Partner, Christchurch

Julia Gabrielle

Julia Gabrielle (2)



Julia specialises in general commercial and corporate law, banking and finance and commercial and residential property.

Julia frequently advises on commercial property acquisitions, leasing, financing (including refinancing, commercial and private lending) and corporate and private structuring.

She has recently been involved in numerous commercial property acquisitions and advised on associated development funding and leasing arrangements in the post-earthquake Christchurch property market.

Work highlights

Acting for a key property developer

on the acquisition, development, disposition and leasing of commercial property

Acting for large residential building companies

on property development including the provision of general commercial advice

Acting for a large wine manufacturer and distributor

on general commercial issues including property specific matters

Advising on a significant restructure

reflecting a realignment of family interests

Acting for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

 on leasing arrangements for the Performing Arts Anchor Project

Acting on the acquisition of various hotels in the South Island

Alternate contacts

Jan Etwell

Partner, Christchurch

Jan specialises in banking and finance, commercial and company law. Her experience includes acting as instructing solicitor…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3514
  • M +64 21 655 604


John Buchan

Partner, Christchurch

John specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property. He acts on a wide range of transactions…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3504
  • M +64 21 900 124