Sector

Irrigation

Overview

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
  • Banking
  • Governance
  • Property
  • 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.



Work highlights

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)

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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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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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Peter Owles

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience....

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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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Willie Palmer

Willie Palmer

Partner, Christchurch

Willie specialises in commercial litigation including construction, insurance and insolvency law. He has broad experience in...

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