Will Dymock & Natasha van der Wal


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Holland Beckett’s newest Partners bring individual talent and specialist expertise to the expanding firm

The Bay of Plenty based law firm was established in Tauranga in 1937, and since then has grown to become a leading New Zealand firm advising local, national and international clients from offices in Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatāne and Taupō.

With over 140 staff including more than 70 lawyers, the full-service firm’s specialist teams work collaboratively and cater to a vast range of legal matters, including property, trusts and estates, commercial, corporate, finance, employment, family, civil litigation, resource management and local government.

Holland Beckett also has a specialised Māori Legal Unit.

Well renowned as a legal provider, Holland Beckett is also firmly regarded as a legal employer of choice – the promotion to partnership of two of its senior lawyers is testament to their focus on recruiting the best talent and developing the next generation of legal leaders, with clients benefitting from the firm’s dedication to their growing team.

Meet Will Dymock and Natasha van der Wal, Holland Beckett’s two newest Partners.

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”.

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, with a particular focus on aviation financing, acquisitions and sales, leasing and lease restructuring. Will brings his international experience to the New Zealand market while continuing to act for international aviation clients since returning to New Zealand.

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.

Outside of work, Will, his wife and two young children are embracing the Bay of Plenty lifestyle and enjoying the unique opportunities that it has to offer – he particularly enjoys fishing, boating and golfing.

Natasha van der Wal

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.

Out of work, you’ll find Natasha supporting her children on the sidelines of their various sporting interests. She also promotes scientific literacy for children in New Zealand as a trustee of the House of Science NZ Charitable Trust.

The promotion of Will and Natasha expands the partnership to 16 and further develops Holland Beckett’s offering of specialist legal services with world-class lawyers. The firm has the most female partners of any law firm in the region, growing from two to five women in the past seven years.

The firm is proud of its ability to provide expert legal advice with a professional approach that focuses on relationships and delivers timely pragmatic, strategic and directed advice. This approach, alongside the energetic, innovative and supportive internal environment, has led to an esteemed national profile, with local, national and international clients benefiting from world-class legal advice and expertise from the sunny BOP.

Related: New partners appointed to Holland Beckett

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