Banking & Finance Law Testimonials
Dermot Ross Finance and Corporate Law | Auckland Commercial Lawyer
What independent sources say
Since international legal directories first began to name and rank leading individual lawyers around the world almost twenty years ago, Dermot Ross has been consistently named as one of New Zealand’s leading banking and finance specialists. The citations have been reflected not just in mainstream banking and finance law, but in a number of its related off-shoots, such as insolvency and restructuring, securitisation, structured finance, project finance and capital markets. A number of recent examples are noted below:
"knows his stuff"
IFLR 1000 (2016) - Dermot continues to be ranked, under the heading Banking, as a leading lawyer. IFLR 1000 stated in its 2012 rankings: “ one client says of Ross, “he is very experienced in this area and well respected by his peers and the banking community. He knows his stuff and is no-nonsense and commercial in his approach.”
Dermot has been named as one of the outstanding practitioners in the field of banking law in the Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers 2013 (a Euromoney publication).
Who's Who Legal
In the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal (described as an international who’s who of business lawyers) Dermot continues to be named as one of the few New Zealand lawyers nominated for their expertise in banking law.
"an excellent lawyer"
In the Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 clients’ guide for Asia Pacific leading lawyers for business, Dermot was named as one of only seven New Zealand lawyers described as in tier one, and it is stated that Dermot is “ widely respected amongst peers ”. In the 2013 Guide it was stated that Dermot “ has a significant reputation and is an excellent lawyer ”. Dermot continues to be named as one of the Band 1 leading lawyers in the 2016 Guide.
In the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide for 2016, Dermot was described as maintaining “ his reputation as a “good quality practitioner” with a strong skill set, particularly representing borrowers ”.
Leading New Zealand Banking & Finance Lawyer
Dermot is also rated as one of the leading New Zealand banking and finance lawyers in the Legal 500 (2012).
"A class above the others"
In a commentary on leading firms in New Zealand in the area of banking and project finance IFLR1000 stated in its 2010 edition: “ “I only deal with Dermot Ross who is a class above the others I deal with at other firms,” says a loyal client ”.
"Technical brilliance"In the Legal Media Group 2007 guide Dermot was stated to have been “praised by clients for his “technical brilliance”.
Leading New Zealand Lawyer in capital markets
In the Practical Law Multijurisdictional Guide 2012/13 Capital Markets, Dermot was named as one of four leading New Zealand lawyers in debt capital markets.
Dermot has been named as the “Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year – New Zealand” in both 2015 and 2016 by CorporateLiveWire, a UK-based firm that rates law firms in various countries and practice areas.
Dermot was recently selected for inclusion in the 8th edition of “the Best Lawyers in New Zealand” (2016) in a number of practice areas: Banking Law, Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Finance Law and Project Finance & Development Practice.
"Best of the Best"
Euromoney magazine has in recent years been producing what it describes as the Best of the Best, a listing of lawyers worldwide who are regarded as leaders in their fields.
In 2010 Dermot was ranked within the top 25 in the world in the area of banking law. No other New Zealand lawyer in any discipline was mentioned in the 2010 guide.
In 2012 Dermot was again nominated as being “one of the outstanding practitioners in the area of banking, [having] received an exceptional amount of personal nominations, placing [him] in the world’s top 30 lawyers in this field”.