- Annelies McClure
- Special Counsel
- Public Law
Annelies brings a wealth of experience gained from private practice and the public sector. She is skilled at dealing with a range of property, trust, commercial and public law issues.
As the former head of the Overseas Investment Office (2005–2017), Annelies is acknowledged as New Zealand’s foremost expert in the interpretation and application of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.
She has significant expertise in navigating public sector processes and has an excellent understanding of the machinery of government, including policy development, legislative reform, and regulatory theory and frameworks. She is also experienced in dealing with complex Official Information Act and Privacy Act matters.
Annelies’ wide-ranging experience and broad skill set means that she can quickly get to grips with difficult issues and bring them to resolution.
- Advising clients on a range of issues involving the interpretation of a range of legislation and case law, including Dairy Industry Restructuring, Rating Powers, Fire Service Levies, Retirement Villages, and Freedom of Camping.
- Drafting, and advising on scope of, delegated powers.
- Advising Wood Processors and Manufacturers' Association on proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act impacting the forestry industry, preparing submissions to, and appearing on behalf of the Association at, the select committee.
- Reviewing proposed new Overseas Investment legislation and advising on potential impacts to the client's business model; drafting submissions and proposed new legislation to give effect to those submissions.
- Advising on and preparing applications for consent under the Overseas Investment Act's new rules, including standing consents and exemptions for developers.
- Advising clients (including other law firms) on the interpretation of the Overseas Investment Act.
- Advising clients (including other law firms) on already filed Overseas Investment applications that had encountered difficulties (such as proposals to decline) and providing advice on how to restructure the applications.
- LLB, Victoria University of Wellington
- BA, Victoria University of Wellington
- New Zealand Law Society