Partner, Christchurch

John Buchan

John Buchan



John specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property.  He acts on a wide range of transactions including sales and purchases, developments and subdivisions, construction, leases and financing and security arrangements.

John provided property and related advice to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and now provides the same advice to Land Information New Zealand in relation to Canterbury earthquake recovery matters.

John also has expertise in local government, advising Christchurch City Council and other local authorities and council controlled trading organisations on various issues and transactions.

Having been an All Black and having played 100 games for Canterbury, John also has an interest in sports law.

Work highlights

Acts for Alvarium Investments and Gough Investments

in relation to a wide range of commercial opportunities involving debt and equity investments, joint ventures and related property work

Acting for Land Information New Zealand

in relation to ongoing Canterbury earthquake recovery work

Advising Christchurch International Airport

on various commercial and property transactions

Advisory and transactional work

for Christchurch City Council and Selwyn, Ashburton, Waimakariri and Hurunui District Councils

Providing advice on statutory compliance issues

raised by the Public Works Act, Resource Management Act, Local Government Act, Building Act and Overseas Investment Act

Negotiating and transacting

various commercial contracts