Grant Kemble | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine22 Apr 2014
Grant KembleGrant Kemble,
Russell McVeagh

Grant Kemble recently returned to Russell McVeagh following a stint overseas with his family. CEO Gary McDiarmid says Kemble is definitely on his way back. “In revenue terms he’s getting up to be one of the high performers here again, which says a great deal for someone who came back with nothing.” However, it is not simply a case of dusting off the Rolodex – Kemble is determined not to take the easier path of “fishing back in the same pond”, and has set himself the task of attracting new work from new clients. “He’s doing lots of deals around the place, but they tend to be the ones that aren’t well known, so he’s carving his way back up again,” said McDiarmid. An example of Kemble’s recent work includes advising the Bathurst Resources group last year on its redomicilation in New Zealand, and full listing on the NZX Main Board, and on its subsequent institutional placement and share purchase plan.
  • Partner, Russel McVeagh  (1992)
  • Director, Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited (2013)
  • Non-Executive Director, Integra Healthcare Limited (2010)
  • Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (1997-1998)
Years of Experience:
Over 21 years of experience in commercial law
Ranked as a leading New Zealand Corporate lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
Institute of Directors
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland (1987-1992)
Current Town Auckland
Hometown Tauranga
Family Married to Kate with 4 children (aged 9-16)

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