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Anthony Harper
New Zealand

Work Department

Property and Construction


Partner | Property and Construction


Ed is a highly experienced commercial property and construction solicitor who advises clients on a wide range of commercial property and construction matters.

His commercial property experience includes acting for major national and international clients on all types of commercial property matters including acquisitions and disposals, development and leasing. His commercial property clients included entities listed on the New Zealand and Australian Stock Exchange, State Owned Enterprises, developers, landlords and tenants.

Ed is considered a leading expert on Overseas Investment Act issues having been involved in a substantial number of applications, including some of the most high profile applications in recent years. Ed’s construction experience includes acting for both principals and contractors including several of the largest construction companies in New Zealand. This gives him a thorough understanding of the commercial drivers of each of the parties involved. He has advised on a wide range of construction projects including shopping centre developments, office and industrial building developments, road and rail projects, power station developments and brewery developments.

He is recommended as a Leading Individual in the 2016 – 2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guides. 




LLB (Hons) | City University of London

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Real estate and construction

Anthony Harper handles a varied roster of real estate and construction mandates, leveraging its expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters. For construction, the ‘proactive’ and ‘versatile’ team is highly skilled in infrastructure projects, where it tends to provide advice on risk management, procurement and litigation relating to schedule delays and breach of contract issues. In terms of real estate, prominent work includes capital markets transactions requiring the acquisition and disposal of office blocks, shopping malls and retail centres. Ed Dunphy and Karen Kemp, a specialist in litigation, co-head the practice alongside commercial property expert Tim Barclay, who ‘goes all the way to support client needs’Tim Bunker is another key contact, as well as Christchurch-based senior associate Jessica Hanning. All other named partners are based in Auckland.