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George Forbes

LLB. Admitted 1996

George’s practice focuses on property, commercial, trust and corporate advisory matters. He has extensive domestic and international legal experience, and earlier in his career George was a lawyer at Bell Gully and then Clifford Chance in London. He was previously the Chief International Corporate Counsel and a Managing Director at The Bank of New York Mellon. George has advised on a number of landmark transactions, including the sale of TransAlta’s NZ interests to NGC, GKN plc’s demerger and dual UK / Australia listing with Brambles Industries, and a worldwide corporate restructuring for Deloitte. He has served as an Advisory Board member for KEA in the UK, he is Chairman of the Medbury School Foundation, and is a Vice Patron of Mistletoe Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound. George has completed executive education at the London School of Economics Summer School, he has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and he is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

george@rhodes.co.nz

+64 3 365-0579

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