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Russell McVeagh Welcomes Back 6 Senior Lawyers

Russell McVeagh Welcomes Back 6 Senior Lawyers (via Qpute.com)


Russell McVeagh is welcoming back an impressive group of
senior alumni who have returned to the firm over recent
months, with many of these lawyers re-joining the firm
following overseas experience working at top global law
firms.

In addition to Tax
partner Greg Neill
who joins the firm in April*, Louise
Taylor
has joined as Special
Counsel (Technology), and Sarah
DeSourdy Hastings
(Banking and Finance), Petra
Carey
(Competition/Public Law and Regulation), Isaac
Manase
(Corporate Advisory) and Natalie Steur (Property and Construction) are the firm’s newest
Senior Associates.

Louise
Taylor,
Special Counsel,
Technology

Louise has over 20 years’
experience as a technology specialist in New Zealand and the
United Kingdom. She specialises in technology contracts and
projects, and has advised on many business critical projects
involving the supply of core technology solutions,
infrastructure and services. She also advises on regulatory
compliance issues, and has a particular interest in helping
clients to harness the potential benefits of AI and other
new and emerging technologies in a lawful and ethical way.
Louise has written and spoken widely in both the UK and in
New Zealand on artificial intelligence, the internet of
things, cloud/fog computing, quantum computing, drones, and
other technology trends.

Sarah
DeSourdy Hastings
, Senior
Associate, Banking and Finance

Sarah
began her career with the firm as a Summer Clerk and returns
following over six years working in Allen & Overy LLP’s
London office in the international capital markets group. As
a Senior Associate, Sarah advised banks and asset managers
on structured finance transactions.

Petra
Carey
, Senior Associate,
Competition/Public Law and
Regulation

Petra is a competition and
regulatory lawyer, with over ten years’ experience advising
clients on complex competition and regulatory matters in New
Zealand, the UK and Europe across a range of industries.
Prior to 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.

Isaac
Manase
, Senior Associate,
Corporate Advisory

Isaac brings extensive
experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, private
equity transactions, overseas investment, joint ventures and
a broad range of general corporate matters, joining our
Corporate Advisory practice. He has spent the last four
years with Slaughter and May in London advising on high
profile cross-border and domestic transactions.

Natalie Steur, Senior Associate,
Property and Construction

Natalie
re-joins the Property practice after 9 years working in
London, most recently for Addleshaw Goddard LLP. Natalie
advises on all aspects of property law, particularly in
relation to complex and structured real estate transactions
and her areas of specialisation include commercial
acquisitions and divestments, development agreements and
pre-lets and real estate focused mergers and
acquisitions.

Russell McVeagh CEO Jo Avenell said, “We’re pleased that these talented alumni
have chosen to return to our firm – it’s particularly
rewarding to know that many began their legal careers here
and following time away gaining international experience,
have each made the decision to continue their successful
careers with us .”

*subject to Law Society
requirements.

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