Russell McVeagh gains senior associate

The newly appointed lawyer boosts the firm’s corporate team in Auckland

Russell McVeagh gains senior associate

Russell McVeagh has boosted its corporate team in Auckland with the appointment of a new senior associate.

Tom Gillespie has joined the firm, adding a decade of experience gained in both New Zealand and abroad. He was most recently a senior associate at another large New Zealand law firm and also worked at top UK-based firm Linklaters in Singapore, where he rose to managing associate.

Gillespie has extensive experience advising on M&A, private equity transactions, joint ventures, and venture capital transactions.

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Malcolm Crotty, who chairs the Russell McVeagh board, said that Gillespie will be a great fit with the firm’s corporate team because of his extensive experience. Recent mandates Gillespie has handled include major acquisitions in the fintech, hospitality, and property sectors in New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. He has also advised on several major investments and capital raisings.

Gillespie joins a premier corporate team, which was recently named Deal Team of the Year at the 2019 New Zealand Law Awards.

The appointment comes after Russell McVeagh made five senior appointments in December, which included the lateral hire of senior associate Jeremy Upson. The firm also promoted Natalie Sundstrom to special counsel, as well as Bradley Aburn, Kristen Gunnell, and Lauren Eaton to senior associate.

Tom Gillespie

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