Recognition

Simpson Grierson is one of the leading and most widely recognised commercial law firms in New Zealand and the Pacific. Our reputation extends internationally where we are recognised as leading lawyers by the top global legal directories and league tables.

We are also recognised as the most globally connected law firm in New Zealand. As the exclusive New Zealand member of Lex Mundi (the world's leading association of independent law firms), we can provide our clients with global representation practically anywhere in the world.

Recent recognition for the firm includes:

New Zealand Law Firm of the Year
Managing IP Global Awards 2014

M&A Law Firm of the Year - New Zealand

Acquisition International M&A Awards 2013

New Zealand Law Firm of the Year

Who's Who Legal Awards 2013 and 2014. Our partners were listed as leaders in their field 18 times across 15 different practice areas. This is more than any other firm in New Zealand.

Private Capital Law Firm of the Year - New Zealand

2013 International Fund Awards

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year - New Zealand

2013 Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Award

Construction Law Firm of the Year - New Zealand

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2012

Banking Law Firm of the Year - New Zealand

Acquisition International M&A Awards 2012

Lex Mundi Member Firm Awards 2012

Best Multijurisdictional Client Matter for 2011

Australasian Law Awards 2011

Joint winner of the New Zealand Deal of the Year award at the prestigious ALB Awards held in Sydney in May for our work with the Auckland Transitional Authority (ATA) on the historic $29.5 billion Auckland local authority amalgamation.

Banking and Finance Law Award

2011 New Zealand Law Awards. The awards are determined by nominations and votes from the top 300 companies in New Zealand, with businesses being given the opportunity to vote online for the law firm or in-house legal team they believe provided excellence in client service.

International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2011

These awards recognise those law firms and partners around the world who excel across the full spectrum of client service. Simpson Grierson also won this award for two consecutive years in 2008 & 2009 - a feat unmatched by any other New Zealand law firm.

Legal Excellence Awards 2011 - Law Firm of the Year

InterContinental Finance Magazine voted Simpson Grierson Law Firm of the Year across 10 practice areas. Votes are taken from the magazine readership, industry peers and an in-house panel. Each voter was encouraged to vote for those firms that continually punch above their weight and who are the most capable within their field.

The following link provides further details of our recognition:

Directories & Rankings