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Russell McVeagh
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate Advisory




Dan has extensive experience advising clients on complex corporate and commercial legal issues, specialising in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, listing rules and funds management (including KiwiSaver and superannuation). He also advises on exemptions from New Zealand securities law requirements, trustee licensing and employee share schemes.

Dan started his career as a scholar at Russell McVeagh in 2003 and was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2004. He became partner at Russell McVeagh in 2012 and is the National Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Previously, he was the National Practice Group Chair for Russell McVeagh’s Corporate Advisory team.


LLB (Hons), BCom, BA, University of Auckland.

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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Russell McVeagh acts for a range of domestic and international clients, including financial institutions, private equity funds, corporate organisations, government bodies and infrastructure operators on M&A transactions, joint ventures and equity capital market mandates. Praised for its ‘commerciality, responsiveness and collaboration’, the team is led by Auckland-based David Hoare, who is ‘among the most experienced corporate lawyers in New Zealand’, advising high-profile clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions. The Auckland office is also home to Joe Windmeyer, Ben Paterson – who commended ‘for his ability to cut through complex issues’ – Dan Jones, Ian Beaumont and David Raudkivi, all of whom have experience in M&A transactions and general corporate matters. In the firm’s Wellington office, ‘excellent partnerMei Fern Johnson specialises in investment in (and procurement of) infrastructure, technology, transport and energy projects, while Auckland-based Cath Shirley-Brown is a ‘solution-focused’ partner with experience in cross-border transitions.

New Zealand > Investment funds

Russell McVeagh frequently works alongside fund managers, trustees, supervisors, financial advisers, custodians, investors and employers, advising on the establishment, operation, restructuring and wind up of funds and investment schemes. According to one client, the team ‘has deep experience, which when blended with their commercial and practical approach, results in quality client outcomes’. In the firm’s Auckland office, corporate advisory partner Dan Jones leads the practice and advises on a range of issues facing managed funds, while special counsel Sarah McQueen handles compliance matters relating to unit trusts, superannuation and KiwiSaver schemes, and discretionary investment management services.