New Zealand Law Society - Russell McVeagh promotes Six to Senior Associate

Russell McVeagh promotes Six to Senior Associate

Promotion of six lawyers to Senior Associate at Russell McVeagh in the Banking & Finance, Corporate Advisory, Litigation, and Real Estate & Construction from 1 December 2022.

L-R: Joanna Trezise, Ruth Egermayer, Simon Mackley, Charlotte Fleetwood-Smith, Jeremy Whyte and Peter Callus

"It's fantastic to see these lawyers recognised for their diligence and commitment to the firm and their clients," Board Chair Allison Arthur-Young said.

Joanna Trezise - Senior Associate, Litigation

Joanna is an Auckland-based litigator who acts and advises on a broad range of complex commercial disputes, with a focus on construction disputes, regulatory investigations and enforcement, and trust disputes. With a previous career in the arts, Joanna also has a particular interest in matters relating to the arts and cultural sector. Joanna is the editor of Russell McVeagh's quarterly construction disputes publication, Breaking Ground, and serves on the Auckland District Law Society's CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Committee. She was elected to the council of New Zealand's Society for Construction Law in 2022. Prior to joining Russell McVeagh, Joanna worked as a prosecutor, undertaking criminal prosecutions on behalf of regulatory agencies and the Crown.

Ruth Egermayer - Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory

Ruth is a commercial lawyer based in the Wellington office. She specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, with a particular focus on technology and infrastructure. Her experience includes advising public sector agencies on complex technology procurement and outsourcing. Prior to joining Russell McVeagh in 2019, Ruth worked in-house as a commercial lawyer at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for several years.

Simon Mackley - Senior Associate, Banking and Finance

Simon specialises in Banking and Finance law, advising clients on a range of corporate, acquisition and project finance transactions, debt capital markets and listing and participant rules and the regulation of financial service providers in New Zealand. Simon is a 'home-grown' talent, having started his career at the firm in 2016 and is based in the Wellington office, alongside partners Guy Lethbridge and Tom Hunt.

Charlotte Fleetwood-Smith - Senior Assosiate, Litigation

Charlotte has been part of the Auckland Litigation team since 2019 and has an extensive background in consumer law, privacy, and intellectual property matters. She has built up significant expertise in the fair trading arena, including all kinds of Fair Trading Act instructions and on regulatory engagements. Charlotte also handles disputes based and commercially focused privacy and intellectual property matters, including advising on privacy compliance, complaints and breaches, as well as complex data use cases. She frequently works with clients on intellectual property infringement, passing off, brand strategy and commercialisation of intellectual property. 

Jeremy Whyte - Senior Associate, Real Estate & Construction

Jeremy is a commercial real estate lawyer who advises New Zealand's most experienced property investors and developers, including large domestic and overseas managed funds and property institutions and corporate property owner/occupiers on their most important projects. Jeremy has particular expertise working on commercial and residential land development projects. He joined Russell McVeagh in 2018 from a boutique New Zealand firm.

Peter Callus - Senior Associate, Corporate Advisory

Peter joined Russell McVeagh's Corporate Advisory team in Wellington in 2021. He provides solution focused commercial and corporate law advice to his clients across multiple sectors, including on M&A transactions, joint ventures, business structuring (and re-structuring) and general corporate advisory. This includes drafting and negotiating complex service agreements, supply agreements and strategic/framework agreements. He is also a key contributor to Russell McVeagh's Energy Blog.