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Bell Gully

LEVEL 21, VERO CENTRE, 48 SHORTLAND STREET, PO BOX 4199, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8800
Fax:
Fax +64 9 916 8801
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Web:
www.bellgully.com
Auckland, Wellington

Andrew Petersen

Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8622
Email:
Bell Gully

Work Department

Property.

Position

Property and real estate, Mergers and acquisitions, Infrastructure and projects, Construction, Joint ventures, Restructuring and insolvency, Overseas investment, Agribusiness, Forestry, International

Career

​​​​​​​​​​Andrew's experience includes advising on real estate and business acquisitions and divestments, leasing, project developments and finance, construction, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, and property restructuring and insolvency. Andrew's experience covers all areas of property, including office, retail, industrial, hotels, apartments, residential, golf course developments, land subdivisions, farming, forestry and vineyards.

Andrew's clients include Cooper and Company (which is redeveloping Auckland's Britomart precinct), leading companies such as Fletcher Building, Kiwi Property, Rank Group, Carter Holt Harvey, Goodman Group and Goodman Property Trust, and numerous international corporate and private clients investing in New Zealand.

Andrew was a representative on the Technical Reference Group advising the New Zealand Government on the review of the Overseas Investment Act (OIA). He also presented a series of nationwide seminars on the Act with the Overseas Investment Office and co-authored the comprehensive New Zealand Law Society guide for practitioners on the Act. Andrew has been involved with over 50 OIA applications under the 2005 legislation.

Admitted - 1996 New Zealand. International Career: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London 2000-2003.

Member

Trustee of Keystone Trust since 2011

Education

LLB(Hons), BCom, University of Otago.


New Zealand

Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Bell Gully is ‘highly responsive and provides excellent service with in-depth knowledge and excellent commercial understanding’. Clients have ‘total confidence in the team’s advice’. In Auckland, the ‘highly respectedAndrew Petersen is ‘commercially astute with the ability to translate knowledge into solutions. Also recommended are ‘excellent team leaderJane Holland; construction, infrastructure and local government specialist Tom Bennett; Karl Anderson for his ‘excellent attention to detail’; and, in Wellington, Hugh Kettle and commercial property partner David Chisnall, who ‘get to the point quickly and have excellent experience’. Chisnall advised Precinct Properties on developments under its NZ$500m government contract, including the largest-ever office development project in New Zealand, which secures 68,000 sqm of office space across five buildings. Another highlight saw Holland act for Stride Property Limited in its NZ$545m acquisition of the Westfield Queensgate shopping centre in Lower Hutt and the Westfield Chartwell shopping centre in Hamilton.

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