• Recognising our exceptional people

    We are delighted to welcome three new senior associates to our corporate and employment practices.

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  • Corporate Governance Symposium 2022

    A summary of the key themes from MinterEllisonRuddWatts' annual Corporate Governance Symposium.

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  • Our future leaders

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts celebrates the promotion of two new partners.

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  • MEttle Issue 16

    MEttle, a collection of stories and interviews with influential New Zealand business leaders, curated by MinterEllisonRuddWatts.

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  • Investing in New Zealand

    A helpful summary of the New Zealand business framework.

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  • We're New Zealand's Deal Firm of the Year

    We're proud to again be named New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year by the prestigious Australasian Law Awards.

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  • Enjoy life and your career

    Make a positive impact and find more balance while advancing your career advising top clients.

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About us

Our culture is built on a passion for delivering excellent service to our clients. We recognise that everyone in the firm plays a part in our success.

We value our people, strive for the highest standards, and encourage collegiality and professionalism. So, a “one firm” approach and fostering good personal relationships with colleagues is important to us.

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How we help

We offer a broad range of expert legal services in the following industry sectors.

  • services

    Banking and Finance

    We deliver timely, innovative and practical solutions to the banking and financial services industry. Our experienced team can design and implement complex structures, but we also know when simple solutions are best.

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    Corporate and Commercial

    Our corporate team is one of the largest in New Zealand, but how we stand out is by listening and understanding what you’re trying to achieve, and helping you achieve it.

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    Dispute Resolution and Litigation

    Our dispute resolution team has an outstanding track record for resolving the most challenging disputes, providing you with practical advice on the law and litigation strategies that enhance your prospects of success.

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    With the largest offering in New Zealand, our Construction team is involved in all aspects of significant construction projects across the country, and are uniquely placed to provide continuum of service from project inception to completion and beyond.

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    Our technology team assists organisations across various industries to implement cutting-edge business IT strategies within New Zealand and across the globe.

  • industries


    Our government sector experts have significant skill in advising and acting for every type of Crown-owned or controlled organisation.

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    Regarded as New Zealand’s leading infrastructure practice, we operate across public facilities, economic and social infrastructure. We advise a range of clients, including Government, constructors, developers, operators, debt providers and investors.

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    Seeking peace of mind? We provide cost-effective legal services, bringing industry understanding to overcome any challenges our clients face. We work to keep our clients at the forefront of relevant legal and regulatory changes.