Firm Profile > Russell McVeagh > Auckland, New Zealand

Russell McVeagh
VERO CENTRE
48 SHORTLAND STREET
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

Competition law Tier 1

Russell McVeagh has a dedicated competition law practice that brings together expertise in litigation, investigations, commercial advisory matters, merger filings and law reform to advise on competition, regulatory and public law issues. Its work spans structuring joint venture and exclusive supply arrangements, obtaining clearances and authorisations for mergers, as well as responding to investigations and prosecutions by the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC), advising clients on NZCC market studies, and defending proceedings brought by the NZCC. Practice head Sarah Keene and competition law specialist Troy Pilkington in Auckland are the lead partners. Senior associate Bradley Aburn, who rejoined the firm in 2019 after a stint at Slaughter and May, also focuses on competition and consumer law.

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Key clients

Turners and Growers Global LTD

Cengage Learning Holdings II, Inc.

Datix and RL Solutions

Smartpay Holdings Limited

One of the major multi-national petrol/oil importers, wholesalers, and retailers in New Zealand

Boral Limited

Meridian Energy limited

Fuji Xerox New Zealand

Thermo Fisher

Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Limited

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Russell McVeagh frequently handles some of the most significant and high-value M&A deals in the New Zealand market, as well as playing a lead role in a large proportion of the major equity capital raisings. The firm's corporate and capital markets group is strong on the issuer side and underwriter side, as well as assisting a large roster of blue-chip clients with M&A transactions and day-to-day corporate matters. It is also regarded as a key practice in private equity deals, representing large domestic and offshore funds. David Hoare in Auckland leads the practice. In the same office, Joe Windmeyer, Ben Paterson, Dan Jones and David Raudkivi are among the prominent practitioners for M&A and securities matters. Partner Cath Shirley-Brown joined from Simpson GriersonMei Fern Johnson in Wellington is recommended for commercial contracting and M&A deals.

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Key clients

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Pacific Equity Partners

Auckland International Airport

Trade Me Group Limited

Trustpower

KiwiRail

T&G Global

CPE Capital

Spark New Zealand Trading Limited

Lion

Westpac

ANZ

Data protection Tier 1

Russell McVeagh approaches data protection from a litigation standpoint, though it draws on expertise from its market-leading technology, telecoms and media practice to advise on the implementation of data protection strategies. Among its clients are major banks, insurers and the New Zealand government, as well as a host of domestic and international businesses seeking assistance with GDPR and evolving domestic privacy law. The practice is led by the 'exceptionally commercial and pragmatic' Joe Edwards and technology partner Liz Blythe in Auckland. Their work spans high-profile data breaches and inquiries involving the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and litigation. Wellington-based corporate partner Mei Fern Johnson also plays a central role in the practice.

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Testimonials

‘The team are responsive and helpful. They always provide timely, well considered advice.’

‘Joe Edwards is always responsive and thoughtful in his advice.’

‘Russell McVeagh’s team delivers the kind of quality and service that you expect from a top-tier firm. Within this practice area, they appear to have exceptional experience dealing with a raft of data protection issues and in recent times, have been on hand to provide timely advice as and when needed.’

‘Joe Edwards is adept at European data protection law.’

‘Joe Edwards is exceptionally commercial and pragmatic. He has an impressive ability to understand the client’s business and what the key drivers are behind his advice. It’s this pragmatism that makes Joe a pleasure to deal with and a “go-to” when you need quick, reasoned advice. Importantly, Joe isn’t afraid to take a stand on an issue which is refreshing.’

‘We engage Russell McVeagh in our privacy queries, as they provide useful, practical and straightforward advice of high quality, and are very responsive.’

‘Joe Edwards is always contactable and provides sensible and practical advice. We have engaged Joe on one-off queries and ongoing pieces of work. I find him very easy to deal with, and very helpful.’

