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ILANZ Award Finalists 2021 announced!

ILANZ Award Finalists 2021 announced!

By Website Administrator , | May 17, 2021 at 10:23 AM

On Wednesday, ILANZ announced the finalists for the Awards being presented at the Niche Gala Dinner on Friday 21 May. Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you everyone who nominated a person or team that is doing outstanding work. Thank you for your support of the ILANZ Awards and the in-house community.

Award Categories

Artemis Executive Recruitment In-house Innovation Award

Powerco Legal Team, Powerco
Silver Fern Farms Legal Team, Silver Fern Farms 
Xero Legal Team, Xero Limited 
MAS Young In-house Lawyer of the Year Award

Charlotte Moll, Senior Legal Counsel, Warren and Mahoney
Emma Biggs, Legal Business Partner, Spark New Zealand
George Grainger, Legal Counsel, Wellington City Counsel
Jeremy Smith, Legal Counsel, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Nathan Watt, Senior Lawyer, OceanaGold
Nicolette Luke, Senior Legal Counsel, Cigna Life Insurance

ILANZ Public Sector In-House Lawyer of the Year Award

Beth Keightley, General Counsel, Wellington City Counsel
Simon Johnson, General Counsel, Te Herenga Waka University of Wellington

Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year Award
David Milton Browne, Senior Solicitor & Legal Team Manager, Otago Southland Employers’ Association
Hayley Cassidy, Executive Chief General Counsel, Bank of New Zealand
Melissa Anastasiou, General Counsel, Spark New Zealand

Chapman Tripp In-house Legal Team (private or public, large or small) of the Year Award

2degrees Legal Team, Two Degrees Mobile
Air New Zealand Legal Team, Air New Zealand
Airways Legal Team, Airways Corporation of New Zealand
Customs Legal, New Zealand Customs Service
Spark Legal Team, Spark New Zealand

AUT Law School Community Contribution Award
Maria Sopoaga, Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Auckland Council
Vicky Lee, Senior Corporate Counsel, Two Degrees Mobile

ILANZ congratulates all nominees on their achievements and for being nominated for an award by their peers, employer or external legal firm. Congratulations, in particular to the award finalists.

ILANZ would like to extend a big thank you to our award sponsors who have made these awards possible.

Click here to find out more about the awards