39. Scott Weenink

Scott Weenink’s role at Auckland Airport as the country’s gateway and with continued expansion continues to invest him with a ranking that continues to grow.

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40. Stephen Franks

Stephen Franks,  current principal at Franks & Ogilvie, former parliamentarian, current blogger and a thought-leader in the areas of politics, law and society who retains a significant role across the legal and social spectrum.

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41. John Allen

The racing game may seem like yesterday’s play, but with a resurgent, online gaming market and the skilled and well connected hands of former NZ Post and MFAT boss John Allen in play, there is a new deal.

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42. Andrew Stockley

Auckland Law School Dean Andrew Stockley has had to ride out a tough road in the ‘bums on seats’ row that created discord within the faculty ranks, but running the largest law school in the country creates a powerful presence

 

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43. David Wetherell

A co-founder of his powerful boutique firm Mayne Wetherell since 2004, David Wetherell continues to grow his influence as a major commercial player handling a range of deals this year, as he has for many since co-founding the firm.

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44. Julian Miles

Long-time leading barrister Julian Miles has continued to exert a powerful influence as both a go-to barrister for a range of causes, as well as one of the most healthy on the fees front, testament to an evergreen presence at the bar.

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45. Madeleine Laracy

The Public Defence Service chief Madeleine Laracy presides over the country’s largest criminal defence service employing over 500 lawyers.

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46.  Greg Horton

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The America’s Cup success, exquisite connections and a powerful legal boutique combine to enter Greg Horton into the Power List.

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48.  Warren Alcock

The country’s most powerful sports lawyer, Dunedin-based Warren Alcock enters the List as the sports business continues to grow in significance and its central figures assume more powerful roles.

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49. Dame Deborah Chambers QC

From Glenfield to Bankside Chambers, leading barrister Deborah Chambers’ earlier publications, “For Richer For Poorer” may summarise her social and professional rise to leadership at the Bar and one of the must-have trust and property law experts.

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50. Peter Chemis

Although no longer chairman of Buddle Findlay, Peter Chemis nonetheless maintains a senior position as one of the country’s most astute and experienced law firm strategists and one of the country’s leading industrial and employment law experts.

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