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Greenwood Roche

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 2New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Specialist projects firm with a robust real estate, development and property financing capability. Experts in overseas investment statutes and regulation, acting on treaty settlements and infrastructure developments. Represents an impressive roster of corporate and government clients in areas ranging from energy to education, and handles a comprehensive range of transactional matters including sale, purchase and leasing agreements. Experienced advice on significant utilities and resource management infrastructure developments.

Work highlights

Acted for the Ministry of Health on the development of the new NZD1.4 billion Dunedin Hospital.

Notable practitioners

Chris Moore "has extraordinary expertise and connections in providing legal advice and services for complex commercial property transactions," according to one pleased client, who also notes: "He is always able to work through very difficult negotiations to create win-win solutions for all parties involved." He frequently acts for clients on property acquisition and development matters.

John Greenwood is a widely respected figure in the market, noted for his experience assisting clients in relation to property developments.

Julian Smith is noted for his work for government clients in relation to the property aspects of infrastructure projects.

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New Zealand

Real Estate


Chris Moore
Band 2
John Greenwood
Senior Statespeople
Julian Smith
Band 3