Sector

Infrastructure

Buddle Findlay works with government, sponsors, contractors, developers and financiers at every stage of infrastructure development. Our team's commitment to successful allocation and management of risk leads to positive outcomes for all parties.

Overview

We understand the practical demands and issues facing the different parties to any infrastructure development.  We work with sponsors, government, contractors, developers and financiers at every stage of a project.  From the initial concept through to consents, construction, financing and completion and commissioning, we can help all parties achieve successful outcomes and manage the risks inherent in any infrastructure development.

Our team has worked on structuring, funding and implementation of a wide variety of major infrastructure projects both in New Zealand and overseas particularly in the local government, telecommunications, energy, health, transport and water sectors. 

We regularly advise clients on optimal legal structuring for project contracting, project financing, regulatory issues (including planning and resource consents), drafting and negotiating concession agreements, tender documents, construction contracts and other project documents, land rights, project implementation and dispute management and resolution.

  • Member of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID)


Work highlights

Advising bidders and financiers

in connection with various New Zealand PPP Projects including NZ Schools I and II and Wiri and Auckland Prisons

Advising Central Plains Water

on the development and financing of Stage 1 of its irrigation project

Acting for NZ Transport Agency

on a number of state highway projects including: the Southern Corridor improvements to SH1 from Manukau to Papakura, the Bayfair to Baypark section of SH2 in the Bay of Plenty, the Rangiriri section of the Waikato Expressway (a road of national significance), and the proposed SH20 widening (Lincoln to Westgate) in Auckland (a road of national significance)

Advising Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

on various Christchurch rebuild projects

Advising Infratil

in relation to the joint venture redevelopment of the New Lynn town centre

Advising Auckland City Council and New Zealand government

on the acquisition of the Westhaven and Hobson West Marinas
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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 one of Canterbury’s most...

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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...

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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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David Thomson

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in corporate and commercial law. His practice includes business acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures and...

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  • M +64 21 668 593

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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...

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  • M +64 21 846 351

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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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Jennifer Caldwell

Jennifer Caldwell

Partner, Auckland

Jennifer specialises in environment and resource management, and local government, with extensive experience as a strategic adviser...

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  • M +64 21 624 162

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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...

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  • M +64 21 753 769

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan

Partner, Auckland

Patrick specialises in environment and resource management, local government, and public law. Patrick advises on a wide range of...

  • DDI +64 9 357 9396
  • M +64 21 662 142

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Paul Beverley

Paul Beverley

Partner, Wellington

Paul specialises in resource management, and Māori law with particular expertise in Resource Management Act consenting and processes...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0406
  • M +64 21 276 9322

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Peter Chemis

Peter Chemis

Partner, Wellington

Peter specialises in employment law, industrial relations and related areas, and leads Buddle Findlay’s national employment team...

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  • M +64 27 444 6619

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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
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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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Steve Nightingale

Steve Nightingale

Partner, Wellington

Steve specialises in corporate law including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, limited partnerships...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7312
  • M +64 27 668 2832

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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...

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  • M +64 27 537 7784

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Susie Kilty

Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

Susie specialises in competition, fair trading, overseas investment consents and economic regulation, particularly of infrastructure...

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  • M +64 21 792 134

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Tony Dellow

Tony Dellow

Partner, Wellington

Tony specialises in competition law and regulatory processes, especially in infrastructure industries. Tony’s practice is unique...

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  • M +64 21 349 651

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Tony Wilkinson

Tony Wilkinson

Partner, Auckland

Tony specialises in advising domestic and foreign clients on the New Zealand income tax and GST consequences of a broad range of...

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

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