Our People

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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.

Garry Anderson

Garry Anderson

Partner

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Garry Anderson

Partner

BA, LLB(Hons) – Victoria University of Wellington

Profile

Admitted to the bar: New Zealand 1988, Victoria, Australia 1994

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.

Garry 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.

Expertise

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 and dispositions
  • 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)

Experience

Legal:
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

Other:
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

Education

2019

Leadership for the 21st Century Programme – Harvard Kennedy

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

 

Mindful Leadership

2015

University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School

University of Melbourne

Constitutional Law
1994

Victoria University of Wellington

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

Wairarapa College

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