Paula Ormandy

New Zealand

Dentons Kensington Swan
18 Viaduct Harbour Ave
Auckland, 1142
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 915 6544


Paula is a Partner in Dentons’ Auckland office. Paula has over 13 years’ experience with top tier firms, advising in all aspects of commercial property and construction including development, acquisitions, disposals, leasing, subdivisions and property syndications.

She focsues her practice on property development, complex leasing deals and high-value portfolio acquisitions and disposals. Paula also has a particular interest in infrastructure projects, including large-scale construction and procurement, and local government law.

She advises both developers and institutional landlords and major retail tenants. As a construction expert she has advised on many of New Zealand’s iconic vertical build projects for a wide range of principals including large New Zealand and international corporates, Kiwi, the Crown and local government, as well as some of New Zealand’s largest contractors.

Dentons Kensington Swan is one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms with offices in Auckland and Wellington. Our teams collaborate to provide complete legal solutions that are tailored to each client. We are committed to providing a responsive, professional and service-centred approach.

Whether you’re launching a new product, expanding your organisation or entering a new market, we work collaboratively with you to achieve the outcome that’s right for your business.

Property is New Zealand’s largest non-export industry. It is constantly having to evolve in response to current and anticipated influences – globalisation, market forces, new technology, legislative developments and the risk of natural disasters. Property transactions must take account of the big picture as well as the detail.

If you are buying a house, negotiating a multi-million-dollar lease on a commercial building, or acquiring land for a large development project, you need help from experienced property lawyers who know what they are doing.

Businesses acquiring or disposing of property interests need input from advisers who know the industry as well as the law – advisers who can identify the many risks, and manage them in a way that is commercially appropriate, legally sound, and cost-effective.

We have a substantial practice in the buying, selling, developing, subdividing, unit titling, financing and leasing of all types of property – especially office, industrial, retail, rural, residential and mixed-use properties. Our clients include overseas and local investors and developers, multi-national tenants, Crown agencies, shopping centre owners, and lessees of high country stations.

Our work for central and local government agencies covers the acquisition of land interests for roading, power and other public works, related compensation issues, disposals, construction and infrastructure, large-scale development and leasing transactions, treaty settlements, and the management of Crown property portfolios.

Our team works closely with clients to get a good understanding of their business and their present and future needs. We are supported by colleagues in other teams, such as planning, construction, infrastructure, health and safety, public law, finance, and dispute resolution.

“Up-and-coming partner Paula Ormandy, who joined from Bell Gully, is recommended for property development and complex leasing deals.”
Legal 500