Kensington Swan has bolstered its national property team with the addition of a new partner.
Paula Ormandy has joined the firm as a partner, making the move from Bell Gully, where she was a senior associate. She was also previously at Chapman Tripp.
She brings to the firm a dozen years of experience advising on all aspects of commercial property. She is an expert in property development, complex leasing deals, and high-value portfolio acquisitions and disposals. She has particular interest in infrastructure projects, including large-scale construction and local government law, Kensington Swan said. Her clients include institutional landlords, major retail tenants, large local and international businesses, iwi, the Crown and local government, and some of the country’s largest contractors.
“Paula has a vast amount of experience working on a broad range of large and complex projects. Her appointment will help strengthen our commercial property and infrastructure offering to the firm and combined with her specialist knowledge, Paula will help complement the already strong team dynamic as well as expanding our breadth of legal talent,” said Charles Spillane, Kensington Swan’s chief executive.
Matthew Ockleston, who leads the firm’s property practice in Auckland, said that Ormandy is a welcome addition to the team, which has seen significant recent growth.
“Paula’s depth of experience in the commercial property space will enhance the advice we provide clients. Paula is highly regarded by her clients in the construction and infrastructure sectors, which are core strengths of our firm. Paula joining us is an exciting new step in the growth and development of our national practice,” Ockleston said.