The Australasian Law Awards were held in Sydney last night and Russell McVeagh was recognised as part of the team advising on the 2015 M&A Deal of the Year and Australian Deal of the Year.
Westfield Group’s demerger and subsequent merger with Westfield Retail Trust picked up the award over four other finalists. Russell McVeagh assisted the global shopping centre operator on all aspects of the financing arrangements associated with this transaction.
M&A Deal of the Year is an Australasian-wide category, and Russell McVeagh was the only New Zealand firm to win in an Australasian deal category. The firm was also the only New Zealand finalist for the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award.
The Australasian Law Awards bring together industry leaders across both New Zealand and Australia, and celebrate excellence within the legal professions.
Russell McVeagh also sponsors the award for NZ In-house Legal Team of the Year. We would like to congratulate this year’s recipient, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, on their win.