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New Zealand



Main Office Address

Level 5

Lowndes Associates House

18 Shortland Street

Auckland 1010

New Zealand
Other Offices

Primary Contact Lawyers

Mark Lowndes
Michael McCarthy

Firm Profile


Lowndes is a leading New Zealand corporate and commercial law firm with offices in the hearts of Auckland’s & Wellington’s central business districts. The firm comprises carefully selected teams of industry-leading specialists. Together they reinforce the firm’s reputation as a law firm with a strong sense of commerce.

Partners pride themselves on their ability to integrate specialist input from different areas of the law into seamless advice focussed on what matters - the commercial outcome. Many of the firm’s lawyers have additional degrees in business and management, international qualifications and/or major firm experience from the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

The firm has an extensive international practice, maintaining a network of trusted associates around the world available to assist clients with business in virtually any commercial centre.

  • Asia
  • Asset Planning
  • Banking and Finance
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Building & Construction
  • Business Restructuring
  • Capital Raising
  • Climate Change
  • Communication Technology
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Company Law
  • Contracts
  • Debt Collection & Security Enforcement
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Due Diligence
  • E-Commerce
  • Energy
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Foreign Investment
  • Forestry
  • Franchising, Distribution & Agency
  • Governance
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Litigation
  • Maori Organisations
  • Marine Industry
  • Media, Advertising & Entertainment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Property
  • Public Companies
  • Resource Management
  • Securities
  • Shipping, Transport & Trade
  • Superannuation
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade Practices
  • Trusts

International Directories

Awards and Recommendations

  • Winners of the Mid-size Law Firm of the Year and the Litigation & Dispute Resolution awards.
  • Runners up in the Corporate & Commercial Law and Banking & Finance Law awards.
  • Top six finalists in the Property & Construction Law and Intellectual Property Law awards and top 10 nominee in the Employment Law award.