Dene Gavin


Dene specialises in commercial and property law with a particular focus on rural law. He regularly advises clients in relation to business purchases, shareholders’ agreements, obtaining leasing matters, banking and finance, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, restructuring, collaborative agreements and joint ventures.

Dene has experience in a broad range of commercial law matters and advises clients from a range of industries including construction, tourism, rural, forestry, aquaculture and property.

Recent highlights

  • Advising on a large scale commercial and industrial property development.
  • Providing advice on a property syndicate on the development and finance of a large scale residential subdivision.
  • Providing advice on the sale and purchase of forestry land to an overseas entity.
  • Assisting clients with various commercial matters including structures, funding and contractual matters.

Dene's insights

NZS3910:2023 – Independents’ Day – Engineer to the Contract No More

1 December 2023

The RMA lives on

28 November 2023

New Zealand's new Government: what are the priorities?

24 November 2023

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