New Zealand Member of Meritas

If you need commercial legal advice outside New Zealand, Martelli McKegg can introduce you to experienced lawyers in over 60 countries.

Our firm is the New Zealand member of Meritas - a global alliance of 180 independent, full-service business law firms with more than 7,000 experienced lawyers.

Wherever your legal need exists, we can introduce you to a Meritas firm that understands the local business climate, legal system and social customs.

The Australasian Meritas member firms have assisted in creating a helpful Guide to Doing Business in Australia and New Zealand. This guide is also available in Mandarin.

Assurance of quality service

To become a Meritas firm, we had to pass a rigorous 10-step selection process. To maintain our membership, we must participate in an ongoing re-certification programme and regular client satisfaction evaluations.

Our global affiliates must meet the same high standards. So when you use a Meritas law firm, you can be sure of receiving first-class service and expert legal advice.

Representation within Meritas

The firm is involved in the management of Meritas within the Australasian region.  Mike Worsnop and Melissa Higham currently serve on the management committee of Meritas' regional Australian and New Zealand subgroup.

Mike and Melissa continue Martelli McKegg's tradition of taking an active leadership role in Meritas. When Meritas was known as Commercial Law Affiliates, Philip Wells was on the international board of directors from 1998 to early 2001.

More information

For more information about Meritas globally, go to