Kim Dotcom's lawyer, Paul Davison QC, is one of the top litigators in the country. Now he has the publicity and litigation of his life going on with the Dotcom case and the international headlines it's garnering.
Paul Davison's not a flamboyant lawyer, but his client's ego and quest for fame are as big as his girth and, whether he likes it or not Davison is set to become the go-to legal name, if he's not already.
In the midst of handling the long-running Lombard Finance litigation, appearing for former Justice Minister Doug Graham, Paul Davison now has his hands full appealing the decision to refuse his client Dotcom bail.
And then there is the likely long battle for extradition to the United States of the founder of Megaupload, the file-sharing locker site that is the subject of last week's police and FBI raid that netted Dotcom and his closest business associates.
Mr Davison spoke of the disappointment at the decision.
"We were hopeful that the judge would accept our intentions and our arguments and see that there was no risk whatsoever of Kim Dotcom seeking to leave New Zealand.
"All of his assets have been frozen, all of his resources have been taken," he said after the decision. "He's living here with his wife and family; he has no intention whatsoever of endeavouring to leave New Zealand."
Dotcom had "health issues", which were being addressed in prison but there was "nothing adequate at this stage", he said.
He would not specify what Dotcom required in prison.
He also did not comment on how Dotcom's family, including his New Zealand-based wife who was heavily pregnant, and children, had taken the news about him having to remain in custody.
Mr Davison said his "arguments spoke for themselves" and the judge "agreed with much of what we submitted".
Paul Davison, son of Sir Ron Davison, the former Chief Justice and more famous for his heading of the so-called Wine Box Inquiry that ran from 1994 to 1997, is not unused to high profile cases. His most famous, before Mr Dotcom came calling, was his handling of the prosecution Scott Watson in 1998 in respect of the murder of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope.
The Dotcom case has eclipsed the Watson case in terms of its high interest internationally, as well as the heightened legal interest in the various complex copyright and related issues pertaining to companies like Megaupload.