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, he co-authored the New Zealand Securitisation chapter for the 2022 and 2023 Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guides and the New Zealand chapter within The Law Review's Virtual Currency Regulation Review (edition 5).
Fred is recognised as a top tier tax lawyer by Chambers and Partners 2023 Guide and features in the Hall of Fame in the Legal 500 2022 Guide. He is ranked a World Tax Leader by World Tax 2023, 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 2024, 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.