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Client Choice – International 2013
Tim Clarke is one of New Zealand’s leading experts in public
law, providing advice on legislative and policy process,
administrative and constitutional law, regulatory law and
government relations.
Mr Clarke is highly valued by clients for his ability to give
concise, commercially focused advice and for his depth of
knowledge and technical expertise in the field of regulatory
and public law. He has an extensive network of contacts with
government ministers, members of Parliament, ministerial
advisers and officials, enabling him to work closely with
corporate clients in their interactions with the government.
Mr Clarke joined Russell McVeagh as a partner in 2005
and leads the public law and policy practice. He has 18 years’
experience working for leading companies, state-owned
enterprises, government departments and Crown entities.
He is also a contributing author to Brookers’
Equity and Trusts
Mr Clarke has an economics degree and a first-class
honours degree in law from the University of Otago, where
he won numerous academic prizes, including a senior
scholarship in law. He holds a master’s in law (first-class
honours) from Cambridge University, where he was awarded
various academic prizes such as the honorary Cambridge
Commonwealth trust scholarship. He attended Cambridge
as a Rotary ambassadorial scholar.
Mr Clarke is a member of the Institute for the Study of
Competition and Regulation, the Law and Economics
Association of New Zealand and the Institute of Public
Administration New Zealand, and was a Russell McVeagh
board member from 2008 to 2012.
Russell McVeagh
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What clients said
“He has an incredible depth of knowledge.”
“Tim can use his strategic view, legal skills and
political knowledge and connectedness to effect
strong outcomes for clients in complex situations.”
“His response time is exemplary, but perhaps more
importantly, the response itself is always concise
and straightforward.”
“I have always found him to offer excellent value.”
Clarke, Tim
Russell McVeagh – Partner |
Winner – Public Law, New Zealand