Real Estate & Construction
Phone +64 9 367 8452
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+64 9 367 8452
Ed is Chair of the Partnership and the firm's National Practice Group Chair for Property and Construction. He is a highly regarded commercial property and construction expert with over 30 years' experience.
He specialises in commercial property development, sales and leasing and all associated construction and finance work. Ed's client base is predominantly comprised of institutional property owners, including Goodman, Precinct, Auckland Airport, PSP (of Canada), Scentre Group, Winton Land and Guardians of NZ Superannuation.
Recent experience includes advising:
LLB, BA (Honours First Class), MA, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.
Ed joined Russell McVeagh from UK law firm Herbert Smith in 1999. He has been a partner with Russell McVeagh since 2004.
Ed is recognised as a leading Real Estate lawyer by the Chambers and Partners 2023 Guide, Asialaw Profiles 2022 (also for Construction Law) and Expert Guides 2019. He was selected by his peers as 'Lawyer of the Year' in the Best Lawyers® 2022 New Zealand Guide in the field of Real Estate Law, and has also been recognised in their 2024 Guide. Ed features in the 'Hall of Fame' in the Legal 500 2022 Guide and was named New Zealand Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in 2018 and 2016 at the ILO Client Choice Awards and has been recognised by Doyles Guide 2020 as a pre-eminent lawyer for Property & Real Estate, and recommended for Construction, Projects & Infrastructure in 2018.
Client feedback in Chambers and Partners 2022 Legal Guide emphasised Ed's expertise in the Real Estate and Construction sector, stating Ed "is the best operator in the market and has laser-sharp intelligence. He cuts to the heart of the issue immediately, is good-humoured and tireless.", Ed "knows his stuff backwards ... If you have him in your corner, half the battle is won because of his stature."
Real Estate & Property
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