Emanuel Iliev


Areas of Expertise

Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Emanuel moved to New Zealand from Europe and was raised in Christchurch. He graduated from the University of Canterbury with a double degree in Law and Arts majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics and History.

Emanuel was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2021.

Before joining McVeagh Fleming in late 2023, Emanuel worked at several large to mid-sized firms within Auckland and Christchurch, gaining experience in a variety of areas within civil litigation including company, handling wills and trusts, property, employment, dispute resolution, construction, insurance, tort, relationship property, family, commercial transactions, professional negligence, debt recovery, and insolvency.

Emanuel has appeared at all stages of both criminal and civil proceedings at Tribunals, District and High Court levels. Emanuel is results driven and has a client focused approach by aiming to get an efficient outcome for and to provide practical advice to them.



LLB, University of Canterbury 2020

BA, Major: Political Science, Minors: Economics and History


NewZealand Law Society

Auckland District Law Society

Examples of transactions

Main Practice Areas

Construction & Building Matters

Land and Property Disputes

Commercial Land and Property Disputes

Insolvency & Debt Recovery

Litigation & Disputes Resolution

Bankruptcy & Personal Insolvency

Resource Management Disputes

Criminal Law

Money claims

Consumer& Fair Trading Claims

Outside Interests

Outside of work, Emanuel enjoys playing all sorts of sports, particularly football, and you will either find him exploring what New Zealand nature has to offer or he will be on the golf course most weekends.