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Firm wins ILO Client Choice Award

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20 September 2006 – for immediate release

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts wins ILO Client Choice Award

Trans-Tasman law firm, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, has been announced as the winner of the New Zealand category in the 2006 International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards.

The awards, which recognise the achievements of law firms around the world to add real value to their clients’ business, are based upon independent research conducted by the ILO. Launched in 1998, the ILO is the Official Online Media Partner to the International Bar Association and an International Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel.

More than 1,000 corporate counsel participated in the research, providing assessments of law firms in 34 jurisdictions with whom they had worked in the past 18 months.

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts was rated as the best New Zealand legal firm when judged against criteria including quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, depth of team, response time, sharing of expertise, and use of technology.

Auckland partners Robert Falvey and Andrew Ryan accepted the award at a prestigious ceremony in Chicago on September 19, 2006.

Commenting on the recent award, Chief Executive Officer Russell Hay said, ‘Our lawyers are amongst New Zealand’s finest - displaying in-depth industry knowledge, providing tailored solutions to add value to clients' business operations, and consistently demonstrating legal excellence. The award recognises these strengths in our team.'

Other jurisdiction winners included Allens Arthur Robinson (Australia), Herbert Smith LLP (UK), Latham & Watkins (USA), Lovells (Hong Kong) and the international winner was Baker & McKenzie LLP. Winners from other jurisdictions included Shearman & Sterling LLP, White & Case LLC and Clifford Chance LLP.


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