal touch.’

    Key clients

    Glidepath

    Medical Council of New Zealand

    Engineering New Zealand

    Deloitte

    Rachel McGregor

    ANZ

    Calibre Partners

    Sarsfield Engineering Limited

    New Zealand Forest Owners Association

    Work highlights

      New Zealand > Intellectual property Tier 2

      Counting domestic and multinational blue-chip companies, local government entities and overseas law firms among its key roster of clients, Dentons Kensington Swan is well-placed to advise on the full life cycle of IP assets, from strategic filing and prosecution to IP commercialisation and litigation. Noted for its capability in handling brand protection and enforcement matters, the team is jointly led by Wellington-based commercial IP partner Charlotte Henley, who is a patent attorney, and Jenni Rutter, who operates from the firm’s office in Auckland. Henley has considerable experience in the protection and enforcement of plant variety rights, while IP litigator Rutter represents clients in high-profile disputes and has notable expertise in anti-counterfeiting matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Jenni Rutter; Charlotte Henley

      Other key lawyers:

      Emily Tombs; Chelsea Wong

      Testimonials

      ‘Jenni Rutter is proactive on sharing developments that could impact our practice.’

      ‘Jenni Rutter is accomplished in her role as an IP specialist. She is proactive, decisive, and has an ability to cut through to the essence of a matter and gives commercially pragmatic advice.’’

      ‘Domain knowledge, industry understanding and quality advice.’

      Key clients

      Merisant Company

      Danone Group

      PepsiCo

      Tourism New Zealand/Qualmark NZ Limited

      Cisco Technology, Inc.

      Snapper Services Limited

      Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc

      Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited (MetService)

      Shott Beverages Limited

      Avis Budget Group

      New Zealand Transport Agency

      Lewis Road Creamery Limited

      Work highlights

      • Successfully defended Merisant in a one week High Court trial on a passing off, trade mark and consumer law dispute.
      • Argued a defended trade mark opposition against The a2 Milk Company involving the trade mark True a2.
      • Assisting a range of New Zealand’s government entities on branding and communications campaigns, and strategically protecting their IP (both in NZ and internationally).

      New Zealand > Investment funds Tier 2

      Praised as ‘one of the top investment funds teams in the New Zealand market’, Dentons Kensington Swan enjoys long-standing relationships with a host of public entities, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Financial Markets Authority. The practice has demonstrable experience in superannuation and KiwiSaver scheme work, as well as managed funds, and frequently assists offshore funds in facilitating investments into New Zealand. Catriona Grover is recognised for her ‘expertise in specialist funds management’ and, according to one client, her ability to ‘think strategically and in an innovative way, while also delivering second to none service, has made her invaluable’. Grover jointly leads the practice alongside David Ireland, who offers ‘pragmatic advice’ in relation to reforms in financial markets regulation. Senior associate Tom McLaughlin is another key member of the Wellington-based team.

      Practice head(s):

      Catriona Grover; David Ireland

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Great commercial advice and excellent client service. Specialist financial services practice.’

      ‘We mainly work with Catriona Grover, who is a very approachable person. We value her expertise in specialist funds management.’

      ‘One of the top investment funds teams in the New Zealand market.’

      ‘Catriona Grover is outstanding, in terms of her breath of industry knowledge, her deep understanding of the business and her focus on new and innovative ways to look at things. She is at the forefront of change in the fintech space and does not shy away from tricky problems that require new ways of thinking. Her ability to think strategically and in an innovative way, while also delivering second to none service has made her invaluable.’

      ‘The team has robust processes in place to ensure all legal advice leaving the building is fit for purpose and accurate.’

      ‘Catriona Grover and Tom McLaughlin are incredible to work with for their expertise, relatability, patience and humour.’

      ‘Great team, partners involve juniors on almost every piece of work.’

      ‘David Ireland offers excellent client care. Although a very technical area, he always offers pragmatic advice.’

