Russell McVeagh promotes two law specialists to partner

The new partners launched their career at the firm

Russell McVeagh promotes two law specialists to partner

Russell McVeagh has promoted two of its competition and regulatory law specialists to partner – namely Bradley Aburn and Petra Carey.

Both Aburn and Carey started their career at Russell McVeagh before moving on to gain more expertise at other top global firms. They draw on these international experiences to provide a unique perspective on New Zealand issues where there might be a lack of domestic precedent.

Upon returning to Russell McVeagh, Aburn and Carey’s involvement in the team has landed the firm with several accolades in recent years, including a top ranking in Chambers & Partners 2022 Asia-Pacific guide for Competition/Antitrust and being ranked in the highest category by the Global Competition Review’s GCR 100.

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"Petra and Bradley play key leadership roles in our competition and regulatory practice group,” Allison Arthur-Young, board chair at Russell McVeagh, said in a media release. “They each started their career with us over a decade ago, and following extensive experience in Europe, in recent years they've both returned to the firm to further strengthen our offering for clients on all aspects of competition and regulatory law."

When Aburn left the firm, he worked at Slaughter and May for seven years, advising clients on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, competition law investigations, law compliance programmes, syndication and many other regulatory issues. His time abroad had exposed him to the full scope of European competition law issues and coordinating merger control filings in multiple jurisdictions on large global transactions.

Meanwhile, Carey has over a decade of experience advising clients on complex competition and regulatory matters in New Zealand, the UK and Europe across a range of industries. Prior to re-joining Russell McVeagh, Petra worked as a senior associate at Clifford Chance and then as competition counsel at a leading technology private equity firm. 

Aburn and Crey join other partners Troy Pilkington, Craig Shrive and Tim Clarke in the practice of competition and regulatory law in Aotearoa.

The appointments are still subject to the New Zealand Law Society requirements.

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