Russell McVeagh's role in supporting clients' achievements highlighted

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Published on: January 26, 2022


Top Tier law firm Russell McVeagh and its star team of lawyers' work providing clients with an exceptional client experience has been recognised in the latest independent Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 Guide released this month. The firm's Corporate and M&A, Data Protection, Real Estate and Construction,Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Transport and Restructuring and Insolvency expertise all received eminent rankings, with Transport receiving a new Tier 1 ranking, and the firm is recommended across 9 additional areas of law in this year's Guide.

With infrastructure, water and climate change being key areas of focus for many of the firm's clients, the team's strength in these areas was further acknowledged with partners Daniel Minhinnick and Allison Arthur-Young ranking as 'Leading Individuals', and Simon Pilkinton named a 'Next Generation Partner', in both 'Projects and Resources Management, including Environment' and 'Transport' practice areas.

Russell McVeagh's emerging talent is recognised with new rankings for partner Nathaniel Walker ('Next Generation Partner', Restructuring and Insolvency), and senior associates Bradley Aburn ('Rising Star', Competition Law) and Jeremy Upson ('Rising Star', Restructuring and Insolvency), in addition to a number of lawyers who are recognised as 'Next Generation Partners' and 'Recommended' in their respective areas.

Corporate Advisory Practice Group Chair David Hoare is recognised in Legal 500's Hall of Fame for the first time, alongside eminent practitioners Guy Lethbridge (Banking and Finance), Ed Crook (Real Estate and Construction), Matthew Kersey (Restructuring and Insolvency), and Fred Ward (Tax) who continue to be recognised in this list for lawyers considered at the pinnacle of the profession.  

Some feedback from the independent research process included:

"Russell McVeagh are unparalleled in providing the right style of advice for the right situation. Whether we need a full opinion, a quick call or to collaborate directly with our business, every piece of advice is high-quality and tailored to what we need."

"The team’s commercial knowledge of the sector is second to none. They are quick to respond on complicated matters with a detailed analysis and a pragmatic solution."

"Strong technical skills and outstanding relationship management. Very good at taking legal concepts and explaining the need/construct of the issue for non-legal people."

"They are commercial and work to understand what we are trying to achieve. This characteristic in particular makes them a pleasure to work with."

Russell McVeagh partners who are ranked as Leading Individuals include Deemple Budhia and John Powell (Banking and Finance), Troy Pilkington (Competition Law), Mei Fern Johnson (Corporate and M&A and Technology, Media and Telecommunications), David Hoare, Dan Jones, Ben Paterson and Joe Windmeyer (Corporate and M&A), Kylie Dunn (Labour and Employment), David Butler (Real Estate and Construction), Polly Pope (Real Estate and Construction and Restructuring and Insolvency), Marika Eastwick-Field and Malcolm Crotty (Dispute Resolution), Joe Edwards (Data Protection and Intellectual Property), and Allison Arthur-Young and Daniel Minhinnick (Projects and Resource Management, including Environment and Transport).

The Legal 500 is one the world's leading legal directories and provides a snapshot of the most esteemed law firms and lawyers from more than 150 jurisdictions.

The full Asia-Pacific 2022 Guide can be found here.

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