Fred has been a partner with Russell McVeagh since 1995.
He is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Tax Committee, a member of the International Fiscal Association and co-authored the New Zealand Securitisation chapter for the 2022 Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guides.
Fred is recognised as a top tier tax lawyer by Chambers and Partners 2022 Guide and features in the Hall of Fame in the Legal 500 2022 Guide. He is ranked Highly Regarded by the World Tax 2021 Guide, and as a Distinguished Tax Lawyer by Asialaw Profiles 2022, Expert Guides 2020, and as a Leading Adviser by Tax Controversy Leaders (2017 Edition). He has been twice named 'Lawyer of the Year' for tax law by Best Lawyers® New Zealand and has been voted by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® New Zealand Guide for Tax Law from 2008 to 2023, as well as being named a Global Leader for Corporate Tax-Advisory and Corporate Tax-Controversy in the Who's Who Legal Global Guides. He is on the team which won 'International Deal of the Year' at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards.