Andrew Skinner



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Andrew has 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial work and has built a strong reputation for providing expert advice that is focussed on helping his clients succeed.  Andrew combines his experience working in the commercial teams of national and international law firms with his extensive in-house business experience to provide pragmatic and business focussed advice.

Andrew advises on the full range of business law matters, including:

  • commercial contracts
  • business acquisitions and sales
  • supply and distribution arrangements
  • franchising and licensing
  • procurement and outsourcing
  • advertising
  • commercial/industrial leasing
  • health and safety
  • governance

Specialist Industry Areas

Building and Construction

Andrew is passionate about the building industry and was General Counsel and a member of the Lead Team at Carters Building Supplies for a number of years.  Andrew now advises many clients in the building and construction industry and is especially interested in the Building Act reforms and health and safety.  Continuing his close association with the industry, Andrew was appointed to the Board of the Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association of New Zealand in 2019 and is looking forward to being a strong advocate for its member base throughout the country. Andrew also regularly contributes articles to building industry publications.


Andrew joins the firm having previously been a partner at a boutique business and franchising law practice.  Andrew has advised many of New Zealand's leading franchising systems both with their franchising and broader commercial work.  He has also assisted many franchisees entering into franchising and is able to draw upon his franchising industry contacts to ensure they obtain the best accounting and finance advice.


Andrew has worked in-house in the healthcare sectors both domestically and overseas (Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and InHealth Group Limited). At InHealth Group, Andrew advised the business on a series of significant tenders and subsequent successful contractual arrangements with the NHS.


Andrew has a particular interest in governance matters and is a qualified Chartered Secretary and member of Governance New Zealand.  Andrew also sits on the Membership and Admission's Committee for Governance New Zealand.

Andrew is also a member of the Institute of Directors and keeps up to date with the latest governance developments.

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