Commercial firm bolsters Auckland office with partner hire and promotion

A property law expert moves from another top firm as the commercial firm’s Auckland outpost welcomes a newly promoted partner

Commercial firm bolsters Auckland office with partner hire and promotion
Anderson Lloyd is welcoming two new partners in Auckland, one from another top law firm.

The commercial firm has hired Alan Paterson from Russell McVeagh, where he spent 22 years as a partner. It also promoted Anton Trixl, who will also be based in Auckland, to the partnership.

Paterson, who has also worked at Chapman Tripp, is joined by senior associate Dan Williams, who’s also from Russell McVeagh. The moves expand Anderson Lloyd’s team in Auckland, which was established in 2014 with an initial 11 partners and staff, to more than 20.

Paterson specialises all aspects of property law, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, property development, forestry, subdivisions, and complex titling structures. Among his clients are Progressive Enterprises, Auckland Airport, Ports of Auckland, Vector, and KiwiRail.

Trixl specialises in the energy, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors. He has particular experience advising clients in more than 30 countries on matters that include project development and project financing, public private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, construction, and commercial contracts.

Williams also focuses on property law, specialising in forestry acquisitions and disposals, mixed-use developments, large-scale residential developments and advising clients on Overseas Investment Act 2005 applications.

Anderson Lloyd CEO Richard Greenaway said that the property law expertise of Paterson and Williams, and Trixl’s experience in construction and infrastructure, complements the Auckland office’s focus on banking and finance, public-private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, and infrastructure.

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