DLA Piper Auckland transfers to new home

The PwC Tower has become the site of the firm’s flagship location in New Zealand

DLA Piper Auckland transfers to new home

DLA Piper’s Auckland office has transferred to a new home within the PwC Tower as of Monday.

The office occupies two floors of the 39-floor Commercial Bay building, and is considered the firm’s flagship location in New Zealand. DLA Piper first announced its plans to move to the new location in 2017; initially, the transfer was scheduled for June 2019.

New Zealand country managing partner Martin Wiseman expressed his eagerness at the shift to what he said is a “world-class, open-plan, technically sophisticated office environment.”

“It tangibly reflects our desire for more collaborative ways of working for our team of legal and business professionals. As well, it’s a reflection of our ongoing pursuit of excellence and innovation,” he said.

The open-plan concept, which is a feature of the firm’s new global office design, enables junior practitioners to observe their more seasoned colleagues on the job.

“In adopting the global office design and incorporating uniquely New Zealand design cues, we have been able to design a space that's right for us, that has a greater focus on our people and our clients, and is instantly recognisable as a DLA Piper office.” Wiseman said.

He said that the firm had succeeded in achieving its vision for “a new workplace that is fit for a leading global business law firm; that can create memorable long-lasting client experiences, improve employee productivity and retain talent.”

Wiseman revealed that the firm’s Wellington office would also transfer to a new location soon.

In addition to DLA Piper’s office, the PwC Tower houses the new Auckland headquarters of MinterEllisonRuddWatts and Chapman Tripp.

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