Senior Solicitor, Christchurch

Celeste Brown

Celeste Brown (1)



Celeste specialises in corporate and commercial law and has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, corporate structuring and commercial leasing.

Celeste advises clients on a range of transactional matters (including project finance and related security arrangements) and regularly acts for some of New Zealand's major banks.

Celeste also has experience in preparing and negotiating commercial contracts and advising on statutory and regulatory compliance.

Work highlights

Acting for various corporate entities

in respect of asset and share acquisitions and sales

Advising prominent developers

on joint venture formation and structuring

Advising major banks

in relation to lending and security arrangements

Advising on and acting in respect of

mortgagee sales

Preparing contracts

for hire in relation to major venues

Preparing, drafting and acting in respect of

commercial lease agreements including ground leases for large hospitals 

Alternate contacts

Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch
Board of Management

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3525
  • M +64 21 753 769


Jan Etwell

Partner, Christchurch

Jan specialises in banking and finance, commercial and company law. Her experience includes acting as instructing solicitor…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3514
  • M +64 21 655 604