Russell McVeagh partners scoop IFLR Women in Law Awards
Two Russell McVeagh partners have picked up awards at the IFLR Australasian Women in Business Law Awards, held in Sydney on 16 August.
These awards celebrate Australasian firms with the best gender diversity, innovation, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management initiatives, along with recognising women who are leaders in their legal fields.
Pip Greenwood, a partner in the Auckland corporate team, won the Australasian award for Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. This follows Pip's recent third win of the ALB NZ Dealmaker of the Year award earlier in May 2012.
Mei Fern Johnson, a partner in the Wellington corporate team, has won the Australasian Rising Star award.
Congratulations to Mei Fern and Pip. Many of the other nominees were from Australian firms, so the wins acknowledge them as leading lawyers in their fields, and as inspirational female lawyers, not only in New Zealand but across Australasia.
Russell McVeagh big New Zealand winners at the Australasian Law Awards 2012
Russell McVeagh has scooped up all three major New Zealand awards at the 2012 ALB, and three of the five awards for which the firm was nominated.
The Russell McVeagh Corporate Advisory Group (Auckland and Wellington), won New Zealand Deal Team of the Year 2012, in recognition of all their outstanding work in the past year; Corporate Advisory Group Partner Pip Greenwood also won New Zealand Dealmaker of the Year. This is Pip's third Dealmaker of the Year Award - she also won in 2008 and 2010 - and the hat trick is a huge achievement.
The $4.3 billion Telecom Demerger, on which Russell McVeagh was the sole New Zealand legal advisor, also won the New Zealand Deal of the Year award, scooping four other finalist deals that Russell McVeagh had also advised on.
The ALB Awards are the premier awards event for the Australian and New Zealand legal industries. They are a well-established and much anticipated annual event, gathering over 500 industry professionals from around the two countries for the biggest night on the industry calendar. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements and successes of the legal profession over the previous 12 months.
This year's award winners were announced at the Awards Dinner at the Sydney Town Hall, on Thursday 24th May.
Russell McVeagh's Ground-breaking Deals Win Big at ALB Awards
Russell McVeagh was delighted to win two 'Deal of the Year' awards at the Macquarie Bank ALB Australasian Law Awards 2011, held in Sydney on May 19.
Russell McVeagh won the Australasian Debt Market Deal of the Year for its ground-breaking work on the Bank of New Zealand's covered bonds issue. This deal, which established New Zealand and Australasia's first ever covered bond programme, has already collected a swathe of industry awards including the Structured Finance & Securitisation Deal of the Year at the IFLR Asian Awards and the prestigious INFINZ Debt Deal of the Year.
Russell McVeagh awarded Social Heroes Award
Russell McVeagh has been awarded a Social Heroes Award by the Robin Hood Foundation, in recognition of the firm's long term partnership with the Mangere Community Law Centre.
Russell McVeagh has provided pro bono advice at the Centre to the residents of Mangere on a one person, one day per week basis for over 23 years.
The high profile award was presented by the Prime Minister, John Key and Robin Hood Chair, Sharon Hunter and accepted on behalf of the firm by CEO Gary McDiarmid in Auckland on July 23 2010. Russell McVeagh hosted representatives of the Mangere centre at the event, and the firm was also represented by Richard McIlraith, partner in charge of the relationship, solicitors Emily Moore and Kylie Dunn, volunteers and managers of the day to day resourcing of the centre, and former Partner Gerard Curry, who was instrumental in setting up the original arrangement with the Mangere law centre.
ALB Australasian Law Awards 2010
Russell McVeagh wins four awards at ALB Australasian Law Awards 2010
Partner and Chairman of the Board, Pip Greenwood, has won New Zealand Dealmaker of the Year for the second time at the ALB Australasian Law Awards held on 13 May 2010.
Russell McVeagh also scooped the awards for New Zealand Deal Team of the Year (Capital Markets Team), New Zealand Deal of the Year for the Fisher and Paykel recapitalisation and M&A Deal of the Year for the Kirin Lion Nathan Acquisition.
Held in Sydney, the awards night is the premier event for the Australian and New Zealand legal industry, recognising and celebrating the successes of the past year. These awards are both a reflection of the excellence of our teams and of the quality of work undertaken by our clients.
Russell McVeagh was also nominated for Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year and Managing Partner/CEO of the Year and was the only New Zealand firm nominated for the Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year.
ALB Australasian Law Awards 2009
Congratulations to Wellington partner Pat Bowler who won the NZ Dealmaker of the Year award at the ALB Australasian Law Awards 2009.
Russell McVeagh was nominated in seven categories, most of which were Australasia wide in scope. For many Russell McVeagh was the only New Zealand firm nominated. The categories in which Russell McVeagh was a finalist included:
NZ Dealmaker of the Year: Pat Bowler
NZ Deal Team of the Year: Finance, Russell McVeagh
Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year: Russell McVeagh
CEO/Managing Partner of the Year: Gary McDiarmid
Debt Market Deal of the Year: Project Apple - Guy Lethbridge
Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year: Hanover Group Debt Restructure - NZ $554 million - John Powell
M&A Deal of the Year: Crown Acquisition of Toll NZ rail and ferry operations - Pat Bowler
IFLR New Zealand Law Firm of the Year
Russell McVeagh was named IFLR New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the IFLR awards, held on March 4 2009 in Hong Kong. The awards evaluate the best law firms in each major jurisdiction throughout Asia Pacific on a range of measures, including market reputation and major transactions. IFLR (International Financial Law Review) is a highly respected global publication.
Success at the ALB awards 2008
Pip Greenwood won Dealmaker of the Year New Zealand, and the firm's resource management team led by Derek Nolan won Commercial Property and Construction Deal of the Year for the firm's involvement in the major project to redevelop prime Auckland waterfront land.
Russell McVeagh received more nominations than any other New Zealand firm for the prestigious Australasian Legal Business Awards. more