Elena Chang

Special Counsel Auckland

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Elena has wide experience in advising on commercial property with particular expertise in complex subdivisions, property development, acquisitions, disposals, forestry, leasing and overseas investment in New Zealand. 

She has acted for clients on a broad spectrum of real estate development matters and has extensive experience with staged subdivisions as well as staged unit title developments. She has advised international investors (including listed international companies) on their applications for consent to acquire sensitive land under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 including applications for sensitive land and/or significant business assets consents, retrospective consents and variations.

Work highlights

EQT Infrastructure IV Fund
Advised EQT Infrastructure IV Fund on the real estate, construction and overseas investment office aspects of its scheme of arrangement to acquire 100% of Metlifecare.

Cooper and Company
Advised Cooper and Company on all aspects of the development and leasing in Auckland's Britomart Precinct, including the development and management arrangement for the new five-star Britomart Hotel.​​