Anthony Harper has announced a number of new appointments.
Annelies McClure has joined as Special Counsel, based in Wellington.
Her expertise is in the interpretation and application of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 and she has significant public sector knowledge and experience.
Annelies was admitted in 1990 and worked in private practice before joining the public sector.
Kate Morrison joins Anthony Harper's public law team in Auckland as a senior associate.
She has a background in public and regulatory law and commercial litigation.
Before joining Anthony Harper, Kate was at a boutique litigation firm. Kate was admitted in 2008 and began her legal career as a Judges' Clerk at the Auckland High Court.
Luana Nickles recently returned from Australia to join the employment team in Auckland as a senior associate.
She has experience in all areas of employment law including acting in industrial relations disputes and advising on discrimination and health and safety matters.
Admitted in 2006, Luana worked most recently at a top-tier Australian firm where she acted in a number of high-profile disputes.
Bridget Riley has joined the Auckland office in a newly created position as Special Advisor (Tax). tax advisor.
She has over 20 years' experience in two of the 'Big 4' accounting firms and works with businesses on tax planning.
She has a particular focus on international tax assisting both in-bound businesses and New Zealand owned businesses expanding off-shore.
Matt Smith joins the firm’s corporate advisory team as a senior associate.
Based in Auckland, Matt will focus on advising technology, fintech and emerging 'start-up' companies.
Matt was admitted in 2007 and has worked at one of New Zealand's largest firms and internationally in London.
Natasha Razak has joined the corporate advisory practice in Christchurch as an associate.
She has worked internationally in top-tier law firms and has experience in a broad range of banking law, with a commercial focus, including cross-border leveraged buy-outs, acquisition finance and restructuring transactions.