      Key clients

      Kiwi Wealth Limited

      ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

      Mercer (N.Z.) Limited

      AMP Wealth Management New Zealand Limited

      Funds Administration New Zealand Limited (FANZ)

      Equity Trustees Limited

      Civic Financial Services Limited (‘Civic’) / Local Government Superannuation Trustee Limited

      Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (‘ Ngāi Tahu ’) / Whai Rawa Fund Limited

      The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited

      Consilium NZ

      Kernel Wealth Limited

      Roger Dickie (N.Z.) Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advised Kiwi Wealth Limited on legal issues and document updates associated with its reappointment as a default KiwiSaver provider.
      • Advised AMP Services (N.Z.) Limited on legal issues and document updates associated with the appointment of Blackrock as an investment adviser to the AMP WealthView discretionary investment management service.
      • Advised Mercer in relation to strategic issues and documentation updates associated with the appointment of an independent trustee to its wholesale master trust, Mercer Investment Trust New Zealand.

      New Zealand > Labour and employment Tier 2

      Dentons Kensington Swan notably acts for high-profile public sector employers, as well as leading corporates, and has demonstrable experience in employment litigation, ranging from union-initiated disputes to unjustified dismissal claims, in addition to restraint of trade, breach of confidentiality and team move issues. The team continues to maintain key relationships with regulators, such as WorkSafe New Zealand, and handles health and safety matters arising out of the infrastructure and construction sectors. Wellington-based Greg Cain leads the practice and specialises in health and safety, whilst also representing clients in cases ranging from dismissals and discrimination claims to enforcement of restraints of trade. In the firm’s Auckland office, Charlotte Parkhill advises on compliance matters relating to the Holidays Act, while James Warren has experience handling the full range of employment law mandates in the UK and New Zealand. Wellington-based senior associate Renee Butler is another key member of the practice.

      Practice head(s):

      Greg Cain

      Key clients

      Airways Corporation of New Zealand

      Auckland Transport

      Bridgestone

      Broadspectrum

      CentrePort

      CPB Contractors

      Danone Nutricia

      Department of Corrections

      Downer

      Earthquake Commission

      Fire and Emergency New Zealand

      George Weston Foods

      Greater Wellington Regional Council

      Hastings District Council

      Inland Revenue Department

      James Hardie

      Massey University

      Michael Hill International

      Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

      Ministry of Transport

      New Zealand Red Cross

      New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

      New Zealand Transport Agency

      Sephora

      Serco New Zealand Limited

      Thai Airways International Public Company Limited

      The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)

      The New Zealand Automobile Association (AA)

      The Order of St John

      Tourism New Zealand

      WorkSafe NZ

      WSP Opus

      Work highlights

      • Represented Airways in an appeal filed in the Employment Court by a former employee.
      • Successfully represented political editor, Tova O’Brien, in a case against a former employer, who sought to impose a restraint of trade against the client.
      • RepresentingWorkSafe NZ on an employment claim by a former employee who was made redundant and the applicant has now filed judicial review proceedings in the Employment Court.

      New Zealand > Projects and resources management (including environment) Tier 2

      Counting Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency, KiwiRail and Wellington Water Limited among its key roster of clients, Dentons Kensington Swan is no stranger to major infrastructure development projects in New Zealand, and is noted for its specialist expertise in the Public Works Act. In Wellington,  Nicky McIndoe – head of the national environment and planning team – focuses on matters pertaining to the Resources Management Act, as well as advising clients on planning authorisations for water reservoirs and wastewater treatment plants, and transport infrastructure. The Auckland office is home to co-head of the firm’s national major projects and construction practice, Paul Buetow, and PWA specialist Matthew Ockleston, who is a key adviser to NZ Transport Agency. Key contacts for resource management work include Auckland-based Christina Sheard and Wellington-based Ezekiel Hudspith.

      Practice head(s):

      Nicky McIndoe; Paul Buetow; Matthew Ockleston

      Testimonials

      ‘Paul Buetow uses front and back-end experience astutely in contract negotiations. Go-to for large-scale contract advice.’

      ‘Paul Buetow is skilled in guiding contentious issues to a conclusion that preserves the parties ongoing commercial relationship.’