Key clients

Lion – Beer, Spirits and Wine (NZ) Limited

McDonald’s

Google

Ford

Trade Me

Fonterra

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Fidelity Life Assurance Company Limited

Auckland International Airport Limited

New Zealand Police

Credit Corp

Scentre Group

Bank of New Zealand

Real estate and construction Tier 1

The real estate and construction practice at Russell McVeagh is 'hardworking, commercial, smart and focused'. The firm climbs the ranking having grown its workload of high-value real estate and construction matters for domestic and overseas property institutions, and corporate property owners and occupiers. The firm's front-end construction practice is increasingly involved in large infrastructure projects, not least in the renewable energy sector. Construction disputes are also a key feature of the firm's work. Ed Crook leads the practice with construction litigation specialist Polly Pope. Both are based in Auckland, as are key partners David Butler, Anna Crosbie and the newly promoted Caleb Hensman. Pope and senior associate Michael Taylor are 'client-focused, well-prepared and commercial'.

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Testimonials

‘The team is hardworking, commercial, smart and focused.’

‘The firm provides excellent knowledge and service, particularly from Ed Crook.’

‘I have worked with Russell McVeagh’s construction litigation team, which is excellent. The team is hardworking, well-resourced and experienced.’

‘Partner Polly Pope and senior associate Michael Taylor are both excellent.’

‘The team at Russell McVeagh offers a strength in depth that I rely upon for my projects. They turn around work in good time and I have complete faith in their standard of advice and reporting.’

Key clients

Goodman Property Trust

Kiwi Property Group

Precinct Properties

NZ PropCo Limited/ Templeton

Auckland International Airport

Logos Property Group

Summerset Group Holdings

AustralianSuper

Woolworths

Oyster Property Group

PSP

Visy

Lend Lease

ADHB

Wellington Water

Watercare

Cedar Pacific/ Pamoja Capital

Ports of Auckland

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Russell McVeagh continues to attract high-profile instructions and is frequently involved in key industry sectors, notably construction, retail sectors, forestry, property development, hospitality and financial services. Its work encompasses domestic and cross-border insolvency, the enforcement of creditors' rights, corporate and debt restructuring and recovery actions against directors. In Auckland, practice head Matthew Kersey is described as 'the market leader in this area'. Polly Pope, who is 'an outstanding insolvency lawyer: responsive, results-focused and commercial' and banking and finance partner John Powell are also recommended. The firm hired Kirsten Massey from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP to add experience in cross-border matters and class action litigation. In Wellington, litigation partner Nathaniel Walker is heavily involved in the practice's key matters.

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Testimonials

‘Matt Kersey is the market leader in this area.’

‘Polly Pope is an outstanding insolvency lawyer: responsive, results-focused and commercial.’

Key clients

KordaMentha

KPMG

PWC

BDO

McGrath Nicol

OCP Asia

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

Westpac Bank

ASB Bank

Bank of New Zealand

Bridgewest Finance

Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

Hogan Lovells

Tax Tier 1

Russell McVeagh is known for its work across the full spectrum of direct and indirect taxation, encompassing matters relating to financing and capital raising, M&A deals, business reorganisation, investment products, PPPs, employee remuneration packages, customs and excise and transfer pricing, as well as tax investigations and disputes. The firm's key lawyers have also been closely involved in the domestic tax reform process, having appeared before parliamentary committees and made representations at the ministerial level. Fred Ward and Greg Neill who recently joined the team from Findex jointly lead the eleven-lawyer practice. He has extensive experience in corporate finance matters, M&A deals and structured investment products. The team lost Brendan Brown who joined Mayne Wetherell in March 2021.

