Andrew is a general commercial property and construction legal expert with particular emphasis on infrastructure, major projects, PPP, leasing and large scale developments, and local government.
Andrew advises both private sector and public sector clients on all aspects of commercial property. He advises the construction industry on procurement, consultancy and construction arrangements in New Zealand, and acts for a number of Government and Local Government entities in respect of property, development and leasing matters.
Experienced at contract preparation and negotiation, Andrew advises clients on acquisitions and divestments; property due diligence, leasing, large scale developments and subdivisions, joint venture development arrangements, public works and advising overseas companies investing in New Zealand property. Andrew has considerable experience acting for offshore investors who need consent under the Overseas Investment Act for acquisitions of interests in “sensitive land”.
Some of Andrew’s clients include Ministry for the Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, Auckland Council, Department of Corrections, several District Health Boards and Auckland Council Properties Limited.
Andrew has been recognised as a key individual in the “Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide” and Asia Pacific 500 for his advice on commercial property and construction matters. He was a member of the 5 person Technical Advisors Panel advising the NZ Government on its recent review of the Overseas Investment Act and foreign investment regime, and brings considerable experience to client applications for Overseas Investment Office approvals.
EducationLLB University of Otago, 1994
Significant AccomplishmentsListed laywer, Real Estate - Commercial - Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2014
Leading individual - Chambers Asia Pacific – 2013/2014, 2012/2013, 2011/2012
Clients say Andrew Monteith has "strong analytical skills" and can be "relied upon to provide balanced, thoughtful and practical advice."
Leading individual - Asia Pacific Legal 500 - 2014/2015, 2013/2014
Professional AssociationsMember, Property Council of New Zealand
Member, Technical Advisors Panel advising the NZ Government on the review of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 and foreign investment regime
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