      Key clients

      Airbnb Singapore Private Limited / Airbnb Australia Pty

      Limited

      Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited

      ContainerCo (NZL) Limited

      Cordelyne Developments Limited

      Danone Nutricia New Zealand Limited

      DB Breweries Limited

      Environment Protection Authority

      George Weston Foods (NZ) Limited

      Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

      KiwiRail

      Ngātiwai Trust Board

      Oji Fibre Solutions

      Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand Limited

      Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi Ō Ngāpuhi

      Te Waihanga New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

      Transpower New Zealand Limited

      Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

      Whanganui District Council

      Wellington City Council

      Wellington Water Limited

      Fire and Emergency New Zealand

      New Zealand > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

      Dentons Kensington Swan’s restructuring and insolvency practice frequently collaborates with the firm’s construction and major projects department to assist with debt recovery and enforcement work, in addition to priority disputes and voidable transactions. The team also acts for creditors and insolvency practitioners with businesses in financial distress, as well as liquidations and restructurings. In the firm’s Auckland office, James McMillan leads the practice and has demonstrable experience in high-profile restructuring and insolvency cases, as demonstrated by his advice in the voluntary administration and subsequent liquidation of STA Travel Group. Other key members of the team include banking and financial services partner Liz Lim and David Shillson, who operate from the firm’s Auckland and Wellington offices respectively.

      Practice head(s):

      James McMillan

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      A hardworking, friendly team that takes the time to understand their clients’ issues. Offer constructive advice and gets to the heart of the issue.’

      Key clients

      ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

      HSBC

      Deloitte

      BDO Auckland

      Calibre Partners

      KPMG

      PwC

      Youth Hostel Association New Zealand

      Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities

      New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

      Sarsfield Engineering Limited

      Heartland Bank Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advised David Webb and Colin Owens of Deloitte as liquidators of STA Travel on a court application seeking directions on how to deal with customer refunds.
      • Advised on Youth Hostel Association’s restructuring and re-financing.
      • Advising on the recovery and sale of property owned by DDL.

      New Zealand > TMT Tier 2

      Counting domestic and international banks, social media platforms, local government entities and multinational corporations among its key roster of clients, Dentons Kensington Swan has demonstrable experience in the procurement and deployment of technology, privacy issues, compliance matters and e-commerce regulation. In the firm’s Auckland office, Hayley Miller leads the practice and focuses on software development and the launch of SaaS offerings, as well as the commercialisation of new technologies. In Wellington, Campbell Featherstone, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, advises on privacy and date protection matters, in addition to procurement, and is noted for his experience in the health sector. Wellington-based Charlotte Henley, who specialises in protection and commercialisation of IP, is another key member of the team.

      Practice head(s):

      Hayley Miller

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘The team has great attention to detail, can deliver on required timelines, always with a smile and can act as external advisers or another pair of hands in an in-house environment, depending on the client’s needs.’

      ‘I have worked with Hayley Miller and Gunes Haksever over the past year. They are great to deal with, always available, and happy to pick matters up and run with them.’  

      ‘I have mostly dealt with Campbell Featherstone. He is capable, knowledgeable and very willing to collaborate to produce top quality knowledge resources.’

      ‘Excellent, thorough advice on tech projects and cloud contracting.’ 

      ‘Hayley Miller is excellent, very pragmatic and thorough.’

      Key clients

      ASB Bank Limited

      Amazon

      Tourism NZ

      Serko

      Cognizant

      Google

      PayPal Inc.

      Airbnb

      nib NZ Limited

      Optus Satellite Pty Limited

      Snapper Services Limited

      ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

      The Order of St John

      HSBC – The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

      Downer New Zealand

      Danone Nutricia New Zealand Limited

      Unison Networks Limited

      Airways Corporation of NZ

      Centrality Investments Limited

      Wellington City Council

      Work highlights

      • Advised St John on its purchase and deployment of over 2,000 Honeywell RT10A tablet devices and the provision of managed support services through Honeywell’s lead in-country partner, Lexel Systems Limited.
      • Advised Warner Music Group on its investment in Altered State Machine, a platform to build, train and trade AI agents using NFTs.
      • Advised Optus Satellite Pty Limited in case stated proceedings before the High Court concerning whether the operator of a satellite outside of New Zealand, if used in the transmission of signals received in New Zealand, is providing a ‘telecommunications service’ ‘in New Zealand’ for the purposes of the Telecommunications Act 2001.

