Senior Associate, Wellington

Ana Coculescu

Ana Coculescu Wellington


Ana specialises in environmental and resource management law.  Her experience includes advising Australian private and government clients with respect to environmental law, acquisition of land for public works, waste and contaminated land.

Ana holds a Master of Laws from The University of Sydney, and has a Master of European Community law from Aix-Marseille III University in France and undergraduate degrees in Romanian and French law.

  • Recognised as a rising star (Australian environment and planning law) by Doyle's Guide

Work highlights

Advising and assisting clients in NSW (Australia)

to obtain development consents for major projects such as the expansion of an existing waste facility, the establishment of a wind farm and a mine

Advising clients on their reporting obligations

towards the NSW, Victorian and Queensland regulators with respect to pollution of water or land, and required decontamination work

Undertaking environmental due diligence

for the NSW government with respect to a number of state-owned electricity assets prior to their sale

Acting for Cristal Mining

an ASX listed mineral sands company, in proceedings brought by a NSW local council to recover land rates for two mining leases

Representing private sector clients

during investigations into alleged waste offences before the NSW regulator

Acting in the NSW Land and Environment Court

for acquiring authorities and dispossessed owners in litigation around the financial compensation for the acquisition of land for public works


Alternate contacts

Paul Beverley

Paul Beverley

Partner, Wellington
National Chair

Paul is the National Chair of Buddle Findlay. Paul specialises in resource management planning and consenting processes…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0406
  • M +64 21 276 9322


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


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