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Key clients

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

Bank of New Zealand

ASB Bank Limited/Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Kiwibank Limited

Heartland Bank Limited

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation

Spark New Zealand Limited

Infratil Limited

TMT Tier 1

Russell McVeagh handles high-profile and complex transactions, disputes and regulatory issues involving traditional ICT projects, digital platforms, media, entertainment and telecommunications, as well as emerging technologies such as AI, data analytics, drones and blockchain. Its work spans the entire lifecycle of TMT transactions, including funding, development, procurement and supply, partnerships, investments and commercialisations, disputes, divestments and exits. Technology specialist Liz Blythe in Auckland and Mei Fern Johnson in Wellington, who has more than 20 years' experience in major IT projects, co-lead the technology team. They are supported by Auckland-based Joe Edwards, who leads the media, marketing and IP practice. Special Counsel Louise Taylor joined the team in December 2020.

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Testimonials

‘The team at Russell McVeagh is considered an extension of our own in-house team. My instructions to them have gotten shorter and shorter, as they simply get our business and our products.’

‘Joe Edwards is particularly good at understanding our business and the challenges he faces. He is considered a quasi-member of the team and we would lose so much knowledge if he were to change careers!’

Key clients

Fonterra Cooperative Group Limited

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Kiwibank Limited

Trustpower Limited

Fidelity Life Assurance Company Limited

Auckland International Airport Limited

Spark New Zealand Limited

Earthquake Commission

New Zealand Police

Land Information NZ

Counties Power Limited and technology-focussed group company, ECL Group Limited

Banking and finance Tier 2

Russell McVeagh is a prominent force in debt capital markets, project finance, financial markets regulation, and corporate and acquisition finance. A key adviser to both government and private sector clients on changes to market rules, the firm is 'highly skilled and very professional as well as commercial'. The five-partner banking and finance practice, led by Guy Lethbridge in Wellington, recently assisted banks with the government's NZ$6.25bn Business Finance Guarantee Scheme to support businesses affected by Covid-19. In Auckland, DCM specialist Deemple Budhia, John Powell, who 'has a calm style that comes from a high level of experience and intelligence', and up-and-coming partner David Weavers all stand out. Tom Hunt in Wellington is recommended for corporate and project finance matters.

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Testimonials

‘The team is highly skilled and very professional as well as commercial. They have a great attitude to working with a bank or client to achieve the best result in a balanced way.’

‘John Powell is one of the lead partners – he has a calm style that comes from a high level of experience and intelligence. He is very commercial and looks to the best result for all parties.’

‘The practice is very strong across the board, particularly in the area of compliance with complex financial regulation.’

‘I’d call out in particular Tom Hunt. Tom’s an exceptional lawyer and is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of banking and finance. What makes Tom stand out from the rest is his deep knowledge combined with his ability to translate complex concepts into simple and practical advice which is an invaluable skill in what is highly complex area.’

‘The team is highly capable and prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that all variables have been thoroughly tested. They have great communication skills.’

‘Deemple Budhia is a hugely capable lawyer who deals with complex matters in a time pressured environment with ease – an expert in her field.’

‘Tom Hunt is an excellent lawyer who thinks outside the square. He approaches matters clearly and methodically and looks for the most efficient route to resolving issues as they arise.’

‘An excellent finance practice, one of the strongest in NZ thanks to some exceptionally smart partners and associates. Always a pleasure to deal with and thanks for breadth of talent in the team you are always assured of getting an ‘A’ team on every deal.’

‘Deemple Budhia is an exceptionally talented partner, particularly in the securitisation space. She has the ability to take on a huge amount of complex matters and is always calm, measured and professional in her approach.’

‘Tom Hunt is a fantastic partner to deal with. He is always a pleasure to deal with thanks to his commercial and collaborative approach. He explains things in a clear, reasoned manner and always very responsive on matters.’

