Buddle Findlay has specialist legal expertise in advising participants in the electricity industry and an in-depth knowledge of the industry.
We are the lead legal advisers to the electricity industry regulator, the Electricity Authority. This role includes assisting with drafting the Electricity Industry Participation Code, the rules that govern the electricity market in New Zealand.
Our team also acts for a number of major players in the electricity industry including generators, retailers, lines companies and financiers.
We advise on a wide range of issues including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, competition law, project and corporate finance, hedges, resource management, construction, wholesale market rules, connection arrangements, land issues and litigation.
We have the specific experience and intellectual capital to help clients meet the challenges and leverage the opportunities the electricity industry presents.
Advising the Electricity Authorityon its review of the transmission pricing methodology (the method by which transmission charges are allocated to participants in the electricity industry)
Advising the Electricity Authority
on all amendments to the Electricity Industry Participation Code
Advising Contact Energy
on issues arising in its generation, retail, and gas businesses including, land acquisition and disposal, contractual issues, Commerce Act issues, corporate governance, finance, RMA, Public Works Act, Electricity Act and other issues