Our People

Ko ō mātou tāngata

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.

Garry Anderson


Contact Details

Garry Anderson


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)
2006 -2017



Leadership for the 21st Century Programme – Harvard Kennedy

Organisational Leadership: Resilient Leadership 2019 – University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School


Mindful Leadership


University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School

University of Melbourne

Constitutional Law

Victoria University of Wellington

BA, LLB (Hons) Law, Criminology, Political Science

Wairarapa College


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