• Dawson and Associates | Maritime law specialists
  • Dawson and Associates | Providing clear direction
  • Dawson and Associates | We understand the New Zealand marine environment
  • Dawson and Associates | New Zealand and South Pacific fisheries law experts
  • Dawson and Associates | Superyacht purchase and operation
  • Dawson and Associates | We understand salvage and towage
  • Dawson and Associates | We work in the Pacific

Dawson & Associates Ltd - maritime and fisheries law specialists

Dawson & Associates Ltd is a New Zealand-based maritime law firm, with international expertise in the superyacht and fisheries sectors.

Since 2007, we have provided a range of expert maritime legal services that deliver practical results for our local, national, and international marine industry clients. 

With over 20 years’ experience, our team understands the local and international complexities of maritime and fisheries law.  We are recognised as leading maritime lawyers in New Zealand.  

Our clients can be confident that our knowledge and experience will help them stay within budget and meet their time constraints.

We provide specialist legal services on all aspects of maritime and fisheries law.  Our legal services cover three key areas:

  • Advice
  • Advocacy
  • Litigation management

Our marine industry clients are both New Zealand based and international, and span a wide range of sectors in the marine industry.

Our experience, depth of knowledge and ability to provide legal services that are strategic yet practical are our strengths. 

Find out more about the legal services we offer.


Our exclusive focus on maritime and fisheries law is what sets us apart.  

This focus, and our strong commercial skills, help our marine industry clients achieve their desired business outcomes, by avoiding unnecessary legal risk.

Meet our team.