Barton Hoggard Partner


Barton is a partner in our commercial property team. He advises clients on all aspects of property law, with a particular focus on subdivisions, property development and leasing.  Barton has been involved in significant design and build projects as well as sale and lease back transactions.  

Barton has practiced law in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He worked in the United Arab Emirates for ten years and was a corporate partner of English law firm, Clyde & Co, based in Dubai. During this time, Barton advised sovereign wealth funds, governments, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, property developers and individual investors on a number of complex transactions in a wide range of industries.

More recently, he has been involved in several significant New Zealand developments as well as rural acquisitions and large scale subdivisions. Barton has a particular interest in unit title developments and advises unit owners and body corporate managers on issues that arise in relation to such developments.

He has also successfully navigated foreign multinationals through New Zealand's overseas investment regime to acquire sensitive land in New Zealand.

Barton has been “Recommended” by Legal 500 which referred to his “very good response times, strong industry knowledge, and appropriate advice".

 

Barton's areas of expertise

  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial property acquisitions and divestments
  • Development agreements
  • Subdivisions
  • Overseas investment in New Zealand property
  • General property and business advice
  • Joint ventures
  • Asset protection
  • Trust formation and administration

 

Qualifications

LLB/B.Com - University of Auckland 1997

 

Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1998

New Zealand Law Society

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2004)