Expertise

Construction and projects

Buddle Findlay’s leading construction and projects team advises clients on all aspects of construction from structuring and financing through to completion and disputes - both in New Zealand and internationally.

Overview

Our construction and projects team provides expert advice on all aspects of construction projects from structuring, financing, procurement and contracting through to implementation completion and disputes. 

We have extensive experience in the construction industry having advised clients on significant and varied construction projects, both in New Zealand and internationally over the past few decades.  We are well equipped to deal with the various forms of construction contracts from both a front-end and back-end perspective, and regularly provide both strategic and technical advice.

Our in-depth experience across all sectors includes particular expertise in electricity, energy and resources, infrastructure, state sector procurement and delivery (including PPPs) and the Canterbury earthquakes recovery.

Based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, our team can call on environmental, planning, real estate, commercial and litigation specialist expertise within the firm.

With this breadth and depth of expertise and our national reach, we are able to offer our clients comprehensive legal services for construction and project matters. 

Our clients include listed and private companies, multinationals, local and central government bodies, financiers, educational institutes, crown-owned entities, developers and investors.  Many of those clients are long-standing and return to us because they value our advice for its accuracy, pragmatism and our knowledge of the construction industry.



Work highlights

Advising Christchurch International Airport

regarding its Integrated Terminal Project (redevelopment of international and domestic terminals)

Advising Wellington International Airport

on its international terminal project, the runway, taxiway and retail park extensions, parking building and hotel development, and baggage handling system upgrades

Advising Contact Energy

on the tendering and construction of the Otahuhu B, Wairakei Binary and Whirinaki Power Stations and Wairakei Steam Field Steam Pipeline Upgrade project

Advising Contact Energy

on the construction contracting for its Te Mihi and Wairakei geothermal plants, Te Rapa co-gen plant and Ahuroa Gas Storage Project

Advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

on a renewable energy project in Bamyan, Afghanistan (FIDIC EPC form)

Advising Ormat International

in connection with BOT and construction contracting in relation to electricity generation projects in Kenya, Guatemala, St Lucia and others
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Our team

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington

Charlotte specialises in leasing, construction and land-related property advice. She has been involved in the development...

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  • M +64 21 915 737

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Daniel Kelleher

Daniel Kelleher

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in property law and has extensive experience in property sector, corporate, banking and commercial transactions...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7022
  • M +64 21 618 535

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David Allen

David Allen

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in all aspects of resource management, environmental and natural resources law and local government law. He is a...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0423
  • M +64 21 955 744

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David Randal

David Randal

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in resource management, environmental and conservation law, public law, general civil litigation and Māori law. He...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0450
  • M +64 21 742 863

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Dominic Lundon

Dominic Lundon

Partner, Auckland

Dominic specialises in property and construction and advises clients on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0665
  • M +64 21 846 351

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Graeme Hall

Graeme Hall

Partner, Auckland

Graeme specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. He has broad experience in commercial litigation including Court action...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7046
  • M +64 21 632 178

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John Buchan

John Buchan

Partner, Christchurch
Board of Management

John specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property. He acts on a wide range of transactions...

  • DDI +64 3 371 3504
  • M +64 21 900 124

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Mark Odlin

Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including...

  • DDI +64 3 371 3525
  • M +64 21 753 769

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Peter Owles

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter is a specialist in all aspects of banking and finance law, with over 25 years experience. As well as general banking and finance...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7047
  • M +64 21 750 509

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Sherridan Cook

Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland

Sherridan specialises in employment, industrial relations and health and safety as well as litigation and dispute resolution...

  • DDI +64 9 357 1858
  • M +64 27 545 9768

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Stephen Whittington

Stephen Whittington

Partner, Wellington

Stephen specialises in negotiation and documentation of commercial property transactions, development and construction advice...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7329
  • M +64 21 845 530

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Susan Rowe

Susan Rowe

Partner, Christchurch

Susan specialises in litigation, local government, insurance, industrial relations and health and safety. Susan currently advises...

  • DDI +64 3 371 3517
  • M +64 27 537 7784

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Tony Wilkinson

Tony Wilkinson

Partner, Auckland

Tony has a highly regarded practice acting for public and private sector clients. He is the lead tax advisor for Buddle Findlay’s most...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7066
  • M +64 27 476 6587

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Willie Palmer

Willie Palmer

Partner, Christchurch

Willie specialises in commercial litigation including construction, insurance and insolvency law. He has broad experience in...

  • DDI +64 3 371 3502
  • M +64 21 377 961

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