Russell McVeagh in abundance: NZ Law Award finalists announced

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Published on: September 19, 2016


The shortlists for the remaining NZ Law Award categories were announced today and Russell McVeagh features as finalists across all awards. This is a significant achievement and adds to the previously announced deal categories, of which the firm is already shortlisted with a total of 11 deals across the five categories.

The remaining award category finalists were announced today, with Russell McVeagh shortlisted for Large Law Firm of the Year (>100 employees), Legal Personnel Employer of Choice (>100 employees), Deal Team of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year, and Senior Associate Ben Paterson for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year.

Russell McVeagh’s Capital Markets team are competing for the Deal Team of the Year award against several peer firms. Russell McVeagh’s Capital Markets team is at the forefront of all major debt and equity deals, is the only firm advising NZ banks on Basel III compliant regulatory capital issues, and has a significant presence in the corporate bond market, acting for issuers, arrangers and supervisors. Work includes advising Spark, The Warehouse, Infratil and Goodman Property Trust, on domestic listed bond issuances.

In the Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year category, Russell McVeagh congratulates Senior Associate Ben Paterson, who has been chosen as a finalist. Ben is a trusted and highly valued member of the Corporate Advisory practice group, and has worked on numerous high-profile mergers and acquisitions in 2015 and early 2016. These involved a number of the firm’s key corporate clients such as Pacific Equity Partners, Fonterra, Lion and Oceania Healthcare.

Russell McVeagh would also like to extend congratulations to all finalists in the In-house Team of the Year award category, which is sponsored by the firm.

The New Zealand Law Awards bring together industry leaders to celebrate excellence in the legal profession, recognising the outstanding achievements of firms and in-house teams across New Zealand. The 2016 awards ceremony will be held at The Langham, Auckland on Thursday 17th November.

Congratulations and good luck to all finalists.

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