Buddle Findlay has deep and broad experience in the irrigation sector having advised on a number of irrigation schemes at various stages of development. Our clients in relation to these schemes have included the scheme operators themselves, irrigators, key stakeholders, bankers and investors.
Our experience covers:
- Commercial, structuring and corporate finance
- Resource management
- Construction and construction related disputes.
We have a strong working relationship with key investors in this sector including most major banks. In addition, we frequently provide supporting or specialist advice to local legal advisers or in-house counsel in relation to irrigation schemes, leveraging the institutional knowledge that these advisers have and allowing for the provision of legal services more efficiently and inexpensively.
Acting for Central Plains Water
in respect of all aspects of that scheme including resource consent applications and proceedings, initial equity capital raise, numerous debt, priority and other commercial arrangements, rights issues, senior and subordinated debt financing requirements, procurement strategy and construction contract negotiation and documentation
Acting for North Otago Irrigation Company
in respect of equity capital raises (co-advised with a local legal services provider), construction contract negotiation and documentation, and construction disputes
Advising Hunter Downs Water
on its 2017 construction equity raise, water user agreement, contractual arrangements with third parties, initial legal due diligence for financiers and preparation of construction contracts
Advising Greater Wellington Regional Council
on Public Works Act aspects of the Water Wairarapa proposed irrigation project and structuring and capital raising issues
Advising Pioneer Energy
on investment and structuring issues in respect of the Dairy Creek Irrigation scheme
Advising Kurow-Duntroon Irrigation Company
on its 2017 equity capital raise (co-advised with a local legal services provider)