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Russell McVeagh
New Zealand

Work Department

Property and Construction




Anna advises on all aspects of property and construction law and is trusted to deliver on the largest and most complex transactions in the market. She is known for achieving exceptional commercial outcomes in the delivery of projects which are helping to reshape New Zealand. Anna has particular expertise in high value acquisition and divestment transactions, inbound overseas investment, retail, industrial and commercial leasing, solar energy, hotel management and master-planned residential development.

Anna was promoted to partner in 2018, after returning to Russell McVeagh in 2015. She was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2006 and spent a few years working as legal counsel for a property company.


Anna was elected to the Property Council New Zealand’s governing body, its National Council, in March 2019 and re-elected in 2021.


LLB (Hons), BA, University of Otago.

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Real estate and construction

(Next Generation Partners: Real estate and construction)

Anna CrosbieRussell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh’s practice covers the full spectrum of construction and real estate work. On the construction side, it is best known for expertise in highly sensitive disputes, project development, procurement and leasing arrangements. In terms of real estate work, the team specialises in high-value capital markets transactions, acquisitions and sales. Ed Crook leads the firm’s front-end construction offering, which is focused primarily on advising institutional property owners relating to major developments across Australia. Polly Pope leads the firm’s contentious mandates, acting for principals, financiers, contractors and consultants in a diverse range of disputes and significant projects. David Butler stands out for his strong track record when advising on complex capital markets transactions and development schemes. Anna Crosbie and Michael Taylor are also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Auckland.