Key clients

New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Limited (LGFA)

Argosy Property Limited

Heartland Bank Limited

ASB Bank Limited

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

Bank of New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Pacific Equity Partners

Summerset Holdings Limited

Envirowaste

Spark New Zealand Trading Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 2

'They are timely in their responses, and nothing is a problem', says a client of the litigation practice at Russell McVeagh. The firm has a solid reputation in high-profile litigation on behalf of domestic and international companies and banks. Its work spans key litigation areas such as construction, M&A, insolvency and class actions. It is also frequently involved in high-stakes financial regulatory enforcement matters. Marika Eastwick-Field leads the practice from Auckland, where firm chair and senior litigator Malcolm Crotty remains a key strategic adviser on disputes. IP and regulatory partner Joe Edwards and class action expert Polly Pope are also recommended. In 2020, partner Kirsten Massey joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, where she handled banking litigation. Chris Curran in Wellington is also recommended. Former practice head Sarah Armstrong is now a barrister at Shortland Chambers.

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‘The team is exceptional technically. As a firm, it holds a number of subject matter experts which enables us to seek advice on a wide variety of issues. They are well resourced and work with us as its clients to get the best results.’

‘They are timely in their responses, and nothing is a problem.’

‘They outline all available settlement pathways and the pros and cons of each.’

‘The standout dispute resolution partners for us are Nathaniel Walker and Marika Eastwick-Field. They both have a collaborative, customer-focused work ethic. They have worked hard to understand the organisation’s strategy and provide strategic advice that supports us to reach these objectives whilst maintaining legal compliance. They have both acted on a variety of technical disputes, providing advice on all permissible settlement options.’

‘The Russell McVeagh dispute resolution team has, within it, a wide range of subject matter expertise which makes them a trusted and valued resource for every dispute resolution matter that our business faces. We feel that the team has good depth and knowledge of our business while also being able to divorce itself from its client’s interests to provide well-reasoned, well thought out advice that addresses all of the issues that we may need to when preparing internal advice.’

‘Polly Pope is an experienced litigator that has an exceptional grasp of how courts will interpret contractual information. Polly has demonstrated time and time again that her advice can be trusted, relied on and is expertly drafted.’

‘Joe Edwards is a very promising litigator who, in particular, has become a first port of call for all potential dispute resolution matters that have an IP or consumer law lens. As mentioned in other submissions, Joe has an impressive ability to be able to understand the client’s business and what the key drivers are behind advice. It’s this pragmatism that makes Joe a pleasure to deal with and a go-to when you need quick, reasoned advice. Importantly, Joe isn’t afraid to take a stand on an issue which is refreshing.’

Key clients

Omni Bridgeway (funder for representative action)

Fonterra

Bath Street Capital Limited

Earthquake Commission

Credit Suisse

Mānuka Health New Zealand Limited

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited

Milk New Zealand (Shanghai) Co Limited

New Zealand Guardian Trust Limited

Lendlease Capital Services Pty Ltd

Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited

Insurance Tier 2

Russell McVeagh's insurance group comprises litigation, regulatory, competition, finance and corporate lawyers, for whom matters relating to earthquakes and natural disasters are a prime focus. The work includes transactional advice and high-value disputes, among which are insurance disputes of public importance in relation to the Earthquake Commission's obligations arising from the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010. Commercial litigation partners Marika Eastwick-Field and Nathaniel Walker lead the practice from Auckland. Eastwick-Field handles both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters, while Walker is a key adviser to the Earthquake Commission. The firm's most senior litigator Malcolm Crotty is also involved in insurance matters. Emmeline Rushbrook in Wellington handles law reform, compliance and enforcement matters.

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Earthquake Commission

Intellectual property Tier 2

Russell McVeagh in Auckland has made its mark since it was formed in 2017, building a presence in litigation and commercial IP matters. Among its clients are major local and international corporates in the telecommunications, banking, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, FMCG, media, energy and sporting industries. The firm is 'very commercial, has a great gauge of how regulators are likely to act in our industry and is readily available'. The practice is led by 'market-leading professionalJoe Edwards, who is head of IP, media and marketing law. Head of technology Liz Blythe also has a key role in the practice. Special counsel Brigette Shone joined in 2020 from Baldwins, which is now part of AJ Park, to bolster the firm's IP and litigation capability.

