This is the first internal partnership appointment in the firm’s Auckland office
Anthony Harper has elevated property specialist Tim Bunker to partner in a move that represents the first internal partnership appointment in its Auckland office.
Bunker has expertise in various property-related issues, but he focuses on the areas of leasing, commercial and mixed use developments, acquisitions and disposals of land and subdivisions. His clients include listed and unlisted companies, commercial landlords and tenants, property developers, state-owned enterprises and retirement village operators.
Bunker’s recent achievements include representing Urban Partners and Tamaki Regeneration in redevelopment projects, as well as advising PlaceMakers and KiwiRail with regard to their property portfolios. He also assisted Oceania with its acquisition of the Walmarie Street development site in Auckland’s St Heliers.
He is a member of the property law section of the New Zealand Law Society, as well as of the Property Council of New Zealand.
“Tim has risen through the ranks at Anthony Harper, gaining extensive experience across a wide range of property matters. He is highly regarded for providing pragmatic, solutions-focused advice,” managing partner Malcolm Hurley said.
Hurley highlighted Bunker’s recognition in the Legal 500Asia Pacific as a “Rising Star,” as well as his ranking in international directories.
Bunker said that his promotion was a milestone moment for the firm.
“Anthony Harper has gone from strength to strength since entering the Auckland market in 2010, with a real emphasis on building depth and nurturing home grown talent,” he said. “I am honoured by the commitment Anthony Harper has shown to me and the advancement of my legal career. I am incredibly fortunate to work with a fantastic team on some of New Zealand's leading projects.”
Earlier this year, the firm promoted eight lawyers, with two making special counsel.