Top Law Firms In New Zealand

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Popularly referred to as the “Big Three” by a range of publications–including the National Business Review, ALB Legal News, LawFuel.com and the Legal 500–Bell Gully, Russell McVeagh and Chapman Tripp are New Zealand’s premier law firms for commercial law.

Chapman Tripp

Chosen in March 2010 by Chambers Global 2010 as the “pre-eminent” law firm in New Zealand, Chapman Tripp is a 175-attorney office that offers a full range of corporate and business law services including restructuring and insolvency, tax and its award-winning finance practice. Chapman Tripp has advised some of the most well-known firms in the world, such as representing 20th Century Fox Film Corp.’s production of blockbuster films “Avatar,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

Chapman Tripp

23 Albert St.

PO Box 2206, Auckland, New Zealand 1140

+64 9-357-9000

chapmantripp.com

Russell McVeagh

Picked as the top firm in 2009 by the International Financial Law Review, Russell McVeagh is not only one of the top firms, but with more than 250 attorneys, it is also has one of the nation’s largest law practices. While Russell offers a full range of commercial legal services, it specializing in providing legal counsel in the areas of competition, employment, property and regulatory law. Russell McVeah’s clients include Quantas Airlines and New Zealand Oil and Gas.

Russell McVeagh

Vero Centre

48 Shortland St.

PO Box 8

Auckland 1140, New Zealand

+64 9-367-8000

russellmcveagh.com

Bell Gully

Founded in 1840, Bell Gully is one of New Zealand’s oldest continuing law firms. The experience and expertise that the firm has obtained in long history has played an important factor in its being chosen for three years in a row as New Zealand’s top law firm by Who’s Who Legal as well as being named the top firm for 2010 by the IFLR. Bell Gully offers a wide range of services with particular expertise in technology, litigation and intellectual property law. Bell Gully‘s clients include ANZ Bank, TelstraClear Communications and Alcatel-Lucent NZ.

Bell Gully

Vero Centre

48 Shortland St.

PO Box 4199

Auckland, New Zealand 1140

+64 9-916-8800

bellgully.com