Glen Holm-Hansen

LLB (Hons), BA
Glen Holm-Hansen is a Partner in the Disputes Team. He specialises in construction disputes and regulatory investigations, as well as co-leading our insolvency and restructuring practice.

Glen joined Hesketh Henry in January 2018 having previously worked in a leading national law firm for nearly 10 years.  Glen advises on a wide range of commercial disputes for corporate clients and has specific expertise in regulatory investigations, insolvency and restructuring matters, construction disputes, and large scale complex litigation. 

Glen co-leads our insolvency and restructuring practice.  His insolvency and restructuring experience includes advising insolvency practitioners, creditors, and debtors, on all aspects of insolvency law including liquidations, receiverships, administrations, director duties, lending and security arrangements, and security enforcement. 

Glen regularly assists corporate entities with investigations commenced by regulatory bodies including the Commerce Commission and advises on compliance matters in relation to the Commerce Act 1986, the Fair Trading Act 1986, and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003).

Glen also has particular expertise in the construction sector, acting for contractors and consultants in mediations, arbitrations, and Construction Contract Act adjudications.   

Glen is a skilled courtroom advocate with extensive experience before the New Zealand courts at all levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation.  Clients recommend Glen in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 directory as a “stand out” in construction matters and “very hard working and knowledgeable” for dispute resolution.

Glen is a member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) as well as the Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association New Zealand (RITANZ).  He graduated with conjoint degrees in law (honours) and arts from the University of Auckland in 2007 and was admitted to the bar in September 2007. 

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Examples of work completed by Glen include:

  • Advising insolvency practitioners, creditors, and debtors, acting on a range of matters associated with distressed or failing entities, including representing clients in Court.
  • Advising contractors and specialist subcontractors on claims involving variations, prolongation, thickening, measured works, and extensions of time under commercial and civil contracts.
  • Handling significant adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 for commercial projects.
  • Advising both national and global corporations in relation to regulatory investigations undertaken by the Commerce Commission in a range of sectors.
  • Advising leading banking and peer-to-peer lending institutions in relation to investigations and under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and Fair Trading Act 1986.
  • Acting for insurers in relation to claims arising from the Canterbury Earthquakes.

Insights & Opinion / Glen Holm-Hansen

What to expect from payment disputes under construction contracts in 2024: a return to orthodoxy
Following the departure from the fundamental principle of the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) “pay now argue later” in South Pacific Industrial Ltd v Demasol Ltd [2021] NZHC 3597, the Court ...
14.06.2024 Posted in Construction & Disputes
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Call me? Care is required when calling on a bond
In the recent High Court decision Hawkins Ltd v Elizabeth Properties Ltd, Hawkins was successful in preventing EPL from calling on a $3m bond pending determination of a dispute principally over the ap...
10.04.2024 Posted in Construction
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What You Need to Know About the New NZS3910:2023
The new NZS3910:2023 (conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction) was released by Standards New Zealand in December 2023 (see our article here).  It is now gaining relevan...
10.04.2024 Posted in Construction
Construction Framework Wide BW
Major milestone passed – NZS3910:2023 expected in time to fill Christmas stockings
As the most widely adopted standard form construction contract in NZ, NZS 3910 was more than ready for updated conditions given the changes in the industry since its last review in 2013.  After almos...
09.10.2023 Posted in Construction
Construction Framework Wide BW
Disruption claims: Are your project records up to date?
Disruption can be hard to pinpoint.  It is one of those features that you know when you see it and most parties have likely felt it on a construction project.  However, being able to make a claim fo...
14.09.2023 Posted in Construction & Disputes
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High Court imposes record penalty under Fair Trading Act
One NZ (formerly Vodafone NZ) was recently a record-breaker for all the wrong reasons, receiving the largest penalty to date under the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA).   On appeal from the District Court...
29.08.2023 Posted in Corporate & Commercial & Disputes
Hesketh Henry assists with Retention Money Guidance
Our Construction Team has been pleased to assist with the preparation of a Retention Money Guidance (Guidance), which has just been published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MB...
22.08.2023 Posted in Construction & Disputes