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Auld Brewer Mazengarb McEwen’s team are a dedicated group of individuals who provide friendly, helpful, forward thinking advice to their clients. They provide legal advice only in those areas in which they have a high level of expertise, and can significantly contribute to the success of their clients.
BA, LLB(Hons) – Victoria University of Wellington
Admitted to the bar: New Zealand 1988, Victoria, Australia 1994
Garry is a trusted adviser to his clients, providing his specific expertise and applying his skills in trouble shooting, and way finding in innovative areas.
Garry has practiced in leading national law firms in New Zealand and Australia. Garry advises private and public sector entities about a wide range of activities. Those entities cross the spectrum of corporate entities (internationally owned through to closely held companies), conducting business in a range of areas (manufacturing, banking, technology, services, energy (electricity and gas) distribution) domestically and internationally.
He also advises public sector entities (government departments, local authorities, statutory corporations and quangos) about commercial and social service activities (from policy development to implementation).
Garry is a recognised public speaker and trainer and has presented on a number of legal issues.
Garry chose to move to Taranaki in 2004 from Wellington because the weather was better, cycling safer and the surf bigger. And he still gets to provide creative advice in innovative ways to great clients.
Garry has particular expertise and knowledge in the legal issues arising in:
- Financing transactions and associated security arrangements
- Risk management (including compliance systems)
- The use of technology (systems implementation, licensing intellectual property issues)
- Asset acquisitions, dispositions, and operation
- Infrastructure projects/ EPC contracting
- Strategic partnering
- Business structuring and restructuring
- Establishing, and operating, a lenders mortgage insurance scheme and a loan guarantee facility
- Innovation products to facilitate home ownership
- Government funding assistance for various initiatives
- Energy market regulators and initiatives (like instantaneous reserves)
Partner – Auld Brewer Mazengarb McEwen
2004 – Present
Principal – Chapman Tripp
1999 – 2003
Senior Associate – Bell Gully
1995 – 1998
Lawyer – Blake Dawson
1993 – 1994
Lawyer – Bell Gully
1988 – 1993
Adviser – Legacy Leadership Development Programme
August 2012 – 2014
Trustee – Len Lye Centre Trust
August 2012 – 2017
Member – The Lawlink Group Limited
2008 – Present
Member – Property Law Section – New Zealand Law Society
2008 – Present
Member – Institute of Directors (NZ)
Leadership for the 21st Century Programme – Harvard Kennedy
Organisational Leadership: Resilient Leadership 2019 – University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School
University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School
University of Melbourne
Victoria University of Wellington
BA, LLB (Hons) Law, Criminology, Political Science
There are lawyers, and there are lawyers. And then there are exceptional lawyers. Between them, Garry Anderson and Phil McCarthy not only demonstrated a deep but practical understanding of the law, but also engineered an approach that both recognised and made the client (me) a member of the professional team. The result? Their diligent guidance helped me navigate through a complicated commercial issue, producing a great outcome. A far different approach from other professional advisors whose arrogance and indifference towards the client all-too-often predominate. Garry and Phil truly exemplify the professional role of “trusted advisors.”
Dr Wendy R London, Director, London Consulting Limited
Powerco has been a client of ABMM since 2007. ABMM (particularly Garry Anderson) has become a trusted adviser for a large variety of legal matters and provides quality and professional service to our internal legal team and wider business. ABMM is committed to understanding our priorities and our industry to ensure legal outcomes make commercial sense and work for our business. ABMM provides valuable, succinct advice and has shown a genuine willingness to go the extra mile, make us feel like a valued customer and provide a range of value added services.
Jemma Stevenson, General Counsel, Powerco