Russell McVeagh

Corporate/Commercial Department

New Zealand
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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. The team 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.

Notable practitioners

Ben Paterson enters the rankings after receiving impressive feedback for his transactional expertise and "strong presence in the private equity market." Sources describe him as a "solution finder" who provides "good commercial judgement" and is "pragmatic in the way he deals with issues."

Clients describe David Hoare as a "high-quality lawyer" who is "delightful and easy to work with." He is sought out by clients for expertise in handling joint ventures, M&A and private equity transactions.

Clients single out Joe Windmeyer for his "exceptional knowledge and experience" in handling M&A transactions, joint ventures and securities transactions. "I would rate his contribution as first-class," says an impressed interviewee.