      New Zealand > Banking and finance Tier 3

      The ‘well-rounded’ and ‘solution-driven’ team at Dentons Kensington Swan acts for New Zealand-based financial institutions, funds and corporate trustees on a range of matters, including property financing, securitisations, as well as receivables and asset backed financing. On account of the firm’s global footprint, the team is well-placed to acts for both domestic and international clients. Liz Lim, who ‘goes above and beyond for her clients’, leads the Auckland-based practice and has demonstrable experience in property finance, asset-based financing and acquisition finance. Senior associate Pauline Ho advises on corporate and structured lending, funds and real estate finance matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Liz Lim

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Good well-rounded team.’

      ‘Liz Lim is a fantastic B&F lawyer. She has great legal and technical knowledge, as well as drafting skills, and also has great understanding of current market trends and exercises good commercial judgment.’

      ‘Professional and solution driven.’

      ‘Liz Lim is solution driven, accessible, helpful and diligent.’

      ‘Liz Lim goes above and beyond for her clients.’

      ‘Approachable, friendly yet professional and willing to go beyond their regular working hours to help.’

      Work highlights

        Kensington Swan is one of New Zealand’s leading national commercial law firms working with clients to achieve complete legal solutions. In addition to its New Zealand client base of private and public clients, the firm actively advises multinational organisations on their investments and business activities in New Zealand.

        The firm is especially regarded for its involvement in the infrastructure, natural resources, education, FMCG, food, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and government/public sectors. It assists clients with doing business in New Zealand, including employment, real estate, intellectual property protection, procurement, resource consenting and construction, public private partnerships, commercial contracts, competition law, joint ventures, M&A, Overseas Investment Act, privacy, financial markets, and finance. The firm is valued for its help on reputational risk and crisis management particularly in a dispute context, in the course of inquiries and in relation to overseas investment.

        Kensington Swan is scheduled in early 2020, to combine with Dentons (www.dentons.com), the world’s largest law firm, meaning they can support your organisation wherever you operate.

        DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
        Construction & Major Projects Brendan Cashbrendan.cash@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 915 0780
        Construction & Major Projects Paul Buetowpaul.buetow@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 375 1114
        Corporate/Commercial David Lewisdavid.lewis@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 914 7263
        Corporate/Commercial David Shillsondavid.shillson@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 498 0890
        Dispute Resolution David Campbelldavid.campbell@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 375 1115
        Government and Regulatory Hayden Wilsonhayden.wilson@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 915 0782
        Employment Charlotte Parkhillcharlotte.parkhill@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 914 7259
        Employment Greg Caingreg.cain@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 916 0963
        Environment and Planning Nicky McIndoenicky.mcindoe@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 915 0818
        Environment and Planning Christina Sheardchristina.sheard@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 375 1185
        Asia Business Heida Doneganheida.donegan@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 918 6213
        Financial Markets David Irelanddavid.ireland@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 498 0840
        Financial Markets Catriona Grovercatriona.grover@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 498 0816
        Intellectual Property Jenni Rutterjenni.rutter@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 914 7251
        Intellectual Property Charlotte Henleycharlotte.henley@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 915 5955
        Real Estate Matthew Ocklestonmatthew.ockleston@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 915 3350
        Real Estate John Meadsjohn.meads@kensingtonswan.com+64 4 498 0872
        Restructuring and Insolvency James McMillanjames.mcmillan@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 375 1154
        Technology and Innovation Hayley Millerhayley.miller@kensingtonswan.com+64 9 915 3366
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        Number of lawyers : 118
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