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Hugh Lindo



P+64 3 968 4010

M+64 27 711 7171

Hugh Lindo

Hugh is a partner in our Christchurch corporate and commercial team.

He advises on a wide range of commercial and private client matters, specialising in corporate structuring and governance, business transactions and advisory, overseas investment, commercial property, and trust law.

Reflecting his wide and varied commercial experience in Christchurch and the Canterbury region, Hugh provides timely and pragmatic advice to a diverse range of large and medium organisations operating across a variety of sectors, including: health, educational, agri-business, technology, infrastructure, and commercial property.

In addition to his corporate advisory practice, Hugh also has a depth of experience in advising private clients in relation to their asset planning and is considered to be one of New Zealand’s leading experts in trust and succession law.

Hugh is engaging, pragmatic and always helps his clients to be strategic where possible. He is able to break-down complex legal issues and is seen as a trusted advisor by many of his clients.

Examples of Work

Corporate Advisory

  • Extensive corporate and not-for-profit governance experience in a diverse range of organisations across Christchurch and Canterbury
  • Advises tertiary and secondary educational institutions and the local health board
  • Trusted advisor to one of New Zealand’s largest primary industry co-operatives
  • Advised a diverse range of clients in multiple sectors on a myriad of corporate and commercial transactions covering the full ambit of business life

Private clients / Trusts

  • Advises on the full spectrum of trust law matters including establishment, administration, trustees’ duties, succession issues, restructuring and review
  • Significant experience in dealing with international trusts and advising offshore clients as well as acting as a Trustee for many clients
  • Advises clients on the implications of the new Trusts Act 2019, ensuring they are prepared ahead of the Act coming into force in January 2021

Other Credentials

  • Christchurch Foundation - Trustee
  • Christ's College, Canterbury - Board Chair
  • Institute of Directors - Member
  • Solicitor, England and Wales