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Russell McVeagh
LEVEL 19, NTT Tower
New Zealand

Work Department

Banking and Finance




Guy is the National Practice Group Chair for Russell McVeagh’s Banking and Finance team and specialises in debt capital markets and the regulation of banks and other financial institutions. He advises on debt and hybrid issuances, covered bonds, securitisation, derivatives, regulatory capital instruments, NZX listing rules and regulatory issues affecting banks and other financial institutions. Guy regularly advises the New Zealand Bankers Association on industry issues and recently has been advising Government entities on funding transactions for provincial growth and post-Covid-19 recovery.

Guy became a partner at Russell McVeagh in 2004. He was admitted to practice in England and Wales in 1997 and spent a number of years practicing in the United Kingdom. Guy was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 1991.


LLB (Hons), BA, University of Otago.

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Guy LethbridgeRussell McVeagh

Well-regarded for its ability to offer clients an ‘excellent level of service’ and a ‘solution-focused’ approach, Russell McVeagh advise clients on a broad range of issues, covering debt capital markets, project finance, financial markets regulation, and corporate and acquisition finance. The practice is led by Guy Lethbridge, who specialises in debt capital markets and the regulation of banks, insurers, and other financial institutions; he also regularly assists the New Zealand Bankers Association on industry issues. Debt capital markets specialist Deemple Budhia is key port of call to some of New Zealand’s top banks and is regarded as an expert in consumer credit law. John Powell is a specialist in sustainability lending, complex debt restructuring solutions, and supply-chain financing arrangements, while David Weavers is noted for his experience on market-leading corporate finance matters.