Infrastructure development is complex, multi-faceted and demands strategic industry knowledge. Projects need more than advisers, they need industry experts who can seamlessly integrate into high performing project-teams.
We understand the practical demands and issues facing the different parties involved in any infrastructure development. In fact, as the New Zealand lawyers with the most experience working as participants in project alliances, we have lived and breathed those demands.
We work with sponsors, government, contractors, developers and financiers at every stage of a project. We have extensive experience advising on the optimal legal structuring for project contracting; project financing; regulatory consents issues (including some of New Zealand’s largest planning processes), drafting and negotiating concession agreements, tender documents, construction contracts and other project documents, land rights, project implementation and dispute management and resolution, we can help all parties achieve successful outcomes and manage the risks inherent in infrastructure development.
Our team has worked on structuring, funding and implementation of a wide variety of major infrastructure projects both in New Zealand and overseas. We have particularly focused on large transport, public building and social infrastructure, telecommunications, energy, health, transport and water projects.
"The Cardrona Wastewater Project was a great opportunity for BNZ to work with the private sector in an innovative way to deliver sustainable three waters infrastructure for the public sector and provide opportunities for growth in regional New Zealand"
Susan Lucking, Director, Specialised Finance, Bank of New Zealand
"Excellent service provider."
"The firm is excellent at communication while providing timely responses in an uncomplicated form."
"Very high quality advice and support."
- Member of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID)
- Member of Infrastructure New Zealand
Advising NZ Defence Force
in relation to its 'Defence Estate Regeneration Programme'. This involves the strategic reorganisation and upgrading of the Defence Force’s property assets. This portfolio comprises approximately 81,000ha of land on which is located a variety of camps, bases, training areas and support facilities. The programme’s objective is to enhance defence capability and to improve the defence force staff’s working environment
Advising Central Plains Water
on the development and financing of its Canterbury irrigation project. Our role involved advising on all aspects of the project from corporate structuring, equity raising, resource consents, project financing and contracting
Advising Auckland Council and Auckland Transport
in respect of the procurement of construction packages C3 (tunnels and stations), C7 (systems) and C8 (Otahuhu Station) for the City Rail Link, New Zealand's largest infrastructure project by value. The City Rail Link is a 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail link up to 42 metres below the city centre transforming the downtown Britomart Transport Centre into a two-way through-station that better connects the Auckland rail network
Acting for Ormat Systems
in relation to the Ngawha geothermal electricity generation project. Ngawha Generation Limited, a subsidiary of Top Energy Limited currently has 25MW of installed capacity and is expanding this by 28MW to a total of 53MW and we have advised Ormat, the EPC Contractor and equipment supplier for the new generation plant
Acting for NZ Transport Agency
on a number of state highway projects including being a participant in the East West Link Alliance which consented this $1.8B roading and coastal remediation project and advising on various issues relating to the separate project widening SH1 from Manukau to Bombay
Advising bidders and financiers
in connection with various New Zealand PPP Projects including NZ Schools I, II and III, Tauranga and Christchurch social housing and Wiri and Auckland Prisons