Mr Chris Dann > Anthony Harper > Christchurch, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Anthony Harper
Level 9, Anthony Harper Tower
Worcester Boulevard
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate Advisory


Partner – Head of Practice | Corporate Advisory | Logistics and Transport


Chris’s in-house experience in the UK as Corporate Legal Manager at Exel Plc, then the world’s largest logistics company, provided him with a commercially pragmatic approach and an in-depth understanding of the shipping and logistics industry. He has continued to develop this expertise and is now regarded as one of the country’s leading transport and logistics lawyers.

He has specialised expertise in the ports and transport & logistics sectors (including domestic and international procurement, supply, carriage and distribution) and in international trade.

Chris also heads Anthony Harper’s corporate advisory team and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, governance, consumer, franchising, intellectual property and technology work.

Chris is ranked as a Leading Individual in the 2018 – 2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guides.




LLB (Hons) (First Class) BCA | Victoria University of Wellington

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

(Leading individuals)

Chris DannAnthony Harper

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

Anthony Harper‘s corporate practice has bolstered its offering with the arrival of corporate and securities expert Andrew Wallace, who joins as a consultant from Lowndes Jordan in Spring 2021, and Matt Smith has been promoted to partner. The practice continues to perform strongly in public M&A, private equity transactions, corporate structuring, joint ventures and capital raisings. The practice is particularly well regarded for its retirement village expertise, which is among the largest specialist practice in New Zealand. Christchurch based ‘standout corporate lawyer’ David Gould has a good mix of intelligence, humility and commerciality’ and managing partner Malcolm Hurley  is noted for his M&A expertise, particularly within the retail sector. Alex Campbell  and Jenny Baldwin, who is the key partner for retirement village-related mandates, as well as senior assistant Jordan Wright , make up other key figures in Auckland. Chris Dann leads the practice from Christchurch. Sam Wilson joined the team from DLA Piper New Zealand in August 2021.