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Tompkins Wake welcomes new partner

Monday 5 November, 2018

Tompkins Wake welcomes a new partner to the team today – Liz Lim, who is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s top banking and finance lawyers.

Liz has more than 15 years’ New Zealand and international experience acting for originators, borrowers, funders and trustees. Prior to joining Tompkins Wake, Liz was with Bell Gully, Auckland, and Alle...

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Tompkins Wake celebrates CEO of the Year at business awards

Monday 5 November, 2018

Law firm Tompkins Wake’s chief executive Jon Calder was named CEO of the Year at the prestigious Westpac Waikato Business Awards on Friday night.

Jon took up the role at the Hamilton-headquartered firm in January 2016. Prior to that he was chief executive of the New Zealand National Fieldays and Mystery Creek Events Centre. Tompkins Wake is the...

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Tompkins Wake triple finalist in the 2018 New Zealand Law Awards

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Tompkins Wake has been shortlisted for three awards at the 2018 New Zealand Law Awards, recognising the firm's continued excellence and reputation.

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Art award winner epitomises contemporary

Monday 6 August, 2018

The winning work from the 2018 National Contemporary Art Award sponsored by Tompkins Wake, is the epitome of contemporary, featuring a structure and appearance that will continue to change with time, along with its meaning.

You and Me. The Weight of History by Rotorua’s Sarah Ziessen was revealed as the major prize winner at the awards ceremony ...

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Tompkins Wake strengthens Rotorua team

Thursday 2 August, 2018

Tompkins Wake has strengthened its Rotorua based team with three new lawyers appointed since May to join Partner Kate Sullivan as new faces for the firm in Rotorua.

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Tompkins Wake introduces four new lawyers

Thursday 2 August, 2018

Tompkins Wake has appointed four new lawyers as the firm continues to strengthen and grow across its three offices. Chief Executive, Jon Calder, says the firm’s growth, driven by client demand is also underpinned by its ability to continually attract top talent.

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Tompkins Wake appoints two new Partners

Monday 2 July, 2018

Leading New Zealand law firm Tompkins Wake continues to genuinely build diversity within its culture with the appointment of its two latest partners.

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Tompkins Wake advises on Israeli biotech deal

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Tompkins Wake advised Israeli Biotech leader Algatechnologies in relation to its investment in Supreme Health believed to be the first biotech deal between New Zealand and Israel.

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Alaina Soanes joins Tompkins Wake

Thursday 22 February, 2018

Tompkins Wake is pleased to announce the appointment of Alaina Soanes who joins the firm as a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice.

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Shelley Slade-Gully joins Tompkins Wake

Monday 15 January, 2018

Tompkins Wake is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelley Slade-Gully who joins the firm as a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice.

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First edition of the New Zealand Women's Law Journal released

Thursday 21 December, 2017

The first edition of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine was recently released and is the only academic publication that is solely dedicated to publishing and supporting the work of women lawyers in New Zealand.

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Tompkins Wake ranked among the best in Asia Pacific

Monday 11 December, 2017

Tompkins Wake has been ranked among the Asia Pacific region’s best performing law firms in the latest findings of global legal capability researcher The Legal 500, the only law firm in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty to make the list.

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Tompkins Wake appoints three new Partners

Friday 1 December, 2017

Tompkins Wake has appointed three new partners as it continues to grow its high level legal work presence in the North Island and its client following.

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Tompkins Wake double finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards.

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Tompkins Wake has been shortlisted for two awards at the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards, recognising the firm’s continued excellence and reputation.

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Tompkins Wake back MyApiary as winner

Monday 19 June, 2017

The Tompkins Wake IP Strategy & Commercialisation Award is focused on a recipient company, group or individual whose innovation can best benefit from commercialisation strategy and IP advice from one of New Zealand’s leading law firms.

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Tompkins Wake joins elite global law network.

Monday 12 June, 2017

Tompkins Wake has been accepted as a member of First Law International, the only EU-based elite global network, as ranked by Chambers Global of more than 75 independent, full-service, high quality law firms.

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Tompkins Wake appoints new Partner

Thursday 1 June, 2017

Tompkins Wake is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Orme to Partner.

Andrew joined Tompkins Wake in February 2017 and is a property and commercial law specialist based in the firms Rotorua office. Andrew has over 13 years’ experience in private and in-house practice in Wellington, Napier, Christchurch and Toronto.

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Rachel Scott joins Tompkins Wake

Monday 8 May, 2017

Tompkins Wake welcomes Rachel Scott to our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team.

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Driving innovation at grass roots - the Antahi Story

Monday 10 April, 2017

Cambridge-based company, Antahi Innovations Ltd, has gone from strength to strength after winning the Tompkins Wake IP and Commercialisation Award at the NZ Agricultural Fieldays in 2016 which provided commercial and intellectual property advice and support to the innovative start-up.

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A new era for Tompkins Wake

Monday 19 September, 2016

Tompkins Wake opens its new office in Rotorua signalling its long-term commitment to the city and region.

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Tompkins Wake NZ Law Awards 2016 finalist

Friday 16 September, 2016

Tompkins Wake nominated for mid market deal of the year at the 2016 New Zealand Law Awards

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