Property specialist makes partner at Lane Neave

New appointment becomes the fourth partner in the firm’s national property practice

Property specialist makes partner at Lane Neave
Ed Smithies

Lane Neave has bolstered its partnership in Auckland with the promotion of one of the firm’s top property lawyers.

The firm announced that Ed Smithies has become the fourth partner in its national property practice.

Smithies boasts 15 years of industry experience in New Zealand and the UK, advising clients on significant capital market transactions, commercial investments, and developments across the real estate sector.

His expertise includes advising clients on the negotiation of sale and purchase agreements, leases, development agreements, and construction contracts. He also regularly assists international investors in managing the overseas investment approval process.

Andrew Shaw, managing partner at Lane Neave, said that he was delighted to welcome a lawyer of Smithies’ calibre and reputation to the partnership.

“Ed’s promotion is another important step not only for the growth of the property team but for the continued progression and expansion of Lane Neave’s Auckland presence,” he said. “We have a strong focus on attracting and growing the most talented people to ensure that our clients get the best advice to help them solve problems and realise opportunities.”

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