Four Russell McVeagh alumni appointed as Queen's Counsel
Four Russell McVeagh alumni have been appointed as Queen's Counsel this month by Attorney-General Christopher Finalyson.
Gillian Coumbe graduated from the University of Auckland before beginning her career in Russell McVeagh's Auckland office. She joined the independent bar in 2001.
Matthew Dunning joined Russell McVeagh in 1986 and became a partner in 1990 before joining the bar in 2004. He is a general commercial litigator specialising in competition law.
Philip Skelton graduated from the University of Auckland (LLB) and Oxford (BCL). He practised law with Russell McVeagh for 23 years, broken only by a brief period studying and working overseas. He joined the bar in 2006 and advises on employment law and civil litigation.
Justin Smith joined Russell McVeagh as a partner in 1994 and left the firm in 2007 to go to the indepdent bar as a commercial litigator.
The announcements are part of the first round of 26 Queen's Counsel appointments since 2007, following the reinstatement of the title by the Attorney-General in June 2009. The role of Queen's Counsel is awarded to barristers sole who have demonstrated excellence in their careers, and recognises experience, legal knowledge, integrity, leadership and extraordinary ability as litigators.
Russell McVeagh would like to congratulate its alumni on their achievement.
Congratulations to the 2013 INFINZ Award Winners
Russell McVeagh would like to congratulate all the winners at this year's INFINZ Industry Awards.
The awards, announced this week, are run by the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc. They are designed to recognise excellence in New Zealand capital markets and to raise standards in the marketplace.
Russell McVeagh is proud to have acted as a legal advisor on three of the winning transactions - the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund IPO (PwC Equity Issue of the Year), the Telecom Demerger (Chapman Tripp M&A Transaction of the Year) and the NZ Local Government Funding Agency Inaugural $300m Bond Issue (Trustees Executors Debt Issue of the Year).
The full list of winners is available here.