Senior Solicitor, Auckland
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.
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