The Treaty settlement process has been a key feature of politics and race relations in New Zealand since 1992
Greenwood Roche is a panel advisor to the Office of Treaty Settlements. Our Treaty team has assisted with strategy and drafting advice for some of the most complex Treaty negotiations in recent times.
New Zealanders are well aware of the severe challenges Bathurst Resources has overcome in progressing its West Coast coal mining project.
Greenwood Roche has been part of the Bathurst team on some important parts of the Buller Project, advising on land acquisition and land rights for the coal handling and preparation facility and the proposed aerial conveyor, and obtaining requisite Overseas Investment Office approvals.
We have also been acting jointly for Bathurst Resources and Westport Harbour on their joint arrangements for the siting, construction and operation of a coal handling facility at Westport Port.
The Crown has a key initiative to increase social housing in various places around the country.
Greenwood Roche acted for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in relation to the negotiation of a complex tripartite funding arrangement with a social housing provider and its bank.
Kiwi Income Property Trust, one of the country’s largest listed property investors, is undertaking a $67 million redevelopment of its property at 56 The Terrace, Wellington, for lease by the Ministry of Social Development.
We are advising Kiwi Income Property Trust on this project. Our work has included advising on the development agreement and the 18 year deed of lease with the Crown and preparing and advising on the construction contract for the development works.
As part of New Zealand Post’s strategy to release capital from its corporate properties, it sold the landmark New Zealand Post House in Wellington to listed commercial property company Argosy Property in 2013.
We acted for New Zealand Post on the sale and leaseback of New Zealand Post House and on the negotiation of a comprehensive development agreement committing the purchaser to undertake a $40 million extensive redevelopment of the building.
The sale, for $60 million, was one of the single largest commercial real estate deals completed in Wellington in 2013.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2005 –
Partner, Chapman Tripp 1995 – 2005
Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 1994 – 1995
Solicitor, Russell McVeagh 1990 – 1994
Solicitor, Clifford Chance (London and Amsterdam) 1985 – 1990
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