Anthony Harper is very proud of our success and proud of our team that enable us to grow and succeed. The last few years has seen us grow and transform from an established Christchurch practice to a national, internationally ranked and award winning firm.
Today, we are celebrating our nomination as finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Law Awards. We are finalists in five categories: Large Law Firm of the Year, Mid-Market Deal of the Year, Deal Team of the Year, Employer of Choice and Managing Partner of the Year.
A truly impressive achievement.
Our corporate team has exhibited particular strength. In the last few years they have won the Mid-Market Deal of the Year, Capital Markets Deal of the Year and the New Zealand Deal of the Year and been finalists in the Mid-Market Deal of the Year category for the past four years. They are also again recognised for their collective strength as the Deal Team of the Year.
Malcolm Hurley, Managing Partner, is again a finalist in the Managing Partner of the Year category. An award he won in 2016. This year Malcolm has continued to grow and develop the practice, adding new speciality areas in tax, immigration and financial services - specialist areas headed by true experts in their field.
The firm is justly proud of our fifth consecutive nomination as a finalist as Employer of Choice.
We are proud to be sponsoring the Young In-house Lawyer of the Year and we congratulate the finalists, Emily Acland, Vocus Group; Kelly Baxter, Spark New Zealand; Rebecca Campbell, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited; Megan Potter, Cooper Aitken Limited; Anton Smith, 2degrees; Clare Waalkens, Mercury; Jono Willis, Lion; Madeleine Wright, Environmental Defence Society.
We also congratulate our clients who are nominated including: James Hassall - Auckland Council, ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Auckland Council. We wish you every success on the night.