Renata Davis

Senior Associate Wellington

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Renata is a senior associate in our Māori legal, projects and real estate and corporate teams. His practice focuses on advising Māori on commercial and governance matters and strategic projects, assisting forestry businesses with the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and carbon-forestry related advice and government procurement and probity. He also has significant commercial property experience, advising on large scale property and infrastructure projects.

Work highlights

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tahu Property
Providing settlement application, commercial and governance advice to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tahu Property.  This has included providing ongoing advice in relation to the application of the iwi’s statutory right of first refusal.

Advised Ngāi Tahu Property on its negotiation and entry into a partnering agreement with Queenstown Lakes District Council relating to the development of various civic and commercial property assets in central Queenstown.

Tūhourangi Tribal Authority and Te Pūmautanga o Te Arawa
Tūhourangi Tribal Authority and Te Pūmautanga o Te Arawa on the implications of the proposed Ngāti Rangitihi settlement and the resolution of certain overlapping claims.  This includes assisting with the negotiation and drafting of an inter-iwi agreement, the drafting of the Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill and advising the iwi on the processes in relation to the on-transfer of interests in Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Ōtūkapuarangi (which is believed to be the site of the ‘Pink Terrace’).