Company: Russell McVeagh
Job title: Partner
Ian Beaumont, partner in Russell McVeagh’s corporate advisory group, focuses on mergers and acquisitions including takeovers, equity capital markets, joint ventures and general corporate advisory. Beaumont has advised clients on significant and complex transactions in New Zealand and in the United States, where he spent his time in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He returned to New Zealand in late 2015 and became a partner in 2016 – his leadership and professional abilities have been highlighted by his transition to lead partner for a range of high profile clients such as Spark, Auckland Airport, Meridian, Westpac, ANZ, My Food Bag and Fidelity Life. Beaumont has developed a loyal client base during his time as partner, with a growing number of high-profile New Zealand and global firms looking to him for board and executive level guidance. He is listed as a leading lawyer in M&A by Best Lawyers® 2020 New Zealand guide and in capital markets, corporate/M&A and private equity by Asialaw Profiles 2018.