New appointments and promotions at Anthony Harper

This is a supplied media release.

Anthony Harper is pleased to announce the promotion to partner of Jackie Behrnes in employment and Megan Compton in corporate advisory, both based in our Christchurch office.

Jackie Behrnes joined Anthony Harper in early 2017. She has worked as a specialist employment lawyer in the United Kingdom and New Zealand and has extensive experience in employment law. She has particular expertise in senior executive employment issues, redundancy, personal grievances, disciplinary processes, employment agreements and dispute resolution.

Megan Compton joined Anthony Harper in 2015 as a senior associate, having practised in large national and international practices in Auckland and London. She provides her clients with the full range of corporate and commercial law services, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements and intellectual property advice. She has a particular interest in the tourism sector and leads Anthony Harper's tourism speciality. She is recognised a "Next Generation Lawyer" in both the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide.

Annelies McClure – special counsel
Ms McClure recently joined Anthony Harper and will be based in Wellington. She is acknowledged as the country's foremost expert in the interpretation and application of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 and her significant public sector knowledge and experience adds considerable depth to our public law team. She was admitted in 1990 and worked in private practice before joining the public sector.