GCs pick seven NZ lawyers in international client choice awards

Only in-house counsel can nominate lawyers for the prestigious awards

GCs pick seven NZ lawyers in international client choice awards
Seven New Zealand lawyers have earned praise in International Law Office’s (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2017.

Only in-house counsel can make nominations for the awards, which were established in 2005. ILO and the publication Lexology begin the selection process by conducting a readership survey of in-house counsel.

Feedback is also gathered from several in-house counsel events before individual lawyers and law firms are rated on metrics from quality of legal advice and industry knowledge, to loyalty and ethics.

From a shortlist made after that process, nominees are then invited to submit up to five client referees who are then interviewed by the research team.

The winners are:
  • Banking – Katie Carson (Kensington Swan)
  • Construction – Sarah Sinclair (MinterEllisonRuddWatts)
  • General Corporate – David Hoare (Russell McVeagh)
  • Intellectual Property: Patents – Greg Lynch (Catalyst Intellectual Property)
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Christopher Young (MinterEllisonRuddWatts)
  • Litigation – Sarah Armstrong (Russell McVeagh)
  • M&A – Josh Blackmore (Chapman Tripp)


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