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Top firm wins five of six deals at national law awards

Top firm wins five of six deals at national law awards

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ reputation for helping clients get the country’s most complex and technically challenging deals done was cemented at the New Zealand Law Awards last night.

At the prestigious annual industry awards celebrating excellence in the legal profession, the top tier firm was awarded five out of the possible six deal awards:

- New Zealand Deal of the Year - Allnex acquisition of Nuplex Industries

- Capital Markets Deal of the Year - Synlait Milk’s capital raising and dual listing

- Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year - NBC Universal-MediaWorks for Bravo channel launch

- International Deal of the Year - Silver Fern Farms share sale

- M&A Deal of the Year - Allnex acquisition of Nuplex Industries

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Chair Lloyd Kavanagh is delighted with the industry’s recognition of the firm’s commercial acumen and expertise in delivering excellent outcomes for its clients.

"Winning five out of six deal categories, including New Zealand Deal of the Year is recognition of our firm’s performance and commercial capability," says Lloyd Kavanagh.

"Our firm’s reputation is built on our ability to listen and understand our client’s business objectives, and deliver astute commercial solutions to make deals that are often first of their kind."

Congratulations to Spark’s Senior Counsel Competition and Regulation, Sasha Daniels on being named the MinterEllisonRuddWatts In-house Lawyer of the Year.

"Spark operates in a regulated and highly competitive market," says Lloyd Kavanagh.

"Leading Spark’s competition and regulatory practice, Sasha has demonstrated innovative thinking to maximise opportunities and overcome threats of convergence between digital communications, media and other technologies."

Sasha Daniels has played a pivotal role in transforming Spark and is a key driver of many successful and high impact commercial, regulatory and competition processes and transactions.


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