Dong-on Lee

Senior Associate

Auckland Office
Business & Corporate


Dong-on was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in 2005 and has been with McVeagh Fleming since 2007, practicing in all aspects of commercial law and property matters.

Outside interests

Dong-on likes to travel and conjures up travel itineraries in his spare time.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with mates who have introduced him to a number of interesting diversions over the years which include playing board games, trout fishing and sitting exams.

Dong-on is a fan of New Zealand wines and has recently started running along Quay Street after work to justify all the good stuff he eats with fine wines.  It is rumoured at the office that he aims to outrun the senior partner of the firm at this year's Corporate Challenge which he has not yet accomplished in his 10 years at McVeagh Fleming.   

Examples of Transactions

  • Advising a property development company on acquiring and subdividing 250 hectares of land in stages, and the subsequent sale of the subdivided sections including transactions involving land swap, design and build, lease and water supply agreement.
  • Acting for a Maori Trust on sale and lease of dairy farms totalling 630 hectares in area and incorporation of a limited liability partnership to manage operation of the farms.
  • Regularly advising a number of incorporated societies and charitable trusts. 
  • Acting for a regional cake company including drafting a master franchise agreement and advising on individual franchise agreements with franchisees.
  • Acting for the loan department of an insurance company and issuing loan instructions and documents.
  • Acting for a leading New Zealand bank and processing instructions received by the firm as a member of its business banking panel.



Auckland Grammar School 1999

LLB, University of Auckland 2005

BCom (Economics and Finance), University of Auckland 2005

Main Practise areas



Banking and Finance

Memberships and Professional Affiliations