In a shock transfer, well-known company lawyer and identify associate at his own agency, Mark Lowndes, is to merge his apply with Tompkins Wake in Auckland.
Lowndes group is about to hitch Tompkins Wake Tompkins on 1 September.
Lowndes founder Mark Lowndes, Director Kerri Dewe, and Affiliate Reuben Payne will be part of Tompkins Wake’s Auckland workplace in a transfer introduced immediately.
Lowndes has been speaking to a lot of legislation companies not too long ago a few doable merger. An entrepreneurial lawyer who based Lowndes Jordan in 1986 after a spell at Simpson Grierson and as in-house counsel at BP Oil, he developed what might be the nation’s first boutique legislation apply.
The agency grew to become Lowndes in 1997 with the intention of offering excessive stage consumer service for main shoppers however inside a nimble, small agency setting. He was additionally not too long ago the Chair of Multilaw, a worldwide affiliation of over 10,000 legal professionals practising in 100 nations.
Tompkins Wake has proven speedy progress lately because it has expanded to 4 places of work from its Hamilton base. This March the firm appointed five new lawyers and boasted of 60 per cent progress over the previous 4 years. The agency now has 125 workers throughout its places of work.
The transfer to include the Lowndes group and particularly Mark Lowndes will additional enhance the agency’s company presence within the Auckland market, offering a strong foothold into company work within the industrial centre.
Alongside his company advisory work, Mark Lowndes has loved a robust fame and holds varied business directorships and trusteeships in NZ and internationally. He’s a Licensed Member of the Institute of Administrators and has served as a mentor for the Institute of Administrators’ coaching programmes.
“We had been speaking to a lot of legislation companies, and as soon as we engaged with Tompkins Wake we have been rapidly attracted by their vitality and enthusiasm, their clear enterprise technique, and the depth of the agency’s expertise throughout its places of work,” Lowndes mentioned in an announcement.
“We’ve got been impressed by our coping with Tompkins Wake. We’ve discovered them to be nimble and industrial to cope with. They’ve a fantastic people-orientated tradition and are adept at figuring out and valuing the strengths that completely different people convey.”
Tompkins Wake Chief Govt Jon Calder (proper) mentioned additional strengthening the agency’s Auckland workplace and nationwide presence has been a key focus over the previous 4 years.
“We’re enthusiastic about this chance to merge this apply into Tompkins Wake and we welcome Mark, Kerri, and Reuben with their specialist abilities to proceed our progress, significantly within the Auckland market.
“Lowndes have constructed a fame round their distinctive potential to leverage their technical experience with progressive industrial considering and excellent service; we expect that’s an excellent match with
Tompkins Wake and our agency’s values.”
Mark Lowndes advises New Zealand and global corporations – listed and privately owned –on a spread of issues corresponding to mergers and acquisitions, capital elevating, personal fairness, enterprise capital, company restoration, and global funding.
He’s really helpful as a number one company/industrial lawyer by the 2020 version of the principal global authorized business directories together with Chambers Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, Authorized 500 and Finest Attorneys in New Zealand.
“After 23 years as Managing Director, I’m wanting ahead to being supported to focus solely on taking care of my shoppers.”
Reuben Payne, an Affiliate at Lowndes, is a industrial lawyer who has beforehand spent 9 years in global companies in Auckland,
Melbourne, Singapore and London.
The agency is winding down its apply to coincide with the merger on 1 September. Till that point, Lowndes continues to serve its shoppers from its Shortland Road places of work.