New Zealand Law Society - Competition and Regulatory law specialists promoted to Russell McVeagh partnership

Competition and Regulatory law specialists promoted to Russell McVeagh partnership

Bradley Aburn and Petra Carey have been promoted to Partner.

Law firm Russell McVeagh announces that it has promoted two of its Competition and Regulatory law specialists to partner – Bradley Aburn and Petra Carey.  

Petra Carey and Bradley Aburn

Petra and Bradley began their careers at Russell McVeagh and have since returned to the firm across the last few years following the experience gained at top global firms. They are part of a team that includes partners Troy Pilkington, Craig Shrive and Tim Clarke, in the field of competition and regulatory law in Aotearoa.

Board Chair Allison Arthur-Young says, "Petra and Bradley play key leadership roles in our Competition and Regulatory practice group. They each started their career with us over a decade ago, and following extensive experience in Europe, in recent years they've both returned to the firm to further strengthen our offering for clients on all aspects of competition and regulatory law."

Bradley Aburn

Bradley returned to the firm in 2019 having spent over five years working at Slaughter and May in both their London and Brussels offices. He has experience in advising clients on matters relating to mergers/acquisitions (M&A), competition law investigations, Commerce Commission market studies, joint ventures and collaborative activities, competitor collaborations and partnering arrangements, syndication, internal competition and consumer law compliance programmes and other regulatory issues (including electricity regulation).

From his time practising in Europe, Bradley gained experience in advising on the full ambit of European competition law issues and coordinating merger control filings in multiple jurisdictions on large global transactions. Bradley draws on this international experience to provide a perspective on New Zealand issues where there may be a lack of domestic precedent.

Petra Carey                                                                                           

Petra has over ten years' experience advising clients on complex competition and regulatory matters in New Zealand, the UK and Europe across a range of industries. Before re-joining Russell McVeagh, Petra spent over six years working at Clifford Chance LLP in London and then as competition counsel at a leading technology private equity firm.

Since returning to the firm, Petra has advised on the competition law aspects of a number of M&A transactions before the Commerce Commission, clients in relation to a Commerce Commission market study and a cartel investigation, as well as advising extensively on regulatory matters, including the economic regulation of airports, electricity lines businesses and gas distribution businesses.