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We have appointed nine new Senior Solicitors, effective 1 December, 2022. Justin Kim, Andrea Curcio Lamas, Harry Pye, Emma Littlewood, Alexandra Bensemann, Stephanie Knowler, Ash Hebden, Ffion Davies, and Jun Kim have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.
Chief Executive Partner Pip England said, “Promotion to Senior Solicitor is a significant achievement, and recognises each individual’s skills and experience in their practice area.”
Justin Kim works in our Corporate team, in Wellington. He specialises in data protection, technology, and commercial contracts, and advises a range of clients on best privacy and commercial practice. Justin previously worked at New Zealand’s lead data protection regulator.
Andrea Curcio Lamas works in our Wellington office, specialising in environmental, planning and resource management matters. She advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including urban development, industrial processes, infrastructure, forestry and emissions trading sectors.
Harry Pye works in our Auckland office, specialising in corporate and commercial law He has a particular focus on energy projects, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial contracting and general commercial law.
Emma Littlewood works in our Litigation team, in Auckland. She specialises in civil litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on contract and trust disputes. She has appeared as counsel in the High Court and the District Court, and has represented clients at mediation and judicial settlement conferences.
Alexandra Bensemann works in our Wellington office, specialising in competition and regulatory law, with a background in tax law. She advises clients across a range of industries including electricity, fuel and groceries.
Stephanie Knowler works in our Corporate team, in Christchurch. She specialises in corporate and commercial law, and advises clients across several industries on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting, privacy and data protection, and general commercial law.
Ash Hebden works in our Corporate team, in Auckland. He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. Ash regularly advises domestic and offshore private equity investors on a variety of corporate transactions and has considerable experience in the healthcare and technology space.
Ffion Davies works in our Christchurch office, specialising in corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts and corporate governance. She advises clients across a wide range of industries on a variety of corporate transactions including national and cross broader acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and general commercial contracts.
Jun Kim works in our Financial Services team, in Auckland. He advises financial intuitions on all aspects of their regulatory and compliance obligations, and commercial arrangements.
The firm congratulates all of the new senior solicitors on their promotion.