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Kiwi Lawyers and Law Firms Law Award Finalists

Kiwi Lawyers and Law Firms Law Award Finalists - ALB Law Awards - The Law Jobs and Legal NewsWire

A number of New Zealand lawyers are nominated in the ALB Law award 'Dealmakers of the Year' at an awards ceremony to be held in Sydney on 22 May. Included in the nominations are: Brynn Gilbertson, Bell GullyJohn Strowger, Chapman Tripp, Pip Greenwood, Russell McVeagh, Simon Vodanovich, Buddle Findlay, David Quigg, Quigg Partners and Dave Wetherell, Mayne Wetherell

New Zealand Deal Team of the Year are:

Bell Gully - Corporate/M&A
Chapman Tripp - Corporate/M&A
Russell McVeagh - Capital Markets
Buddle Findlay - Corporate/M&A
Kensington Swan - Corporate/M&A
Simpson Grierson - Corporate/M&A

Deals of the Year

Commercial Property & Construction Deal of the Year
Investa Property Group acquisition
Myer Melbourne Store Redevlopment Project
Auckland waterfront redevelopment
Mirvac - Walker
Mindarie Council Resource Recovery Project

Energy & Resources Deal of the Year
Gindalbie Goldfields
NZ windfarm - EU acquisition
Origin Energy - Sun Retail
Alinta acquisition
AGL/Arrow - Enertrade
Murchison - Mitsubishi

Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year
Sons of Gwalia
Croesus Administration
Sydney Cross City Tunnel Sale
Becton Estate Property Group
Advanced Group restructure

Securitisation Deal of the Year
CBA Medallion Trust 2007-1G
Avis fleet securitization
Rams Series 2007-1H Trust
Lion Series 2007-1 Trust
MSL-Pluma Masterfund P-13 RMBS

Project Finance Deal of the Year
Victorian Royal Children's Hospital redevelopment PPP
Cross City Tunnel
New Schools 2 PPP
Coogee Resources

Debt Market Deal of the Year
Macquarie Communications Group Fundraising
Swiss Re Hybrid Debt Securities Issue
Rabobank Nederland Retail Bond Issue
ANZ hybrid debt securities
PBL Media Limited LBO

Equity Market Deal of the Year
Boart Longyear IPO
Newcrest Mining AREO
Slater and Gordon IPO
Lihir Gold Rights Issue

M&A Deal of the Year
Wesfarmers - Coles
CEMEX - Rinker
Suncorp-Promina Merger
Brookfield - Multiplex

Australian Deal Team of the Year
Blake Dawson - Capital Markets
Gilbert + Tobin - Corporate/M&A
Mallesons Stephen Jaques - Corporate/M&A
Allens Arthur Robinson - Corporate/M&A
Freehills - Corporate/M&A
Corrs Chambers Westgarth - Corporate/M&A

Australian Dealmaker of the Year
Philipa Stone, Freehills
Michael Parshall, Clayton Utz
Teresa Handicott, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
David Friedlander, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Ewen Crouch, Allens Arthur Robinson
Marie McDonald, Blake Dawson
Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Gilbert + Tobin

New Zealand Deal of the Year
Rabobank Nederland Retail Bond Offer
Fletcher Building-Formica Group Acquisition
Telecom NZ - Yellow Pages sale
Ironbridge-Mediaworks Acquisition

Australian Deal of the Year
To be announced on the evening

Law awards

Managing Partner of the Year
John Atkin, Blake Dawson
Danny Gilbert, Gilbert + Tobin
John Denton, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Robert Milliner, Mallesons
Stephen Macliver, Bell Gully
Gary McDiarmid, Russell McVeagh

CSR Law Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie
Blake Dawson
Bell Gully
Chapman Tripp
Simpson Grierson
Minter Ellison
Holding Redlich

Corporate Citizen Law Firm of the Year
Simpson Grierson
Blake Dawson
Russell McVeagh
Gilbert + Tobin
Mallesons Stephen Jacques
Minter Ellison

Employment Specialist Law Firm of the Year
Australian Business Lawyers
Carroll & O'Dea
Franklin Athanasellis
Harmers Workplace Lawyers
Haywards Solicitors
Shanahan Tudhope
Kiely Thompson Caisley
Blake Dawson

Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year
Davies Collison Cave
FB Rice & Co
Griffith Hack
AJ Park
Baldwins (NZ)
Spruson & Ferguson

Insurance Specialist Law Firm of the Year
DLA Phillips Fox
Colin Biggers Paisley
Piper Alderman
Moray & Agnew
Wotton & Kearney

Perth Law Firm of the Year
Blakiston & Crabb
Cochrane Lishman
Jackson McDonald
Lavan Legal
Pullinger Readhead Lucas
Steinepreis Paganin

Adelaide Law Firm of the Year
Thompson Playford
Lempriere Abbott McLeod
Mellor Olsson

Brisbane Law Firm of the Year
Carter Newell
Cooper Grace Ward
Hopgood Ganim
McCullough Robertson

Melbourne Law Firm of the Year
Cornwall Stodart
Frenkel Partners
Hall & Wilcox
Norton Gledhill
Mills Oakley

Sydney Law Firm of the Year
Chang Pistilli & Simmons
Cutler Hughes & Harris
Gilbert + Tobin
Henry Davis York
Truman Hoyle
Watson Mangioni

International Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Jones Day
Sidley Austin
Sullivan & Cromwell

In-house awards

Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
Rothschild Australia

Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Babcock & Brown

Government In-House Team of the Year
Australian Taxation Office
Department of Employment & Workplace Relations
Department of Finance & Administration
Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs
Department of Environment and Water Resources
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Insurance In-House Team of the Year
Zurich Group

New Zealand In-House Team of the Year
Contact Energy
Telecom NZ
Westpac New Zealand
Auckland International Airport

Australian In-House Team of the Year
Babcock & Brown
Origin Energy

Australasian In-House Lawyer of the Year
Martin Farrell, Fletcher Building
Brett Johnson, Qantas
Ross O'Neill, Contact Energy
Judy Loughnan, Suncorp
Richard Dammery, Coles
Margaret Colle, Babcock & Brown


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