Chantal Ryan is a Senior Solicitor in our AWS Legal Queenstown office. Joining the team in 2019, she has a Bachelor of Law from the University of Southern Queensland.
Working alongside Haydon Cunninghame and Alan Harper, Chantal specialises in immigration, commercial and property law. She is client-focused and results driven and can help with a variety of immigration issues including Accredited Employer Work Visas, residency applications, citizenship and offshore recruitment.
If you are looking for help with a business matter, Chantal can help with company incorporation, shareholders agreements and sale and purchase of businesses. She is also experienced with residential property transactions and subdivision work.
In her spare time, Chantal can be found paragliding, skiing or out on an adventure exploring the South Island.
“Our decision to engage Chantal Ryan and the AWS legal team as our lawyers was crucial in applying for and successfully obtaining permission from the OIO to purchase a residential property in New Zealand. Chantal’s knowledge and experience of both application processes and in dealing with New Zealand Immigration personnel’s detailed enquiries made the whole procedure less onerous and stressful. We would have no hesitation in recommending Chantal Ryan to investors seeking to enter New Zealand by way of the Investor 1 Category programme , or in seeking OIO approval in purchasing a residential property in New Zealand.”
- Selina & Michael McDonagh
‘Thanks to the proper and appropriate support by AWS Legal Staff, my application for critical purpose visitor visa was approved by INZ and I could enter New Zealand without any problem. Afterwards, my work visa was also approved much earlier than I expected. As a matter of fact, while border of New Zealand had been closed due to Covid19, I had not been sure that I could come into New Zealand and almost been at a loss. This is not too much to say that I am not where I am now without support of AWS Legal. Especially, Ms. Chantal Ryan, a senior solicitor and a person in charge of my visa issue, supported me all the way from beginning to the end being very friendly and with can-do approach. I sincerely appreciate her support.”