London calling? Recruiters eye New Zealand talent market as borders reopen

London calling? Recruiters eye New Zealand talent market as borders reopen

As prime minister Jacinda Ardern declared New Zealand’s borders fully open last Sunday (31 July) for the first time since March 2020, commentators have reckoned on a whole new talent pool.

Overseas experience (OE) had long been a rite of passage for many qualified New Zealand lawyers, with nearest neighbour Australia being the obvious choice for such experience. Indeed, Allens was among the firms known to actively recruit talent from the New Zealand market. Continue reading “London calling? Recruiters eye New Zealand talent market as borders reopen”

Dentons to enter New Zealand legal market through merger with 100-lawyer Kensington Swan

Dentons to enter New Zealand legal market through merger with 100-lawyer Kensington Swan

Dentons is to grow its global headcount further past the 10,000-lawyer mark after announcing a merger with 113-strong full-service New Zealand firm Kensington Swan.

The combination, announced today (31 July) and subject to approval by partners, will see Dentons enter the New Zealand legal market, with offices in Auckland and Wellington, nearly three years after launching in Australia. Continue reading “Dentons to enter New Zealand legal market through merger with 100-lawyer Kensington Swan”