Jeremy Salmond heads The Treasury’s legal department. Having handled major deals including restructuring Solid Energy, IPOs for Mighty River, Genesis and Meridian and major infrastructure funding including the Christchurch restructuring is part of the major work undertaken by his team. Apart from the legal team he also handles business services and ministerial advisory work.
The team is involved in any number of projects involving government and that adds up to major work, including the legal issues arising from the GFC, the Rugby World Cup involvement, Christchurch earthquake issues and others.
With a relatively small team of under 10, the group work with the all of government panel and their selection of a team for a procurement deal or anything else can have major repercussions for law firms. To get offside with Jeremy Salmond can have major consequences, as one senior lawyer told us. Most importantly however he has the capacity to effect changes to the law through policy advisory work as well as working with it.