Paul Calder


I’m a member of our corporate and commercial team and specialise in property matters. My property clients include significant investors and developers, major landlords and tenants, and corporates and individuals with important property portfolios.

My commercial clients include significant corporate and private businesses each playing an important role in the rebuild of Christchurch as the centre of business for Canterbury.

Christchurch is an exciting place to practice property law. With our clients we have taken a leading role in commercial property matters following the earthquakes. We have presented seminars on various matters, and have been involved in the review and development of standard lease forms taking into account the issues identified by the Christchurch earthquakes.

I am a member of the Property Council of New Zealand, Institute of Directors and on the Board of Anchorage Trustee Services Limited.

I have published chapters on property and real estate in several international legal guides, including Thompson Reuters Commercial Real Estate in New Zealand, and the New Zealand chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate 2017.  

I am an Accredited Specialist 2020/21 of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.