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Russell McVeagh

Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Full-service firm with a commercial practice advising an impressive cross-section of domestic and international clients. Offers a broad capability with notable expertise on high-value corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and ECM transactions. Handles deals in a wide range of sectors, including energy, finance, insurance, healthcare and real estate. Also able to assist clients with corporate restructuring procedures.

Strengths

A client praises the team's collaborative and commercial approach, commenting: "They're great at supplementing the knowledge and talent of the internal team and working as one team together, and the advice is pragmatic, commercial and easily digested."

A further client adds: "The work is completed efficiently and with careful consideration. I always feel that the advice is thoughtful."

Work highlights

Acted for Infratil on its NZD145 million sale of NZ Bus to Next Capital.

Notable practitioners

Ben Paterson is praised for his practical approach to matters, one client commenting: "He's very responsive and pragmatic, and I don't have any hesitation going to him." He frequently advises in relation to private equity transactions and is also active with regard to public M&A deals.

David Hoare is an established figure in the market who often assists clients on private equity and public M&A transactions as well as on corporate restructuring matters.

Joe Windmeyer is well regarded for his work advising clients on M&A and equity capital markets transactions. A client notes: "He's a terrific deals lawyer and a pleasure to work with."

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Overview

In the highly competitive corporate world, clients want advisers who understand their needs and can help them realise their goals. Clients operating in challenging industries and engaging in complex transactions require dedicated legal advice which is commercial, sophisticated and clear so they can get on with ensuring the deal is a success.

Corporate clients may need a full suite of services, from assistance with planning and executing transactions, to managing regulatory issues, from guidance in the midst of a hostile takeover to advice on corporate governance or insurance, clients need to be able to trust their legal advisers have all the bases covered.

By focusing on the unique needs of each of our clients, and tailoring legal solutions to suit their circumstances, we have remained industry leaders in corporate advisory for over a century. We have worked with a range of major corporate clients, across a vast range of industries including financial, agribusinesses, energy, media and telecommunications.

Our lawyers work across specialities to deliver advice on a broad range of issues, to local and international clients ranging from NZX 50 corporates to private equity and fund managers.

We provide general commercial advice, as well as assistance with outsourcing, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Members

Beaumont, Ian

Blythe, Liz

Hoare, David

Johnson, Mei Fern

Jones, Dan

Jones, Lance

Paterson, Ben

Paterson, Ben

Raudkivi, David

Shirley-Brown, Cath

Clients

Auckland International Airport

Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited

Goodman Property Trust

KiwiRail Limited

Lion Limited

Meridian Energy

Pacific Equity Partners

Precinct Properties

Progressive Enterprises

Wesfarmers Insurance

Corporate/Commercial

Russell McVeagh

firm
Location

Level 30, Vero Centre,

48 Shortland Street,

PO Box 8

DX CX10085

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

1140

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Zealand

Corporate/Commercial


Ben Paterson
Band 4
David Hoare
Band 3
Joe Windmeyer
Band 2