Russell McVeagh

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Number of partners: 37 Number of lawyers: 206
Languages:
Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog

Firm Overview:
Russell McVeagh is the premier law firm in New Zealand, characterised by a dynamic network of specialists who are champions for their clients’ strategic goals. This full-service firm provides exceptional service through its comprehensive range of practice areas and clear, innovative advice. Russell McVeagh is committed to operating on the cutting edge of legal practice and boasts award-winning lawyers who are internationally-recognised for thought-leadership, depth of experience and ability to translate complex legal issues into client success stories.

Main Areas of Practice:

Competition:
2 partners, 7 fee earners Advising Fairfax and NZME on media merger; representing NZ’s largest banks on sale of Paymark; Daiken Corporation in acquisition of 100% shares of Dongwha; intelliHUB Holdings on acquisition of Metrix; Alstom SA on the NZ aspects of the proposed global merger of Alstom and Siemens AG’s rail mobility businesses.
Key Clients: Spark, Fonterra, NZME, Lion Pty Limited.
Contact: Sarah Keene
Tel: +64 9 367 8133
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/Commercial:
9 partners, 50 fee earners Advising the Board of Trade Me on its contested takeover by Apax Partners, Samling Group on the sale of Hikurangi Forest Farms to New Forests, Infratil on the sale of NZ Bus, ANZ on the sale of UDC Finance to Shinsei Bank, and Auckland Airport on its capital raise by way of an underwritten placement and share purchase plan.
Key Clients: Spark, Trustpower, Fonterra, Pacific Equity Partners, Auckland International Airport.
Contact: David Hoare
Tel: +64 9 367 8343
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
5 partners, 21 fee earners Advising banks, insurers, corporates, and state and municipal entities on a broad range of finance related matters, including debt capital markets, derivatives, corporate finance, project finance, securitisation and regulatory compliance.
Key Clients: ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac, Kiwibank, Heartland Bank, LGFA.
Contact: Guy Lethbridge
Tel:
+64 9 367 7538
Email:
[email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
11 partners, 40 fee earners Acting for Fonterra in judicial review proceedings; the Earthquake Commission on a variety of highprofile litigation; Credit Suisse on a significant shareholder class action for alleged securities law breaches; and Bath Street Capital in litigation against Pyne Gould Corporation.
Key Clients: Earthquake Commission, Credit Suisse, Fonterra, Bath Street Capital.
Contact: Marika Eastwick-Field
Tel: +64 9 367 8838
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
2 partners, 9 fee earners Advising tax aspects of Basel III regulatory capital offerings for ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Kiwibank; Trustpower’s demerger; litigation for Trustpower, Vector, Michael Hill and Queenstown Airport.
Key Clients: Trustpower, BNZ, Westpac, ANZ, Exxon Mobil, Cheung Kong Infrastructure.
Contact: Fred Ward
Tel: +64 9 367 8313
Email: [email protected]

Public Law & Policy:
3 partners, 11 fee earners Advising a range of clients on the impact of COVID-19 and various regulatory and legislative responses; on reform of the overseas investment regime; advising regulated airports, telecommunications and electricity companies on the economic regulatory regime; advising various tertiary education providers on the implications of the ROVE reforms and issues with the TEC.
Key Clients: Vector, Fonterra, Meridian Energy, Spark, NZ Airports, Watercare Services, Genesis Energy.
Contact: Tim Clarke
Tel: +64 4 819 7532
Email: [email protected]

Property & Construction:
4 partners, 19 fee earners Acting for institutional property owners and corporate owners and occupiers, including Auckland International Airport on the development of The Landing Industrial Park; syndicators Oyster on various acquisitions including an interest in the Tauranga Crossing Shopping Centre for $189m and Pastoral House in Wellington; Envirowaste on its 275 hectare acquisition for a new waste facility; Goodman Property Trust on various acquisitions including a sale and leaseback of T&G’s head office in Auckland; Visy on the sale and leaseback of its Hamilton facility; NZ PropCo on its acquisition of the Todd Property portfolio and Kuehne+Nagel on the sale of a portfolio of industrial assets.
Key Clients: Goodman, Precinct, Kiwi Properties, Auckland International Airport, JP Morgan, Public Sector Pension Board of Canada, Oyster.
Contact: Ed Crook
Tel:
+64 9 367 8452
Email:
[email protected]

Employment:
1 partner, 5 fee earners Assisting large New Zealand employers with industrial issues, disputes and personal grievances.
Key Clients:
Woolworths, Visionstream, Meridian, Auckland International Airport, T&G, SKYCITY, Sanford.
Contact:
Kylie Dunn
Tel:
+64 9 367 8136
Email: [email protected]

Environment, Planning & Natural Resources:
3 partners, 11 fee earners Advising Auckland Airport on the development of its second runway; Watercare on the Central and Northern Interceptors and the North Harbour 2 Watermain; Stevenson Group on the Drury South Crossing development; Waste Management on the Auckland Regional Landfill; and Ports of Auckland on its channel deepening proposal.
Key Clients: Fonterra, Ports of Auckland, Auckland International Airport, Watercare, Vector, Scentre Group, Panuku Development Auckland, Waste Management, Summerset.
Contact: Daniel Minhinnick
Tel:
+64 9 367 8714
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
5 partners, 20 fee earners Advising liquidators of Halifax Group; receivers of Tamarind Taranaki oilfield; voluntary administrators of CBL Insurance; Hogan Lovells LLP in relation to Sergei Pugachev; and receivers of Hawkins Group Construction Insolvency.
Key Clients: Calibre Partners, KPMG, PwC, ANZ, Westpac, BDO, McGrathNicol, Samsung.
Contact: Matt Kersey
Tel: +64 9 367 8124
Email: [email protected]

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Contributions

Total 3 contributions

Law and Practice

Acquisition Finance 2021 in New Zealand

Authors: David Weavers, Matt Consedine

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David Weavers
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Deemple Budhia
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Guy Lethbridge
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John Powell
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Tom Hunt
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Sarah Keene
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Sarah KeeneCompetition/Antitrust
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Guy LethbridgeBanking & Finance
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Tim ClarkePublic Law
David ButlerReal Estate
Ed CrookReal Estate
Matthew KerseyRestructuring/Insolvency
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Deemple BudhiaBanking & Finance
John PowellBanking & Finance
Troy PilkingtonCompetition/Antitrust
Joe WindmeyerCorporate/Commercial
Mei Fern JohnsonEnergy & Natural Resources
Craig ShrivePublic Law
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David HoareCorporate/Commercial
Polly PopeDispute Resolution
Kylie DunnEmployment
Allison Arthur-YoungEnvironment & Resource Management
Polly PopeRestructuring/Insolvency

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Level 30, Vero Centre,

48 Shortland Street,

PO Box 8

DX CX10085

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Auckland

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