Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Jayden van Leeuwen

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Jayden specialises in public and administrative law, overseas investment, and consumer and competition law.

Jayden's public and administrative law expertise includes advising government departments, Crown entities, and private clients on a range of public, regulatory, and commercial matters, including in relation to statutory decision-making, contracting and funding arrangements, responding to requests for official information, responding to a Royal Commission of Inquiry, and privacy matters.


Jayden advises private sector clients on all aspects of the Overseas Investment Act regime, and also has experience providing advice on compliance with the Fair Trading Act, the Commerce Act, and the Consumer Guarantees Act.


Jayden also advises clients on investigations and enforcement action by regulators such as the Overseas Investment Office and Commerce Commission.



Work highlights

Assisting the Ministry of Health

with its response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, including coordinating responses to large Notices to Produce issued under the Inquiries Act, preparing for hearings, and collaborating with other government agencies involved in the Crown response

Advising Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand

on the health reforms and establishment of Te Whatu Ora, and a range of matters related to governance, public law, and statutory compliance

Advising Brookfield

on the Overseas Investment Act aspects of its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Intellihub Group

Assisting numerous private sector clients

to respond to investigations and enforcement action by regulators under the Overseas Investment Act, Fair Trading Act, and Commerce Act

Advising a Crown entity

on the development of a major multi-year funding agreement

Advising DrylandCarbon

a limited partnership between four major NZX-listed companies, on the Overseas Investment Act aspects of its acquisition of numerous forestry assets across New Zealand


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Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

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Natasha Wilson

Partner, Wellington

Natasha is a partner in our public law team in Wellington, and has extensive experience in the health, education, and science and…

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Hannah Lee

Senior Associate, Wellington

Hannah specialises in overseas investment, public and administrative law, and consumer law, and advises both private and public sector …

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