Russell McVeagh has appointed four new partners, effective from 1 December. A further partner promotion is expected within the next month, subject to completion of New Zealand Law Society requirements.
Liz Blythe is a member of the Auckland technology team.
She was admitted in September 2009 and returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom in 2017 where she acted for some of the world’s largest technology suppliers and consumers.
Liz specialises in complex technology transactions, including for the procurement, supply, development, manufacturing, outsourcing and commercialisation of technology and e-commerce arrangements.
Anna Crosbie is a member of the Auckland property and construction team.
Admitted in November 2006, she began her career at Russell McVeagh and returned to the firm in 2015 after practising in-house.
Anna advises on all aspects of property and construction law and has particular expertise in high value acquisition and divestment transactions, inbound overseas investment, retail and commercial leasing, hotel management and masterplanned residential development.
Emmeline Rushbrook is a member of the Wellington litigation and dispute resolution team.
She specialises in commercial and financial dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and public/administrative law.
She has extensive experience advising on regulatory investigations, internal investigations and public inquiries. Emmeline was admitted in January 2002 and began her career at the firm. She spent nine years at Clifford Chance in London before returning to Russell McVeagh.
Nathaniel Walker is a member of the Wellington litigation and dispute resolution team.
He is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in trusts and equity, disputes with a cross-border dimension, consumer law and financial services litigation.
Nat was admitted in October 2011. He returned to the firm in late 2017 from Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York. While in New York, Nat also completed his LLM at Columbia University.