Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Ethan Lee

Ethan Lee (1)



Ethan specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.  He has particular expertise in resolving contractual, construction, property, negligence, regulatory, and cross-border claims.

Ethan acts for and advises clients across a range of industries, including SOEs, financial institutions, construction companies, insurers, manufacturers, professionals (lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, and real estate agents), and private and corporate clients.

Work highlights

Acting for prominent construction companies, suppliers, and subcontractors

in disputes arising out of a range of construction contracts, including NZS 39xx construction contracts and NZIA SCC, and representing them in adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

Acting for foreign entities

in cross border disputes and proceedings commenced in New Zealand, including protesting to the jurisdiction of the High Court of New Zealand

Acting for and advising incorporated societies and clubs

on contentious contractual, commercial, and constitutional issues arising in day to day management and in major events

Acting for financial institutions, borrowers, and guarantors

on enforcement issues arising from loans of various structures

Acting for vendors, purchasers, and indemnifiers

in proceedings arising out of complex commercial transactions

Acting for vendors, purchasers, landlords, and tenants

in a wide range of property disputes and associated court applications