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15 August 20232 minute read

DLA Piper appoints a new partner

DLA Piper New Zealand is pleased to welcome Daniel Street as a new Auckland-based partner in its Litigation and Regulatory Practice Group.

Daniel has most recently worked at Chapman Tripp, and before that Slaughter & May in London.

“I tend to describe myself as a commercial litigator acting for large corporates,” he says; “in particular in banking and financial services, on disputes and regulatory investigations.  With that background, I’ve been advising clients on ESG (environmental, social and governance) risks, greenwashing and climate-related disclosures. My aim is to help clients to be ambitious and bold in achieving their climate goals without undue risk.”

Daniel has a strong client focus and values the sheer variety of work that litigation and regulatory practise brings.

In the last 18 months he has advised banks, financial service providers, listed issuers, and large corporates on climate-related disclosures and ESG issues. By joining DLA Piper, he will be working with a strong team of international experts in the field and is looking forward to unlocking that expertise for New Zealand clients. Daniel also has extensive experience with regulatory investigations by the FMA, SFO, NZCC and Inland Revenue.

"Daniel's understanding of the sustainability and ESG regulatory landscape in New Zealand makes him an excellent addition to our global practice. His experience will supplement our global sustainability and ESG client offering, including our award-winning ESG due diligence service and our business advisory capabilities" says Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry, managing director of sustainability and resilience.

It has been a happy arrival for Daniel. “There’s a clear vision of where the firm wants to be. It’s very much in growth mode, competing and securing top-level work in New Zealand. DLA Piper has strong values and purpose, and I’m thrilled to be part of that.”

Laura Scampion, managing partner of DLA Piper in New Zealand, says, “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to the partnership. His extensive ESG experience, commitment to client service and technical ability adds considerable depth and bench strength to both our litigation and regulatory law practice and the firm as a whole.

Daniel's appointment reflects client and market demands as ESG becomes increasingly important to businesses."