Sector

Transport

Buddle Findlay is a key legal provider in the transport sector. We advise clients across the full legal spectrum, from transport regulation and policy through to resource management and employment law.

Overview

Effective transport infrastructure is vital to support New Zealand's economic growth.  Buddle Findlay is a key legal provider in the transport sector.

Our team provides transport advice across the legal service spectrum, including transport regulation and policy, resource management, property, construction, commercial and procurement issues, and employment law.

We advise clients in the private sector (including public transport operators) and in the public sector on public transport issues.  We are one of three leading external legal providers to the NZ Transport Agency to advise it on a range of transport and other matters.



Work highlights

Advising the NZ Transport Agency

on numerous roading designation and consenting projects including: the designation of State Highway 20B in Manukau, Auckland; the widening of SH16 (North West Motorway); the East/West Connection Project; the Rangiriri Section of the Waikato Expressway; the Peka Peka to North Ōtaki and North Ōtaki to North Levin sections of the Wellington Northern Corridor Roads of National Significance; the Petone to Grenda project; the Wellington to Hutt Valley cycleway project; Russley Road widening and interchange and Northern Arterial and QE2 four laning (part of the Christchurch Motorways Roads of National Significance and the Caversham roading widening project in Dunedin

Advising the NZ Transport Agency

on the resolution of complex land rights in relation to roading projects, and negotiating and drafting a range of documents including entry agreements, temporary land access agreements, Māori land issues, acquisition agreements, easements, tunnel agreements, mitigation agreements, and Public Works Act matters

Advising the NZ Transport Agency

on: its national integrated ticketing system; ongoing support arrangements for the drivers licensing system; and the acquisition of a new Crash Analysis System

Advising Strait Shipping

on the Environment Court hearing into shipping speeds for conventional ferries in the Marlborough Sounds and for the consents for the Santa Regina, the Straitsman and the Strait Feronia

Advising Wellington International Airport

on noise contour management, Public Works Act issues and a range of airport infrastructure construction projects

Advising a number of bus operators, a ferry operator and a transport trade association

on several large public transport matters, including policy and legislation development, commercial and subsidised services and associated funding frameworks
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Our team

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...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0423
  • 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...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0450
  • M +64 21 742 863

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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...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0665
  • M +64 21 846 351

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Frank Porter

Frank Porter

Partner, Auckland

Frank specialises in aviation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking, project finance and procurement. Frank advises local and...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7016
  • M +64 21 635 646

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Hamish Kynaston

Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington

Hamish specialises in employment relations, litigation, health law, health and safety, and education...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0439
  • M +64 21 279 2147

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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...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7034
  • M +64 21 624 162

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John Buchan

John Buchan

Partner, Christchurch

John specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property. He acts on a wide range of transactions...

  • DDI +64 3 371 3504
  • M +64 21 900 124

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John Glengarry

John Glengarry

Partner, Auckland

John specialises in intellectual property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas. John's practice covers the...

  • DDI +64 9 357 9391
  • M +64 21 678 198

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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...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7339
  • 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
  • M +64 21 750 509

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Sherridan Cook

Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland

Sherridan specialises in employment, industrial relations and health and safety as well as litigation and dispute resolution...

  • DDI +64 9 357 1858
  • M +64 27 545 9768

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Stephen Whittington

Stephen Whittington

Partner, Wellington

Stephen specialises in negotiation and documentation of commercial property transactions, development and construction advice...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7329
  • 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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Tony Dellow

Tony Dellow

Partner, Wellington

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

  • DDI +64 4 498 7304
  • M +64 21 349 651

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