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‘The Russell McVeagh IP team continues to advise on contentious IP issues for our business and has been doing an exceptional job of supporting us as we navigate complex IP issues.’

‘Joe Edwards is exceptionally commercial and pragmatic. He has an impressive ability to be able to understand the client’s business and what the key drivers are behind advice. It’s this pragmatism that makes Joe a pleasure to deal with and a “go-to” when you need quick, reasoned advice. Importantly, Joe isn’t afraid to take a stand on an issue which is refreshing.’

‘The IP team, and Joe Edwards, are technically excellent and combine this with astute commercial understanding of the client’s gaols to achieve optimal outcomes.’

‘Joe Edwards is pragmatic, astute and committed to achieving a good outcome for his clients.’

Key clients

Samsung Electronics New Zealand

Complectus Limited

Ford

Uber

Fonterra

Mānuka Health New Zealand Limited

Google New Zealand Limited

Credit Corp Financial Solutions Pty Ltd

Meridian

McDonald’s

Counties Power Limited and ECL Group Limited

Investment funds Tier 2

Russell McVeagh has a reputation for 'sound commercial nous, top legal performers and quality advice'. The firm works with fund managers, trustees, supervisors, financial advisers, custodians, investors and employers to navigate the red tape, and have close relationships with the regulators to navigate the regulatory and legislative framework governing the market. It helps to establish and structure new funds, handles due diligence and compliance processes, and assists retail and listed funds - domestic and offshore - on their activities. Practice head Dan Jones in Auckland is only partner and he frequently advises fund managers, banks and trustees on their regulatory obligations. In 2020, special counsel Sarah McQueen joined from Bell Gully, bringing a specialist focus on managed funds and superannuation law.

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Testimonials

‘This is a smaller team compared with peers in the industry. They are, however, growing and emerging as a well-known player in that industry. They are recruiting additional personnel to ensure that quality of that practice continues. The firm is one of the top firms in NZ and its strengths and key capabilities include sound commercial nous, top legal performers, and good reputation for quality advice.’

‘The individuals we work with are all great personalities who are fantastic to work with. Their commercial judgement sets them apart from competitors.’

Key clients

BNZ

Citibank N.A.

Guardians of NZ Superannuation

JP Morgan

Mint Asset Management

NZ Funds Management

Oyster Management Limited

Pathfinder Asset Management Ltd

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Westpac Bank New Zealand

Labour and employment Tier 2

Russell McVeagh has a small but highly capable employment practice in Auckland that handles high-profile, complex and sensitive matters for an impressive list of employer clients. It assists them with union-related matters including litigation against unions or disputes that relate to workforces represented by unions. This covers collective bargaining, industrial action and the interpretation of collective agreements. The firm is also frequently involved in managing the departure of senior executives, which involves negotiating exit arrangements and providing advocacy at mediation or in litigation. It also has significant expertise in health and safety matters, as well as advising on regulatory issues. Practice head Kylie Dunn is highly regarded in the market. She is supported by senior associate and litigator Emma Peterson.

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Auckland International Airport Limited

Norske Skog Tasman Limited

Sanford Limited

SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Skyline Management Ltd

StraitNZ Ltd

T&G Global Limited

Tasman Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd

Woolworths Limited (General Distributors Ltd; Progressive Enterprises Ltd)

Visionstream NZ Limited

Projects and resources management (including environment) Tier 2

Russell McVeagh is consistently involved in major projects across New Zealand and is frequently called upon for advice on resource management and environment issues. One client remarks that the practice provides 'a quality service with open, honest and commercially-focused advice'. Daniel Minhinnick in Auckland is national chair of the energy, environment, planning and natural resources practice. Mei Fern Johnson in Wellington is a key adviser on projects in the transport, defence and water sectors. In Auckland, former practice chair Allison Arthur-Young is a highly regarded practitioner; and senior associate Simon Pilkinton has significant experience in district and regional planning matters.

