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Philosophy.

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 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.

Reputation.

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

Our clients are deal makers who want practical, commercially minded solutions to their problems. They seek us out for our commercial approach to the delivery of complex legal advice and our commitment to quality of service. Our focus on delivering practical solutions ensures that our young lawyers develop business acumen and problem solving skills to complement their legal expertise.

It is the combination of legal expertise with astute business judgement that distinguishes our alumni on the world stage. In the competitive international job market, Mayne Wetherell alumni continue to secure jobs in top international law firms, companies and banks; a testament to our reputation as a market leader in corporate and finance law.

Culture.

Mayne Wetherell successfully combines the positive elements of a large full service firm with the culture and ethos of a boutique firm.  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.

Everyone at Mayne Wetherell has the opportunity to be actively involved in shaping the culture and direction of the firm. Regardless of age or stage, everyone has a voice in key decisions, including those related to diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing and corporate social responsibility.  Our size and desire to constantly improve means that any initiatives are swiftly actioned and we are at the forefront of best practice.  As an example, we are the first B Corp certified law firm in New Zealand.

An important element of our culture is creating equal opportunities for everyone at Mayne Wetherell.  We are committed to ensuring that everyone has a genuine opportunity to progress into senior positions within our firm, irrespective of gender, ethnicity or otherwise.  We are resolute in advancing women through to our senior ranks – there are no ‘glass ceilings’ at Mayne Wetherell.  Our culture and ethos, backed by generous flexible working and parental leave policies and a commitment to the NZLS Gender Equality Charter (to which we are a signatory), ensure everyone can continue their progression at Mayne Wetherell during different stages of their personal lives.

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.  Find out more about Certified B Corporations here.

Recent work.

Mayne Wetherell’s solicitors enjoy a variety of work that is unparalleled in the New Zealand legal market.

Our focus is our clients’ most sophisticated and complex transactional work.  This means that our young lawyers are involved in stimulating, high profile projects that require bespoke legal solutions and advice.  We don’t just interpret the law, we apply the law to the business environment in which our clients operate.