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Anthony Harper
LEVEL 6, CHORUS HOUSE
66 WYNDHAM STREET
AUCKLAND
New Zealand

Work Department

Litigation and Insolvency

Position

Partner – Head of Practice | Litigation and Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Career

Dan heads our litigation practice and is an experienced commercial litigator.

His experience in insolvency has led to achievements in unchartered areas for New Zealand law, including being the first to apply and successfully obtain recognition of a U.S. bankruptcy in New Zealand and to also have New Zealand liquidators recognised and appointed in Australia.

Dan also has numerous reported decisions in leading construction cases and succeeded in the highly publicised decision of Fences v Kerbs in which the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal in favour of subcontractors against voidable transactions brought by liquidators.

He frequently appears in the High Court, and has appeared in the Maori Land Court, Maori Appellate Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He has also assisted clients in the Sydney Federal Court and the Circuit Courts in the U.S.A.

He is ranked as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide in both litigation and insolvency.

Memberships

Inter-Pacific Bar Association, RITANZ, ARITA and NZCFI

Education

LLB/BA | Victoria University; LLM  | University of Auckland