Our People

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Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen's team are a dedicated group of individuals who provide friendly, helpful forward thinking advice to their clients. They provide legal advice only in those areas in which they have a high level of expertise, and can significantly contribute to the success of Taranaki.

Garry Anderson

BA, LLB(Hons) - Victoria University of Wellington

Contact Details

DDI Phone: + 64 6 759 5310
Mobile: + 64 21 370 157

Admitted to the bar: New Zealand 1988, Victoria, Australia 1994

Garry has practiced in leading national law firms in New Zealand and Australia.  Garry advises private and public sector entities about a wide range of activities.  Those entities cross the spectrum of corporate entities (internationally owned through to closely held companies), conducting business in a range of areas (manufacturing, banking, technology, services, energy (electricity and gas) distribution) domestically and internationally.

Garry also advises public sector entities (government departments, local authorities, statutory corporations and quangos) about commercial and social service activities (from policy development to implementation).

Garry is a recognised public speaker and trainer and has presented on a number of legal issues.  

Garry chose to move to Taranaki in 2004 from Wellington because the weather was better, cycling safer and the surf bigger.  And he still gets to provide creative advice in innovative ways to great clients.

Garry has particular expertise and knowledge in the legal issues arising in:

  • Financing transactions and associated security arrangements
  • Risk management (including compliance systems)
  • The use of technology (systems implementation and intellectual property issues)
  • Asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Strategic partnering
  • Business structuring and restructuring
  • Establishing and operating a lenders mortgage insurance scheme and a loan guarantee facility
  • Innovation products to facilitate home ownership
  • Government funding assistance for various initiatives
  • Energy market regulators and initiatives (like instantaneous reserves)

Partner - Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen
March 2004 - Present

Principal - Chapman Tripp
1999 - 2003

Senior Associate - Bell Gully
1995 - 1998

Lawyer - Blake Dawson
1993 - 1994

Lawyer - Bell Gully
1988 - 1993

Adviser - Legacy Leadership Development Programme
August 2012 - 2014

Trustee - Len Lye Centre Trust
August 2012 - 2017

Member - The Lawlink Group Limited
2008 - Present

Member - Property Law Section - New Zealand Law Society
2008 - Present

Member - Institute of Directors (NZ)
2006 -2017

Mindful Leadership


University of Melbourne - Melbourne Business School

University of Melbourne

Constitutional Law

Victoria University of Wellington

BA, LLB (Hons) Law, Criminology, Political Science

Wairarapa College

Referenda: Having dogs and getting to bark too! (LIVE Magazine, May 2010)

Is Law Important? (LIVE Magazine, June 2009)

Risk Management Presentation (July 2008)

KiwiSaver: Employer's Legal Responsibilities (February 2007)

Information Technology: Contract Process

Legal Ruminations

Referenda: Having dogs and getting to bark too!

LIVE Magazine
Garry Anderson, Partner, looks at how democracy can be exercised by formally expressing a preference about an issue through a referendum. Read more..

Is Law Important?

LIVE Magazine LIVE Magazine, June 2009
Garry Anderson, Partner, explains the importance of, and the need for, law in our society. Read more..

Risk Management Presentation

Articles July 2008
In conjunction with Triplejump, Garry Anderson gave a presentation on business risk management.

KiwiSaver: Employer's Legal Responsibilities

Articles February 2007
Presentation at KiwiSaver Seminar by Garry Anderson.