Russell McVeagh

Sarah Keene

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Practice Areas

Sarah heads the firm’s highly successful competition law practice, which has earned the highest New Zealand ranking from the Global Competition Review, a guide to the world’s leading competition law specialists.

Sarah specialises in competition, consumer and regulatory law and litigation and advises clients in relation to Commerce Commission investigations, prosecutions and appeals; the legality of behavioural arrangements and conduct; clearances and authorisations of mergers and acquisitions; and generally in relation to competition law advice, appeals and judicial reviews.

Professional Memberships

Sarah began her career with Russell McVeagh and became a partner at the firm in 2006. Sarah was named the representative of large law firms on the New Zealand Law Society council in 2019, she also currently serves as Co-Chair of Russell McVeagh's Diversity Committee.

Last year, Sarah presented on Plurality and Privacy at the annual RBB Economics Sydney conference and at the 29th annual workshop for the Competition Law and Policy Institute of NZ on 'Consumer Analytica: New Zealand Consumer Law Application to International Developments in Privacy and Use of Data'. Sarah also presented alongside Corporate Partner Ian Beaumont for a CPD session on Cartel allegations in capital raising underwrites – what can we learn from the ACCC's recent charges?