Brannavan specialises in property and construction.
Brannavan has been involved in large-scale property acquisitions and infrastructure projects, including negotiating large-scale development agreements and construction contracts (including NZS 3910, 3915 and 3916, and FIDIC Yellow Book). He has also been involved in the negotiation of easements, licences, leases, sale and purchase agreements, residential developments, development finance, and providing detailed advice in respect of seismic issues, Māori land, COVID-19 implications, force majeure, the Public Works Act 1981, and trespass. He also specialises in property disputes, and has been involved when litigation, insolvency or debt recovery involve property and/or construction (including appearing in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and arbitration).
Acting for the Department of Internal Affairs
(Archives) in the negotiation of a development agreement and long-term lease for the new National Archives Building in Wellington, and construction contracts for tender at its new Regional Shared Repository (Tāhuhu)
Acting for Ministry of Health, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Internal Affairs, Vodafone New Zealand and Centreport,
in negotiating large-scale development agreements, construction agreements, and agreements to lease for major head office projects
Acting for Waka Kotahi / NZTA
in its land acquisition process on a number of its major highway projects, including Takitimu North Link, Manawatū Tararua Highway, and the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway
Acting in large-scale project finance projects
including the Ruakura Inland Port (various banks), Mt Cardrona Station development (BNZ) and Todd Property's Ormiston development (ANZ)
Acting for Ministry of Health, Auckland DHB, and Waitemata DHB
in the project finance and development of the Auckland City Mission Building at 140 Hobson Street, Auckland
Acting for various local authorities, including Tauranga Council
in its civic precinct redevelopment, Kāpiti Coast District Council in sales and acquisitions of various property interests, and Horowhenua District in formalising access over Māori land