Peter Chemis

Peter Chemis


Buddle Findlay

Recognized since 2008

Wellington, New Zealand

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Labor and Employment Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Labor and Employment Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Labor and Employment Law
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Peter specialises in employment law, industrial relations and related areas, and leads Buddle Findlay’s national employment team. He is the National Chairman of Buddle Findlay and has been a partner of the firm for 24 years.

Peter works predominantly in the health, education, financial, energy and transport sectors. His experience spans both private and public sectors and he regularly advises clients on the employment and industrial aspects of large mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and organisational change.

In the private sector, Peter provides strategic industrial and employment advice to a number of large organisations, including Contact Energy, Chevron New Zealand, GE and ANZ National Bank.

In the public sector his clients include New Zealand’s District Health Boards, New Zealand Police, Ministry of Social Development, KiwiRail (including the Interislander), Massey University, Crown Law, Kiwibank, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Teachers Council.

Peter regularly appears in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court and the Court of Appeal.

Location

  • Aon Centre
    1 Willis Street
    PO Box 2694
    Wellington 6140
    New Zealand

Buddle Findlay
Auckland, New Zealand

37 The Best Lawyers in New Zealand awards

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Labor and Employment Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Labor and Employment Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Labor and Employment Law, Wellington, New Zealand (2017)
  • Labor and Employment Law, Wellington, New Zealand (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2023 for work in:

  • Health Care Law
  • Labor and Employment Law

Special Focus

  • Dispute Resolution

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