Natural gas plays a vital role in the New Zealand economy. We have been at the centre of many key developments in New Zealand’s gas industry over recent years.
We advise on exploration initiatives, reticulation issues including open access, acquisitions of gas wholesale and retail businesses, acquisitions of gas reticulation businesses and major new gas supply contracts both in New Zealand and overseas. We also advise on litigation and other dispute resolution procedures relating to the gas sector and Commerce Act issues impacting on various levels in the market.
We have fuels expertise in the aviation context, which is readily transferable to the gas sector. This includes downstream fuels joint venture agreements, use of systems agreements, and fuel pipeline joint ventures (both operation and development).
Advising a major energy companyon carbon pass through clauses in its gas contracts
Advising a major energy company
on gas industry rules and procedures
Advising Contact Energy
on the competition implications of the sale of its gas metering business to Vector, and Vector's application for clearance for the acquisition
Advising Genesis Energy
on proposals for regulations covering gas transmission and related issues