DLA Phillips Fox has comprehensive property law credentials. With large clients in every sector from private and commercial through to local and central government, we are known for our work in the most complex property activities.
Our client list encompasses some of New Zealand’s most significant portfolio property owners – including property developers, retailers, industrial and commercial investors, investment banks, listed funds, trusts, Councils and Crown entities.
For example, we are the main legal service provider for New Zealand’s largest grocery distributors and one of New Zealand's largest organisations, Foodstuffs, undertaking all property law advisory. We have worked closely with this client for more than 20 years.
DLA Phillips Fox has many international clients such as Pfizer, well known for their brands, who operate, own or lease property in New Zealand, and for whom we undertake property law work. Through our exclusive alliance with DLA Piper, our team can manage all property matters seamlessly for global clients.
In addition, our expertise in foreign ownership of New Zealand land means we make frequent applications to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) and are highly conversant with its processes.
Our specialist property law knowledge extends to: Crown land; forestry; hotels and tourism; farms and rural land; retirement villages; retail, commercial and industrial; marinas; multi-title residential; local government; Maori land; telecommunications site development.
DLA Phillips Fox has a close relationship with the principal property industry associations including: Property Council of New Zealand, New Zealand Property Institute and New Zealand Green Building Council. One of our partners also serves on the Property Law Committee of the Auckland District Law Society.