Senior promotions made at commercial firms

A new managing partner takes the reins at a Christchurch firm while an Auckland law firm appoints a new partner

Senior promotions made at commercial firms
Two commercial firms have made senior promotions, with Saunders Robinson Brown appointing a new managing partner and Heimsath Alexander inducting a new member of the partnership.

Anna Fox has taken the reins at Saunders Robinson Brown, succeeding name partner Geoff Saunders, according to the New Zealand Law Society.

Fox, who specialises commercial, corporate, and finance law – with a focus on major commercial transactions, business structuring, large-scale property matters, and securities law compliance – was admitted to the bar in 1998. She began her career at the Crown Prosecutor’s office in Christchurch before moving to London in 2000 to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

She returned to New Zealand and joined Saunders Robinson Brown in 2003, becoming partner a year after. She previously headed the firm’s commercial team.

Meanwhile, Heimsath Alexander has appointed Lloyd Berryman to the partnership. The appointment of Berryman – who specialises in property, infrastructure, and commercial law – comes after David Compton transferred from the firm to Jackson Russell.

After earning his law and economics degrees in 2001, Berryman joined Russell McVeagh, where he stayed until 2005 when he transferred to Dentons in London. He returned to New Zealand and Russell McVeagh in 2007, before moving in-house to KiwiRail in 2010. He joined Heimsath Alexander in February as a senior associate.

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