Our construction and projects team provides expert advice on all aspects of construction projects from structuring, financing, procurement and contracting through to implementation completion and disputes.
We have extensive experience in the construction industry having advised clients on significant and varied construction projects, both in New Zealand and internationally over the past few decades. We are well equipped to deal with the various forms of construction contracts from both a front-end and back-end perspective, and regularly provide both strategic and technical advice.
Our in-depth experience across all sectors includes particular expertise in electricity, energy and resources, infrastructure, state sector procurement and delivery (including PPPs) and the Canterbury earthquakes recovery.
Based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, our team can call on environmental, planning, real estate, commercial and litigation specialist expertise within the firm.
With this breadth and depth of expertise and our national reach, we are able to offer our clients comprehensive legal services for construction and project matters.
Our clients include listed and private companies, multinationals, local and central government bodies, financiers, educational institutes, crown-owned entities, developers and investors. Many of those clients are long-standing and return to us because they value our advice for its accuracy, pragmatism and our knowledge of the construction industry.
"Buddle Findlay is the only full service law firm containing specialist real estate and construction teams in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch."
Advising Christchurch International Airport
regarding its Integrated Terminal Project (redevelopment of international and domestic terminals)
Advising Wellington International Airport
on its international terminal project, the runway, taxiway and retail park extensions, parking building and hotel development, and baggage handling system upgrades
Advising Contact Energy
on the tendering and construction of the Otahuhu B, Wairakei Binary and Whirinaki Power Stations and Wairakei Steam Field Steam Pipeline Upgrade project
Advising Contact Energy
on the construction contracting for its Te Mihi and Wairakei geothermal plants, Te Rapa co-gen plant and Ahuroa Gas Storage Project
Advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
on a renewable energy project in Bamyan, Afghanistan (FIDIC EPC form)
Advising Ormat International
in connection with BOT and construction contracting in relation to electricity generation projects in Kenya, Guatemala, St Lucia and others