Special Counsel, Auckland

Ryan Ellis

Ryan Ellis (3)


Ryan specialises in corporate and commercial law.  He advises clients on a range of matters, including commercial contracts, procurement, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. 

Ryan has broad corporate and commercial experience, having previously held both in-house and private practice roles, providing him with a unique skill set and client focused perspective to his work.

In addition to Ryan’s private practice career, he has extensive in-house experience in the FMCG, manufacturing and building supplies industries.  Previous in-house roles include General Counsel at Carters Building Supplies, and roles with Fletcher Building, Woolworths New Zealand (previously Countdown) and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

Work highlights

Advising various Fletcher Building businesses

on corporate and commercial matters, including M&A, supply and distribution agreements and joint ventures

Advising Whanganui Port Limited Partnership

on various contractual arrangements for the Whanganui Port Revitalisation Project being undertaken by Whanganui District Council and Te Puwaha

Advising Alexander Group

on its contractual arrangements for the provision of freight and logistics services to BOC New Zealand and other Linde Group companies

Advising Autosports Group

on the acquisition of Auckland City BMW

Advising Daifuku Oceania (BCS New Zealand)

on its contractual arrangements with Auckland International Airport in relation to a Baggage Handling System project

Advising Daifuku Oceania (BCS New Zealand)

on an Automation Project Agreement with Cardinal Logistics