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Chapman Tripp

23 ALBERT STREET, PO BOX 2206, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 357 9000
Fax:
Fax +64 9 357 9099
DX:
DX 89 AUCKLAND
Email:
Web:
www.chapmantripp.com

Bill Sandston

Tel:
Work +64 9 357 9063
Email:
Chapman Tripp

Work Department

Property, real estate and construction

Position

Partner

Career

Bill advises clients on the acquisition, disposal and development of commercial property and infrastructure projects including due diligence; design, build and lease contracts; development, leasing and sale of shopping centres; management and leasing of substantial commercial portfolios; negotiation of property-related joint ventures; and drafting of project agreements. He also advises on financing, subdivision and sale of residential subdivisions and applications under the Overseas Investment Act for farm, resort, development and lifestyle properties.  He regularly advises investors into NZ on all aspects of the acquisition and management of property portfolios including handling the Overseas Investment Office application process.

Member

Bill is a member of the New Zealand Law Society

Education

LLB, University of Otago; Admitted 1977


New Zealand

Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Chapman Tripp provides 'great service and knowledge - the advice is relevant and on time', according to one client. Another describes it as 'a "go-to" firm for any complex property matter'. Construction expert Brian Clayton and real estate specialist Matthew Carroll in Auckland lead the practice, which counts Foodstuffs North Island, Fletcher Residential and Todd Property Group among its clients. Mark Nicholson handles development, acquisitions, disposals, syndications, leasing and infrastructure matters. He advised Blackstone Group on the NZ$635m purchase of Goodman/GIC’s Viaduct Portfolio. Bill Sandston advises corporate and high-net-worth investors on the acquisition and management of their New Zealand property portfolios. Litigator John McKay is recommended for construction disputes. Newly promoted partner Hamish Bolland is a rising star. Greg Wise in Wellington has extensive experience in infrastructure, utilities and property matters, and counts the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment among his clients. He has 'fantastic industry knowledge and his advice is practical and tailored to the situation'.

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