LLB, Partner
Jonathan Gillard
Jonathan specialises in commercial property and overseas investment.

Jonathan is a partner in the Commercial Property & Projects Team at Wynn Williams and is a member of the firm's board.  He has more than 20 years experience in commercial property acquisitions & disposals and leasing, investment in New Zealand, commercial contracts, rural property and trusts. Jonathan acts for a number of leading commercial property developers, investors and corporate entities.

Jonathan has been advising overseas investors and business migrants for more than 10 years.  His experience in this area makes the investment process clear and uncomplicated for overseas investors.

"I pride myself on building close working relationships with my clients to understand their needs and aspirations. While enthusiastic for my clients, I am also careful and particular in ensuring they are well-protected in their business transactions and wealth creation."
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.


Recent Projects

  • Advising Landlords and Investors on the process and documentation for new office and retail building developments post earthquake.
  • Acting for a national transportation and distribution company with multiple subsidiaries, advising on the group’s property requirements over multiple sites throughout NZ.
  • Acting for the property arm of a national trading bank, for all its property requirements in the South Island.
  • Obtaining permanent residency in New Zealand for migrant investors.
  • Providing legal advice to landlord clients on issues arising from the Christchurch earthquake and in particular in relation to "tenantability" and termination issues.
  • Purchase of a large North Island farm/station for Swiss investors.

Recent Articles


New Company Tax Rules

The Taxation (GST and Remedial Matters) Act 2010 (the “Act”) was enacted on 20 December 2010.
The Act introduces changes to the rules for Qualifying Companies (QC) and Loss Attributing
Qualifying Companies (LAQC) and creates a new type of company, the Look-Through Company (LTC).

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The Deposit

The vendor wants it, the agent wants it more and the buyer cannot find it. Is it important? Jonathan Gillard, partner with the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams, looks at the issues and tells us why collecting a deposit is so important to the vendor.

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  • New Zealand Law Society Property Law Section
  • Founding Trustee and Member of the Noise Off Trust
  • Member of, and Honorary Legal Adviser to, the White Flippered Penguin Trust
  • Institute of Directors

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter on leasing matters post-earthquake to the “A New Christchurch” forum 2012
  • Presenter on investment and immigration to New Zealand in the UK and Switzerland in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Regular presenter on trusts and asset protection structures for various groups
  • Regular presenter on leasing terms to landlord and investor groups

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609

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