Under the influence: Partner James Cochrane named one of the year’s Most Influential Lawyers

Lane Neave is proud to reveal that one of its newest Partners, James Cochrane, has been recognised by NZ Lawyer as a “changemaker” in its 2023 Most Influential Lawyers rankings.

A Partner in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation and Web3 & Digital Assets teams at Lane Neave, James has worked on some of New Zealand’s most notable insolvencies and high-profile commercial matters. He is also deeply passionate about Web3, blockchain and digital assets: “The crypto specialty has grown because I am especially interested in the topic and want to do more legal work in relation to it.”

James takes his place among a pool of high achievers, recognised within five categories: Changemakers; Business; Human rights, advocacy and criminal law; Young influencers; and Government/non-profits/associations. Each nominee is required to provide examples of their accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession.

James reflects on his inclusion in the list: “I’m delighted to be recognised alongside such high-calibre lawyers, and to make my mark on the legal profession working for clients on subject matter which I’m passionate about.“

Click here to read James’ full NZ Lawyer profile, as well as details of all the other influencers. Congratulations all!

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