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ILANZ Award Winners Announced!

ILANZ Award Winners Announced!

By Website Administrator , | July 2, 2021 at 9:47 AM

ILANZ is delighted to announce the winners for the 2021 In-house Lawyer Awards. The judges made a point of noting that all of the nominations received this year were of a very high calibre and they faced a significant challenge in selecting finalists. The judges congratulate all those who were finalists as well as the winners. 


Award Categories

Artemis Executive Recruitment In-house Innovation Award
 Powerco Legal Team, Powerco

MAS Young In-house Lawyer of the Year Award

Winners: Charlotte MollSenior Legal Counsel, Warren and Mahoney and Nathan Watt, Senior Lawyer, OceanaGold


There were also four highly commended certificates handed out to the below recipients:

Emma BiggsLegal Business Partner, Spark New Zealand
George GraingerLegal Counsel, Wellington City Counsel
Jeremy Smith, Legal Counsel, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Nicolette LukeSenior Legal Counsel, Cigna Life Insurance

ILANZ Public Sector In-House Lawyer of the Year Award

Winner: Simon Johnson, General Counsel, Te Herenga Waka University of Wellington

Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year Award

Winner: David Milton Browne, Senior Solicitor & Legal Team Manager, Otago Southland Employers’ Association

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

Winner: Air New Zealand Legal Team, Air New Zealand

AUT Law School Community Contribution Award

Winners: Maria Sopoaga, Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Auckland Council and Vicky Lee, Senior Corporate Counsel, Two Degrees Mobile


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