Chris Ashton


Chris is an Associate in Meredith Connell’s corporate and commercial property team. Chris advises clients on a wide range of commercial and property matters including acquisitions and disposals, leasing, development, property finance and commercial transactions.

Advising local authorities and Crown entities on development projects involving subdivision and land exchanges, reserve land matters, infrastructure development and public works issues.

Advising a Government department on updating and implementing service and funding contracts for a key public service.

Acting for a listed food retailer on its full range of property development and leasing matters.

Acting on various subdivisions of retail centres and residential developments, ranging from complex rural subdivisions to urban unit titles, involving due diligence on the underlying land, finance arrangements, subdivision, and sell down of lots.

Acting on the New Zealand arm of the acquisition of an international technology development group.

Acting for a shopping mall developer on its development and leasing agreements, and its subsequent management of its leasing portfolio.

Acting on the acquisition and disposal of franchise businesses for a popular New Zealand retail franchise.

LLB/BA, University of Auckland