Profile

Antonio advises on a range of corporate and commercial disputes, with a particular focus on professional liability, property and construction disputes. Prior to joining Gilbert Walker, Antonio worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the High Court in Auckland where he assisted on complex trials concerning trusts, tax and construction. He has since appeared as junior counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

In addition to law, Antonio has an honours degree in engineering and has worked at Beca, one of New Zealand’s leading engineering consultancies.  His background gives him particular insight in disputes concerning property, construction and manufacturing.

He was awarded scholarships for corporate law and mediation at the University of Auckland and has won several domestic and international advocacy competitions.

Credentials

  • LLB (Hons) (Auckland) / BE (Hons) (Canterbury)

  • Admitted in New Zealand (2019) and New South Wales (2020)

Experience

  • acting for a defendant in a proposed class action regarding the fire performance of buildings clad in aluminium composite panelling

  • acting for a helicopter tour operator to defend criminal charges laid by WorkSafe following the volcanic eruption in 2019 on Whakaari / White Island

  • acting for Jones Lang LaSalle to claim a substantial commission on leases at Kumeu Film Studios for Hollywood productions

  • acting for a listed property developer to claim payment for infrastructure costs arising from a 1000-lot development