Testimonials

‘Communication is clear, precise and very commercially-focused. Above all,  it is realistic and does not simply tell us what we want to hear.’

‘The advice is risk-orientated. The firm is clear in setting out projects risks from the onset and working with the client on strategy to address these risks and achieve good outcomes.’

‘Relationships are key for us. The firm respects and understands our commercial and operational requirements, opinions and is very much part of the wider team – understanding a broad range of property and planning issues – rather than a simply a required add-on.’

‘Daniel Minhinnick has a track record in significant RMA cases, showing excellent performance at hearings and in mediation, with an understanding of commercial pressures and a wide range of property disciplines. He provides clear explanation of complex issues and is focused on relationship-building.’

‘The Russell McVeagh team is highly adept at tackling complex issues. The team in general is excellent in terms of its responsiveness and transaction management. The senior members of the team are available and seen to be actively leading their teams on each transaction and are enthusiastic in their engagement on achieving the desired outcome.’

‘The firm has high levels of skill, preparedness, and commerciality. It provides excellent knowledge and service.’

‘Russell McVeagh’s projects and resources team works well with the firm’s related practice areas, including its market leading property and construction team.’

Key clients

Watercare Services Ltd

KiwiRail Holdings Limited

Stevenson Group (Drury South Limited)

Auckland International Airport Limited

Ports of Auckland Limited

Panuku Development Auckland Limited

Fonterra Limited

Woolworths New Zealand Limited

Summerset New Zealand

Bunnings Limited

Spark New Zealand Trading Limited

Vector Limited

Westfield New Zealand Limited

Kiwi Property Group Limited

Templeton Group Limited

Genesis Energy Limited

Transport (rail, road, air and sea) Tier 2

The transport group at Russell McVeagh acts for airport and port owners and operators, as well as many key players in the rail and road sectors. Through its highly-rated finance practice, it also acts for numerous investors and funders of transport infrastructure. Its work includes the procurement of ships and aircraft, as well as advising on the regulatory control provisions of the Commerce Act. The firm's shipping team also handles charters, berths, access arrangements, dry-docking, upgrades and refurbishment projects, as well as planning and other environmental approvals, marine pollution, damage, delay and collision matters. Environment and planning specialist Daniel Minhinnick in Auckland and Mei Fern Johnson in Wellington lead the three-partner transport group.

Key clients

Auckland International Airport Limited

Panuku Development Auckland Limited

Infratil Limited

KiwiRail Holdings Limited

New Zealand Airports Association

Ports of Auckland Limited

Fullers Limited

Bus and Coach Association

Mana Coach Services

Howick and Eastern Coach Services

Russell McVeagh is a premier law firm in New Zealand, committed to operating on the cutting edge of legal practice. Characterised by a dynamic network of specialists who are champions for their clients’ strategic goals, this full-service firm provides exceptional service in many practice areas.

Through a comprehensive range of practice areas, outstanding client relations and teamwork, Russell McVeagh is a premiere law firm both nationally and internationally. The firm’s practice groups are respected as leaders in the market – assisting clients with their most complex, challenging and high-profile matters. Russell McVeagh continues to be on almost every major transaction in the country.

Russell McVeagh boasts award-winning lawyers who possess exceptional thought-leadership, depth of experience, and ability to translate complex legal issues into client success stories. The firm’s practice areas and leading lawyers collaborate to provide clear, pragmatic and innovative advice both nationally and internationally. The firm acts for New Zealand’s major corporates, including numerous energy and utilities companies, all of New Zealand’s retail banks, and New Zealand’s largest company and largest listed company.

