We are a leading law firm in the energy and natural resources field with specialist expertise and an in-depth knowledge of this industry sector.
We advise a number of significant investors in the energy industry in connection with potential acquisitions and regularly act for banks providing finance to the industry. We are also the leading adviser to the Electricity Authority, the principal electricity industry regulator. Other public sector clients include government departments and state-owned enterprises.
We have advised a number of the most significant industry participants in New Zealand such as Chevron, Contact Energy, Genesis Energy, Infratil, TrustPower, Vector, Pioneer Generation and Westpower on various aspects of their businesses including corporate transactions, development and acquisition of new assets, emissions trading, hedging, regulatory issues, planning and environmental issues, supply contracts, customer arrangements, and general corporate and commercial advice.
"Buddle Findlay was ahead of the pack with its experience in energy, regulation and public law."
ALB Energy and Resources Guide
Advising Contact Energy
on the construction of the Te Mihi geothermal electricity generation project, the Ahuroa gas storage project, the establishment of a joint venture for the development of the Taheke geothermal generation project with local Maori landowners and on the construction contracting arrangements for the Otahuhu B, Wairakei Binary, and Whirinaki power stations
Advising Genesis Energy
on issues associated with the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014, Variation 5, the Waitaki Sub-region, to the Proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan and water allocation issues associated with its Tekapo hydro-generation assets
Advising Contact Energy
on the consenting of all of its hydro, geothermal, thermal and wind projects
Advising the Electricity Authority
on its review of Transpower New Zealand's proposal to vary the current transmission pricing methodology
Advising the developer of the proposed Tikitere geothermal generation project
under a BOOT arrangement on all aspects of the project
Acting for the BOOT developer
of the KA24 geothermal generation project in Kawerau
Board of Management
Hamish specialises in employment relations, litigation, health law, health and safety, and education…
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Jennifer specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law, with extensive experience as a strategic…
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