Expect more. Be rewarded.


Mayne Wetherell is the law firm of choice for New Zealand’s most significant and complex business deals. Our specialist practice allows us to reward our people with a quality of experience and a level of remuneration which are unsurpassed in the market.

Mayne Wetherell is flexible and focusses on anticipating trends and the types of legal services that top end clients require in a continually changing and volatile business environment.

We are a non-hierarchical law firm in which all of the professional and financial benefits of being a premier firm flow to each member of our team, without the typical constraints and bureaucracy of large firms.

We seek to recruit New Zealand’s most talented students as we believe it is the best way of ensuring that Mayne Wetherell is equipped to deal with our clients’ challenging legal issues and significant business transactions.


Our firm was founded on 1 April 2004, when a number of top New Zealand partners, collectively recognising a need in the New Zealand market for a premium, specialised corporate and finance law firm, established Mayne Wetherell.

They were then joined by other highly regarded finance and corporate solicitors. The partners added to their team by choosing only top students from New Zealand’s law schools. The partners continue to invest heavily in their team – cultivating lawyers who surpass their peers at all stages of practice.


Mayne Wetherell is the premier specialist corporate and finance legal practice in New Zealand. We are often instructed to act on ground breaking transactions where creativity, collective effort and an in-depth commercial understanding of our client’s business is required.

Our clients seek us out for our commercial approach to the delivery of complex legal advice and for our commitment to quality of service. Our clients are deal makers who want practical, commercially minded solutions to their problems. The firm’s drive for practical solutions ensures that our young lawyers develop business acumen to complement their legal expertise.

Mayne Wetherell successfully combines the positive elements of a large full service firm with the culture and ethos of a boutique firm. Our investment in our lawyers has earned us a reputation for outstanding client service and performance.

It is the coupling of legal expertise with astute business judgement that distinguishes our alumni on the world stage. In the tough international job market, Mayne Wetherell alumni are securing jobs in top international law firms and banks; a testament to our reputation as a premier law firm with recognised market leaders in corporate and finance law.

Recent work.

Mayne Wetherell’s solicitors and associates have a diet of work that is unparalleled in the New Zealand legal market.

Our focus is our clients’ most sophisticated and complex transactional work. What that means for our young lawyers is that they are involved in stimulating, high profile projects that require bespoke legal solutions and advice.