Expertise

Minerals and petroleum

Overview

Our minerals and petroleum industries deal with a complex interweaving of issues to do with New Zealand's communities, economy and environment. To succeed in this sector requires detailed legal and policy understanding and pragmatic legal advice that reflects the industry as a whole and the environment in which it operates. 

Numerous areas of legal specialisation are required to assist participants in the petroleum and mining industries and those with an interest in these activities. We have the breadth of experience to bring together lawyers with expertise in these areas.



Work highlights

Advising the Environmental Protection Authority's Decision-Making Committees

on the non-notified marine consents for OMV and STOS (the first two granted marine consents under the new EEZ regime) and the notified marine consents for the STOS Māui facilities

Advising TGS-Nopec Geophysical, an international oil and gas geoscience company

on Crown Minerals Act and associated issues for offshore oil and gas surveying (including issues regarding ingress agreements, prospecting permits and open source data)

Advising Francis Mining

on resource consent issues for existing and new coal mining developments on the New Creek Mine in the West Coast (involving applications for an access arrangement and resource consents)

Advising the Crown

on Crown Minerals Act regime in the coastal marine area, and the relevance of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

Advising the Office of Treaty Settlements

on the Crown Minerals Act framework as it relates to Treaty of Waitangi settlements

Advising Puke Coal

on the consents necessary to turn its former mining pit into a municipal landfill
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Our team

Alanya Limmer

Alanya Limmer

Partner, Christchurch

Alanya specialises in environment and resource management law and local government law. Alanya has earned a reputation as one of...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • M +64 21 742 863

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Grant Dunn

Grant Dunn

Partner, Auckland

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years experience. He previously spent six years with the London...

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  • M +64 21 888 812

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Paul Beverley

Paul Beverley

Partner, Wellington
National Chair

Paul is the National Chair of Buddle Findlay. Paul specialises in resource management planning and consenting processes...

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  • M +64 21 276 9322

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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...

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  • M +64 21 750 509

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Stephen Whittington

Stephen Whittington

Partner, Wellington

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

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  • M +64 21 845 530

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