Mr Mark Odlin > Buddle Findlay > Christchurch, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Buddle Findlay
PO BOX 322
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate and commercial; Construction and projects; Local government.


Partner. Specialises in commercial law and regularly advises on a range of funding, project and construction law related matters. For details about Mark’s work highlights see here –


Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including finance, company law and negotiating and preparing commercial agreements. He acts for a number of council controlled trading organisations and has particular expertise in giving commercial and corporate advice in a local government context. Mark regularly advises a number of domestic and offshore investment vehicles on public offerings, private placements, leverage facilities and structuring issues.


• LLB, BA (University of Otago) 
• Admitted New Zealand 1996 
• Post graduate diploma in Telecommunications Law – University of London

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

Clients of Buddle Findlay praise its ‘cohesive service offering, with strong project management and coordination to ensure have easy and proactive access to experts across disciplines‘. They further note that ‘it is not just a legal view they bring to the table, they really understand the commercial imperatives of what they are doing‘. The firm handles the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions for mid-sized businesses, listed issuers, banks and financial institutions, and government agencies. In Auckland, practice head Simon Vodanovich and the vastly experienced Grant Dunn are standout practitioners. Up-and-coming partners Nick Bragg and Sarah McEwan, along with rising star senior associate Benjamin Sutton, are highly recommended. Steve Nightingale in Wellington and Mark Odlin in Christchurch also play key roles in the practice.