Russell McVeagh

Public Law Department

New Zealand
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Clients choose our team for its depth of knowledge and proven track record. We guide clients through complex constitutional and administrative law matters, as well as helping them to engage with both local and national government.

Our dedicated Wellington team are based within the heart of New Zealand Government, and maintain an extensive network of contacts which clients can tap into.

The team is made up of former government advisers, crown counsel and experts on constitutional law and other dynamic public law professionals, who have experience representing organisations such as ExxonMobil, Watercare Services and the Auckland Transition Agency.

Over the last few years we have seen a continued complex interplay between policy, regulation and litigation for key infrastructure sectors. There is a heightened demand for legal advisers that can seamlessly advise on all disciplines and assist to optimise strategy and advocacy to Ministers, officials, regulators and courts. 

Russell McVeagh is at the forefront of developments in this area, advising the largest companies (Vector, Auckland International Airport and Spark) in each core sector on the Commerce Commission's development of pricing methodologies, other regulatory requirements, and court proceedings in relation to those decisions.


Clarke, Tim

Marks, Catherine

Salmond, Sarah

Shrive, Craig


Aquaculture, New Zealand

Auckland International Airport, New Zealand

Fairfax Media, New Zealand

Fulton Hogan, New Zealand

KiwiRail, New Zealand

Meridian, New Zealand

Mighty River Power, New Zealand

New Zealand Airports Association, New Zealand

NZME, New Zealand

Trustpower, New Zealand

Watercare, New Zealand