AL’s Auckland office attracts leading property law expert and appoints new infrastructure partner

1 Jun 17

One of New Zealand’s most experienced commercial property lawyers, Alan Paterson, has joined Anderson Lloyd’s Auckland office after 22 years as partner at Russell McVeagh, and prior to that as partner at Chapman Tripp.

He is joined by Russell McVeagh senior associate Dan Williams who advises on all aspects of property law, including forestry acquisitions and disposals, large-scale residential and mixed-use developments, and offshore OIA applications.

“Since establishing our Auckland office in mid 2014, Anderson Lloyd’s northern team has expanded from an initial 11 partners and staff, to more than 20,” says CEO Richard Greenaway.

In addition to Alan and Dan, Anderson Lloyd has also promoted Anton Trixl to a Partner within the firm’s leading infrastructure team. Anton has been with Anderson Lloyd for 2 years having previously been with Clifford Chance in Singapore and Dubai.

“Alan and Dan’s joint specialisation in property law and Anton’s experience in construction and infrastructure complements our existing market-leading expertise in Auckland in the areas of banking and finance, PPPs, M&A, corporate, and infrastructure.”

Alan specialises in all aspects of property law including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, property development, forestry, subdivisions and complex titling structures. He’s worked with clients that include Progressive Enterprises, Auckland Airport, Ports of Auckland, Vector, KiwiRail, Westgate retail centre and numerous major subdivision developers.

Dan meanwhile has recently advised Hancock Natural Resource Group on the $370 million sale of its Tasman Bay assets, and worked with Woolworths and Ports of Auckland on several major property projects.

Anton is a specialist in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Since 2004 he has been advising clients on transactions in these sectors, in over 30 countries, including project development and project financing, public private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, construction, and a wide variety of commercial contracts

Richard Greenaway says the firm is proud to see Anderson Lloyd evolve in just three years into a credible alternative to Auckland’s larger firms.

“Our clients gain best of both worlds – the efficiency and attention of a smart boutique, backed by the experience and skills of a national firm.”

“We’re also proud to be attracting the very best lawyers in their field because of our unique position in the market, the type of work we do and clients we represent and the culture we aspire to. Anderson Lloyd won Employer of Choice in the 2016 NZ Law Awards as well as Mid-Sized Law Firm of the year for the 3rd consecutive time.

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