The firm’s principal, Carl Rowling, has been advising clients for over 25 years. Those clients have included many of New Zealand’s larger corporates, multinationals, startups and some of New Zealand’s most significant public sector entities, including the New Zealand Government.

Prior to setting up Rowling Law & Strategy he was a partner in two of New Zealand’s leading law firms and general counsel to what was one of New Zealand’s largest organisations, Auckland City Council.

While in partnership Carl was regularly listed as a leading New Zealand commercial lawyer by both Chambers Global and What Lawyer? During his time in-house he was ranked by the ALB in the top 20 and top 10 general counsel in Australasia in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Carl is widely recognised for being an innovative thinker who can provide solutions for clients that are both technically and commercially sound.  He enjoys building strong and lasting relationships with his clients and recognises that the better he understands a client's business, the better he can advise them.