Russell McVeagh announced 3 new Senior Associates, effective 1 December 2020.
Hannah Bain, a litigator in the firm's Wellington office, has experience across a wide range of contentious matters. With particular expertise in complex commercial disputes in the infrastructure, energy, banking and financial services sectors, Hannah also has experience in regulatory investigations and issues relating to climate change. She returned to Russell McVeagh in 2020 after spending several years at international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, in London.
Michelle Mau, is based in the firm's Auckland office, and has a broad practice advising on a number of high value commercial disputes for leading businesses across New Zealand. In particular, Michelle has substantial experience advising on construction disputes, property and leasing disputes, insolvency, and health and safety. Michelle joined the firm in 2013, the same year she was admitted to practice.
Patrick Senior advises on environmental and resource management law, local government and climate change. With a range of litigation experience, having appeared before local authorities and the Environment Court, Patrick also advises on a variety of policy, advisory and transactional matters. Patrick returned to the firm in 2020, having previously spent time in London working at Stephenson Harwood.