Buddle Findlay elevates 12 to senior associate

The promotions were made across different practice areas

Buddle Findlay elevates 12 to senior associate

Buddle Findlay has promoted 12 to senior associates across various practice areas.

Celeste Brown is a specialist in corporate and commercial law, with particular expertise in M&A, banking and finance, corporate structuring, and commercial leasing. She advises clients on project finance matters and related security arrangements, representing some of the leading banks in New Zealand.

Colleen Columbus focuses on local government law, working closely with territorial authorities and council-controlled organisations. She has worked with both domestic and international clients on corporate and commercial matters such as property acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing and developments, asset and share transactions, and associated financing and security arrangements.

Andy Dysart is a specialist in commercial contracting. Specifically, he is an expert in technology procurement. He has tackled government procurement projects, reviewing procurement plans, tender documentation, and guiding bidder evaluation.

Graeme Dill-Russell focuses on litigation and dispute resolution. He has experience with company law, contract law, trust law, local government issues, insurance and construction disputes.

Nick Hume concentrates on corporate and commercial law, specifically commercial property and property development matters. His clients include developers of commercial and mixed-use developments, commercial property owners, local authorities, and institutional landlords.

Tasha Ioelu focuses on employment and privacy law, with broad experience in dispute resolution. She has advised on various aspects of the employment relationship – drafting and reviewing agreements and policies, spearheading investigations, and looking into poor performance processes, medical incapacity issues, restructures, and redundancies. She has appeared before the Employment Relations Authority.

Hannah Lee is a specialist in overseas investment, public and administrative law, and consumer law. She has guided all transaction elements related to applications under the Overseas Investment Act, as well as all aspects of regulatory compliance under the Official Information Act, Privacy Act, and the Crown Entities Act.

Eleanor Mishra is a specialist in civil litigation and employment law. She has appeared as counsel before the District and High Courts and the Employment Relations Authority. She has been involved in negotiations, mediations, and judicial settlement conferences.

Anna Muru Paenga concentrates on commercial property law and has assisted on Māori land issues, commercial and retail leasing, forestry, infrastructure, property developments and subdivisions, Public Works Act transactions, and Crown land. She has worked with the NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi and the Office for Māori Crown Relations.

Caitlin Olsen is a specialist in commercial property and construction law. She has provided guidance on construction contracts, property acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing, and property developments.

Louise Robertson focuses on employment and industrial relations, privacy and official information, litigation, and dispute resolution. She has advised on personal grievances, restructuring and redundancy, medical incapacity, corporate due diligence, human rights and discrimination, managing complaints, and workplace investigations.

Jessica Taylor concentrates on employment, health and safety, and dispute resolution. She has provided guidance on investigations, disciplinary processes, performance management, health, and safety, and pay equity.

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