Airport, Airlines, Ports & Shipping

  • Team member that advised Fonterra-backed logistic business Kotahi on their negotiation with Port of Tauranga (POT) to form a strategic alliance. As a result. Kotahi received $28m worth of POT shares for a 10 year cargo volume commitment and a 49.9% share in the Timaru Container Terminal. Cranleigh also negotiated a new joint venture between the parties of their domestic freight businesses.
  • Team member that provided independent advice to the North Shore and Waitakere City Councils on the viability of establishing a commercial airport at Whenuapai, Auckland.
  • Project Director of a team that advised and assisted in the negotiation of new ferry terminal access arrangements and determination of passenger, wharfage and layover charges for Auckland Regional Transport Network Ltd. The project included financially modelling the Auckland region ferry operations to determine appropriate regional ferry charges and discussions with the Commerce Commission.
  • Team member that advised on development of the business case, structuring and negotiations for Titanium Park Ltd, a NZ$300 million commercial development involving Hamilton International Airport and McConnell Properties Ltd, encompassing 78 hectares of non-aeronautical land surrounding the airport.
  • Team member that advised the Hamilton International Airport on its successful negotiations over landing fees, terminal charges and the introduction of a domestic terminal departure levy with Air New Zealand, including developing an integrated financial model as a basis for the negotiations.
  • Team member that advised the majority shareholders of Marstel, a major New Zealand terminal operator with nine sites across Australasia on the sale of their shareholding to Oslo-listed Stolt-Neilsen’s Stolt-Haven Terminals.
  • Co-led the team that acted for a US based investor in respect of acquiring the NZ$55m Westhaven Marina from the Ports of Auckland, New Zealand. The role involved undertaking a pre-acquisition review and due diligence.