Russell Weir Senior Solicitor


Russell is a senior solicitor in our business team. He has extensive experience in all facets of business law, and has advised clients across a wide range of industries on commercial transactions. 

Russell recently joined Simpson Western from a large corporate law firm based in Auckland and has previously worked in London at the Bank of England. As a result he is equally comfortable working with large corporate clients or owner/operator businesses, and always appreciates the different factors that motivate different clients.

Russell grew up in Wellington, before heading to Otago for university. Since then, he has been slowly drifting northwards, ending up in Takapuna! Outside of work, Russell enjoys travel, the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.


“I enjoy getting to the core of an issue and understanding our client’s business.  As lawyers, our job is to cut through the clutter and focus on what really matters to our clients.” 

  

Russell's areas of expertise

  • Business acquisitions and dispositions
  • Company and business structuring
  • Investment structures and capital raisings
  • Shareholding arrangements and investments
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial contracts

 

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) University of Otago 2009

BA University of Otago 2009


Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

New Zealand Law Society

NZ LAW