Russell McVeagh makes senior appointments

The top firm welcomes one senior associate and promotes others to senior roles, including one to special counsel

Russell McVeagh makes senior appointments

Russell McVeagh has made five senior appointments.

The firm has welcomed Jeremy Upson to its litigation team in Wellington, appointing him as a senior associate. He moved from Chapman Tripp, where he was also a senior associate in the litigation and dispute resolution team based in Wellington.

Upson has extensive experience in commercial and public law disputes, including on contractual disputes, companies’ claims against directors and auditors, Commerce Act proceedings, insolvency, telecommunications, and insurance litigation. He has appeared at all levels of the New Zealand court system, Russell McVeagh said.

Jeremy Upson

Russell McVeagh has also promoted Natalie Sundstrom to special counsel. She specialises in commercial property and construction and is known for her work on capital markets transactions, leasing, and construction projects.

Bradley Aburn, Kristen Gunnell, and Lauren Eaton have also been promoted to senior associate.

Aburn, an expert in competition and consumer law, has extensive experience acting on competition investigations, competitor collaborations, merger control and market power issues.

Both Gunnell and Eaton are part of the firm’s group of environmental and resource management law experts. They are both experienced in major commercial development and infrastructure projects, Russell McVeagh said.

“This is a huge milestone and I wish them all the best in this exciting next phase of their careers,” said Malcolm Crotty, Russell McVeagh chairman.

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