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IFLR1000 2023: Top Tier Firm

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Published on: October 18, 2023


Russell McVeagh has again been recognised as a Top Tier firm in New Zealand by IFLR1000 2023 – a leading international guide specialising in ranking financial and corporate law firms and lawyers.

Ranking highlights in the latest guide include:

  • Top Tier practice area rankings for Banking and Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, M&A, Project Development and R&I;

  • 'Women Leaders' rankings for a second consecutive year for Banking and Finance partner Deemple Budhia (Capital markets: Debt / Structured Finance) and Corporate partner Mei Fern Johnson (M&A/ Project Development: Infrastructure, also practising in the Energy and Technology sectors), who are also ranked Highly Regarded in these areas;

  • Banking and Finance partner John Powell's new 'Highly Regarded' ranking in Capital Markets: Debt (in addition to being ranked Highly Regarded for Banking and Finance); and

  • First-time 'Rising Star' rankings for Banking and Finance partner Jesse Fairley (Rising Star Partner), and Special Counsel Sarah McQueen (M&A) and Senior Associates Alex MacDuff (R&I) and Ling Yan Pang (Structured Finance and Securitisation), who all ranked as 'Rising Stars'.

This follows the firm being named a Tier 1 firm across the other main legal directories in 2023, including Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific guides, and winning the NZ Law Firm of the Year award at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards in May. 

Read more about our firm's rankings in the IFLR1000 guide here.

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