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Andrew Orme

Andrew Orme


To make an appointment, please contact Annalise Enright annalise.enright@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : BCA, LLB, Victoria University.

Andrew joined Tompkins Wake in February 2017 and is a property and commercial law specialist based in our Rotorua office. Andrew has over 13 years’ experience in private and in-house practice in Wellington, Napier, Christchurch and Toronto.

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Property Transactions
  • Large Scale Development
  • Leasing
  • Local Government Property
  • Public Works Act
  • Succession Planning
  • Trusts and Asset Protection
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Subdivisions and Property Development
  • Reserves and Endowment Land

Other Credentials

  • Member, Rules Committee, Athletics New Zealand


Andrew has:

  • Acted for various nationwide supermarket and retail chains on property acquisitions, developments and leasing.
  • Advised successful consortia on property due diligence for significant Public Private Partnerships, including Schools 2, Schools 3, Puhoi to Warkworth Road of National Significance, Auckland Prison and Tauranga Social Housing Reform.
  • Acted for local authorities, including Hamilton City Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Christchurch City Council and  Napier City Council on property and infrastructure matters.
  • Acted for central government, local authorities, requiring authorities and private landowners on various public works acquisitions, disposals and issues, including Roads of National Significance projects and irrigation schemes expansions.
  • Acted for a significant Canadian oil company on the acquisition, development and leasing of property for its retail store network.
  • Acted for and advised individual and SME clients on a wide range of land transactions, subdivisions and developments, leasing and general property matters.
  • Acted for individual and SME clients on the acquisition and disposal of businesses and associated property interests.
  • Advised clients on trusts and succession planning, including trust formation and administration, will preparation and powers of attorney.

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