Claire is a senior associate in Jackson Russell’s Business Law Team. Her areas of legal speciality are mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, intellectual property matters, and general corporate and commercial law.
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Claire enjoys getting to know her clients so she can provide commercial advice and solutions that suit their needs. She has particular expertise in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, alongside troubleshooting the commercial and legal issues that can arise from these. She also has expertise in technology related issues, intellectual property matters and advising on regulatory and compliance requirements.
She advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including food and beverage, consumer and retail, manufacturing, FMCG, foreign exchange, business services and import/export sectors.
Claire has a mix of both in-house and private practice legal experience in corporate and commercial law in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Claire previously worked at a large law firm in Wellington, then as an in-house lawyer for a leading private hospital in London before returning to New Zealand via a short stint in Melbourne.
Claire has a law degree and an arts degree from the University of Otago. In addition to her New Zealand qualifications she is also admitted in Victoria, Australia. In her spare time she enjoys photography and searching for the best coffee spots in Auckland.