Established in 1996, and headed up by Mike Kemps and Stuart Weir, the top 50 law New Zealand firm specialises mainly in corporate & commercial, property and development, construction, employment, trusts and wealth management law. Business at the firm is conducted in English, Mandarin and Spanish.

Stuart comments:

“We regularly have clients who require support in other countries when expanding their business operations. Being a member of AGA will give us access to colleagues who can support these clients outside of our jurisdiction, including in Australia and China.

“Membership will also help raise our international profile, highlighting our global reach now to colleagues in over 80 countries. We are excited to see what the future holds in terms of learning and development, the sharing of best practice and to the opportunities that may become available to us to help expand our current client portfolio”.

Alliott Global Alliance CEO, Giles Brake adds:

“With most international corporations having their international office in Auckland, it was important to appoint a strong, independent law firm to represent the alliance in such an important economic and financial hub. AGA member firms all over the world need legal support for their clients in New Zealand and will be able to rely on Mike and Stuart’s experienced team. The appointment of this progressive firm is an important milestone in our Australasian membership development plan. We send a very warm welcome to all of the team in Auckland.”

Kemps Weir’s appointment gives the alliance dual representation in Auckland, with Alliott NZ providing accounting services. Alliott Global Alliance is growing continuously and now has member firms in the following APAC countries: China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

About Kemps Weir:

As specialists in corporate commercial, property and development, construction, trusts, employment, wills, estates, and powers of attorney Kemps Weir, has been helping businesses and individuals to navigate legal issues to help achieve their objectives:

We strive for the highest standard in everything we do. Our purpose is to provide outstanding service to our clients.

We are effective and commercially minded. We draw on experience and systems to deliver results for our clients with maximum efficiency.

We are committed to our areas of practice. We don’t do everything but can connect our clients with other specialists when advice is needed outside our areas of practice.

We value people and look after each other. The quality of our relationships is of great importance to us. This is the lens through which we view everything we do.

About Alliott Global Alliance:

Founded in 1979, and with 199 member firms in over 80 countries Alliott Global Alliance is an international alliance of independent, law, accounting, and specialist advisory firms, working across the world Together as One. Each of our members share a common goal: to learn and share knowledge, resources, and opportunities to make the world smaller and their businesses stronger. 

We work with a spirit of generosity and openness — so that together, we can continue to fulfil our ambitions, gain greater experience, and drive mutual success.

Alliott Global Alliance is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and in North America. For information about membership in the APAC region, contact Damien McMenamin (damien@alliottglobal.com), Head of Global Business Development.