Senior Associate, Wellington

Anna Muru Paenga

Anna Muru Paenga (1)



Anna specialises in commercial property law.  She advises on a broad range of matters including Māori land issues, leasing (both commercial and retail), forestry, infrastructure, property developments and subdivisions, Public Works Act transactions, and Crown land.  Her experience includes acting for various Crown entities and departments, including NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi on various roading projects, and the Office for Māori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti in the negotiation and drafting of deeds of settlement with iwi.

Work highlights

Advising Crown and Crown agencies

on land acquisitions including for significant infrastructure projects

Advising the Office for Māori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti

on Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations and deed of settlement drafting

Advising China Forestry Group

on numerous land and forestry right acquisitions and associated forestry arrangements

Advising Crown and non-Crown clients

on Māori land law obligations and principles

Advising the Ministry of Education, Department of Internal Affairs, other Crown clients, and DHBs

on leasing, development and property related matters

Advising on a number of Requiring Authority actions

as well as Public Works Act takings and disposals