Partner, Wellington

Board of Management

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Charlotte Von Dadelszen


Charlotte specialises in leasing, construction and land-related property advice.  She has been involved in the development and negotiation of a range of land contracts, leases, tenders, development and construction contracts, (including NZS 3910, 3915 and 3916) easements/encumbrances.  Charlotte provides specialist advice on Public Works Act transactions and has acted for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on numerous roading projects, and Te Arawhiti (Office for Māori Crown Relations) in the negotiation and drafting of numerous deeds of settlement with iwi.  She acts for both government and private sector clients.


Charlotte also advises a number of community organisations.

  • Trustee for St Mark's Church School, Ngaakau Tapatahi Trust and the Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation
  • Trustee Advisor for the Rainbow Wellbeing Legacy Fund
  • Member of the New Zealand Society of Construction Law and Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society

Work highlights

Acting for the Treasury, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry for Primary Industries, National Library of New Zealand, Colgate-Palmolive, Steel & Tube, State Insurance and Chevron

to negotiate development agreements and anchor tenant leases of major office developments in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

Advising numerous clients on bespoke construction projects

and documenting the same, including Department of Corrections, Electronet Services, Ministry of Social Development and Contact Energy

Acting for Contact Energy

to negotiate land rights for its suite of generation assets across New Zealand including land rights for pipeline and power cable corridors, and associated with wind farm developments

Advising China Forestry Group

on numerous land and forestry right acquisitions and associated forestry arrangements

Acting for the Department of Corrections

on the tendering and construction of its Modular Build programme across New Zealand

Acting for Contact Energy and the Ministry of Tourism

to negotiate Public Works Act arrangements for East Taupo Arterial Highway

Alternate contacts

Stephen Whittington

Consultant, 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


Tom Bennett

Partner, Auckland

Tom specialises in real estate, construction, procurement and local government…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0665
  • M +64 21 622 228


Daniel Kelleher

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in property law and has extensive experience in property sector, corporate, banking and commercial transactions…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7022
  • M +64 21 618 535