New Zealand Law Society - Holland Beckett promotes two partners

Holland Beckett promotes two partners

Holland Beckett has announced the promotion to partnership of two of its senior lawyers, Will Dymock and Natasha van der Wal, effective from 1st April 2024.

L-R: Natasha van der Wal and Will Dymock

“It is a pleasure to announce the promotion of Natasha and Will, both experts in their respective fields”, says Ken Hawkes, Partner at Holland Beckett. “These talented lawyers represent the diverse capabilities we have as a firm, and the growth and strength of our team. We look forward to expanding the partnership with their specialist expertise”.

The promotion of Will and Natasha expands the partnership to 16, which is testament to Holland Beckett’s reputation as a top tier legal employer, firmly focussed on recruiting the best talent and developing the next generation of legal leaders. The firm has the most female partners of any law firm in the Bay of Plenty, growing from two to five women in the past seven years.

Will Dymock, Partner
Will advises clients on a wide range of finance, corporate, restructuring and commercial transactions.

Will has extensive international and domestic experience advising financial institutions and businesses (small and large) across a broad range of areas including asset finance, general corporate lending, property finance and corporate finance. Will specialises in aviation and asset finance and leasing where he advises international clients, including financial institutions, aircraft lessors, lessees / airlines and other aviation market participants, on a wide range of aviation financing, acquisitions and sales, leasing and lease restructuring.

Prior to joining Holland Beckett in 2021, he spent six years in Singapore where he worked for two leading international finance practices, most recently as a Senior Associate in the global asset finance team at Clifford Chance. Prior to Singapore, Will worked in a leading banking and finance practice in Auckland.

Natasha van der Wal, Partner
Natasha joined Holland Beckett as a Senior Solicitor in 2016. Natasha’s expertise is focused on property law, commercial law and Māori legal issues. Natasha provides strategic and trusted advice on a broad range of property and commercial matters for individuals, corporate entities and local government.

She has experience with complex property issues including subdivisions and development, the acquisition and disposal of residential, rural and commercial properties; and commercial leasing and licencing matters generally.

As part of the specialised Māori Legal Unit at Holland Beckett, Natasha provides advice on Māori legal issues for local government, individuals, Māori trusts, Māori incorporations and post settlement governance entities. She is experienced with Māori property matters such as partitions, large commercial developments, iwi social housing and Papakainga. She has appeared before the Māori Land Court on property related matters.

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