Unprecedented winning streak for Fonterra’s legal team


Fonterra’s legal team is once again New Zealand In-House Legal Team of the Year, recently taking out the title for the fifth straight time at the 2019 Australasian Law Awards.

Fonterra Director of Legal Andrew Cordner says the win reflects the great work put in by his team members to deliver best-in-class strategic legal support for the Co-op.

Receiving this award for a fifth consecutive year is a fantastic way to recognise the excellent work our team does, and we are extremely proud to bring the award home again. Every member of the team has played a part in enabling us to win this award and I wish to thank them for that. 

Andrew Cordner, Director of Legal, Fonterra

Fonterra's legal team

“Given the scale and complexity of our business, the importance of Fonterra to our farmer shareholders and New Zealand, and the sheer number of markets and channels we play in, members of the Fonterra legal team have one of the most challenging and exciting in-house legal roles in Australasia,” says Andrew. 

“Our lawyers do a great job because they are clear on what creates and maintains value for our business.

“They also understand the importance of building strong relationships amongst our diverse range of stakeholders and within our communities.”

Each year the awards recognise the stand-out achievements of Australasia’s top legal teams, individuals and landmark deals over the previous 12 months. 

Finalists and eventual winners are selected following rounds of interviews, research and information collected from third parties looking at the scale, quantity, quality, importance and innovation of their work. 


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