Senior Associate, Wellington

Brannavan Gnanalingam

Brannavan Gnanalingham


Brannavan specialises in property, litigation, insolvency and debt recovery.

Brannavan has been involved in large-scale property acquisitions and the negotiation of easements, licences, leases, sale and purchase agreements, and alienations of Māori land.  He also specialises in property disputes, and has assisted creditors, receivers, and liquidators with distressed property and property debts.  He has been involved in disputes relating to the Public Works Act, sale and purchase agreements, make good, Māori land, rent reviews, construction, leases, and caveats in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court and in arbitration.

Work highlights

Acting for Ministry of Health, Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Centreport

in large-scale development agreements, construction agreements, and agreements to lease for major head office projects

Acting for Weltec and Whitireia

in negotiating its Performing Arts Centre in Wellington

Drafting and reviewing commercial and property documents

including leases, easements, encumbrances, mitigation agreements, exclusivity agreements, settlement agreements, licences, finance leases, and right of first refusals

Drafting and advising on retail agreements and terms and conditions

for retail contracts

Acting for Morrison & Co

during its due diligence and transaction when purchasing Shell New Zealand

Acting for major banks such as ANZ Bank New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand, ASB Bank, HSBC Bank, and Kiwibank

on various mortgages, transactions, and recoveries

Alternate contacts

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

Charlotte specialises in leasing, construction and land-related property advice. She has been involved in the development…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0508
  • M +64 21 915 737


Stephen Whittington

Partner, Wellington

Stephen specialises in negotiation and documentation of commercial property transactions, development and construction advice…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7329
  • M +64 21 845 530


Scott Barker

Partner, Wellington

Scott specialises in litigation and insolvency law. He advises both private and public sector clients.…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7349
  • M +64 21 822 929