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DLA Piper Recognised in New Zealand for Global Strength

DLA Piper Recognised in New Zealand for Global Strength: Legal 500

DLA Piper was the only firm highlighted as international in New Zealand by prestigious global Legal 500 in their annual rankings. The Legal 500 is a client guide to legal services.

"We are the first and only global business law firm in New Zealand." Says Country Managing Partner Martin Wiseman. "It means we work for leading organisations around the world that also have a presence in New Zealand and for leading New Zealand organisations that have a presence around the world. This also, of course, includes cross border work that can be seamlessly undertaken. We are in constant contact with our people from the US to Hong Kong to Denmark to London."

Legal 500 lifted its rankings of DLA Piper in New Zealand significantly, reflecting the strength of the local business.
- Legal 500 doubled the number of DLA Piper individuals it "ranks" as leaders in the industry in New Zealand.
- Leading individuals are:
o Katie Carson (Banking & Finance)
o Mark Williamson (Competition and Real Estate & Construction)
o Martin Wiseman (Corporate and M&A)
o Rachel Taylor (Corporate and M&A)
o Caroline Laband (Insurance)
o Crossley Gates (Insurance)
o Peter Leman (Insurance)
o Alasdair McBeth (Investment Funds)
o Rachel Taylor (Investment Funds)
o Tracey Cross (Investment Funds)
o John Hannan (Employment)
o Laura Scampion (Employment)
o Justin March (Real Estate and Construction)
- Ten practice areas in the firm were recognised as amongst the top ranked (ranked between tier 1 and 3) in the country.
- Legal 500 recognised four of DLA Piper’s up and coming talented team amongst their hand-picked "Next generation" leading lawyers.
Legal 500 results are, says Mr Wiseman, gratifying. "They reflect clients and General Counsel being willing to support and endorse the first and only global business law firm in New Zealand."

"The New Zealand business is well placed for continued growth in 2018 and beyond."

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