Department Name Email Telephone
Environment and Resource Management Allison Arthur-Young allison.arthur-young@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8224
Property and Construction Anna Crosbie anna.crosbie@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8140
Corporate and Commercial Ben Paterson ben.paterson@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8334
Property and Real Estate Caleb Hensman caleb.hensman@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8851
Corporate Advisory Cath Shirley-Brown cath.shirley-brown@russellmcveagh.com +64 4 819 7354
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Chris Curran chris.curran@russellmcveagh.com +64 4 819 7507
Competition, Regulatory and Antitrust; Public Law Craig Shrive craig.shrive@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8855
Corporate and Commercial Dan Jones dan.jones@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8410
Environment and Resource Management Daniel Minhinnick daniel.minhinnick@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8714
Property and Construction David Butler david.butler@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8390
Corporate and Commercial David Hoare david.hoare@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8343
Corporate and Commercial David Raudkivi david.raudkivi@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8344
Banking and Finance David Weavers david.weavers@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8165
Banking and Finance Deemple Budhia deemple.budhia@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8335
Property and Construction Ed Crook ed.crook@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8452
Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Competition, Regulatory and Antitrust Emmeline Rushbrook emmeline.rushbrook@russellmcveagh.com +64 4 819 7864
Tax Fred Ward fred.ward@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8313
Tax Greg Neill greg.neill@russellmcveagh.com
Banking and Finance Guy Lethbridge guy.lethbridge@russellmcveagh.com +64 4 819 7538
Corporate and Commercial Ian Beaumont ian.beaumont@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8302
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Joe Edwards joe.edwards@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8172
Corporate and Commercial Joe Windmeyer joe.windmeyer@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8237
Banking and Finance John Powell john.powell@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8303
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Kirsten Massey kirsten.massey@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8893
Employment; Health and Safety Kylie Dunn kylie.dunn@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8136
Corporate and Commercial; Technology and Telecommunications Liz Blythe liz.blythe@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8145
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Malcolm Crotty malcolm.crotty@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8350
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Marika Eastwick-Field marika.eastwick-field@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8838
Restructuring and Insolvency Matthew Kersey matt.kersey@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8124
Corporate and Commercial Mei Fern Johnson meifern.johnson@russellmcveagh.com +64 27 671 2344
Litigation and Construction Michael Taylor michael.taylor@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8819
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Nathaniel Walker nathaniel.walker@russellmcveagh.com +64 4 819 7858
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Polly Pope polly.pope@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8844
Competition, Regulatory and Antitrust Sarah Keene sarah.keene@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8133
Competition, Regulatory and Antitrust; Public Law Tim Clarke tim.clarke@russellmcveagh.com +64 4 819 7532
Banking and Finance Tom Hunt tom.hunt@russellmcveagh.com +64 4 819 7519
Competition, Regulatory and Antitrust Troy Pilkington troy.pilkington@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8108
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Will Irving will.irving@russellmcveagh.com +64 9 367 8252
Photo Name Position Profile
 Allison Arthur-Young photo Allison Arthur-Young Partner
 Liz Blythe photo Liz Blythe Partner
 Deemple Budhia photo Deemple Budhia Partner
 David Butler photo David Butler Partner
 Ed Crook photo Ed Crook Partner
 Anna Crosbie photo Anna Crosbie Partner
 Malcolm Crotty photo Malcolm Crotty Partner
 Chris Curran photo Chris Curran Partner
 Kylie Dunn photo Kylie Dunn Partner
 Marika Eastwick-Field photo Marika Eastwick-Field Partner
 Joe Edwards photo Joe Edwards Partner
 David Hoare photo David Hoare Partner
 Mei Fern Johnson photo Mei Fern Johnson Partner
 Dan Jones photo Dan Jones Partner
 Matthew Kersey photo Matthew Kersey Partner
 Guy Lethbridge photo Guy Lethbridge Partner
 Ben Paterson  photo Ben Paterson Partner
 Troy Pilkington photo Troy Pilkington Partner
 Simon Pilkinton  photo Simon Pilkinton Senior Associate
 Polly Pope photo Polly Pope Partner
 John Powell photo John Powell Partner
 Fred Ward photo Fred Ward Partner
 David Weavers photo David Weavers Partner
 Joe Windmeyer photo Joe Windmeyer Partner
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