Special Counsel, Christchurch

Bassam Maghzal

Bassam Maghzal



Bassam specialises in corporate and commercial transactions focused particularly on infrastructure and construction projects across all industry sectors, including building (commercial and residential buildings, educational facilities, retail precincts and car parks), irrigation, ports, surgical facilities, bridges, wastewater, refuse collection and disposal and mining.

Work highlights

Advising on and documenting construction and infrastructure projects based on a variety of contract forms

(including NZS 3910, NZS 3916, NZS 3917, NZS 3915:2005, NEC3, AS 4910 and FIDIC), and alliance form of contracts 

Advising on the conduct of procurement processes

(including ECI processes) and drafting and advising on tender documents and pre-construction services agreements

Advising two of New Zealand's biggest airports on

hotel developments and on retail and carpark building projects

Advising two tertiary educational institutions

on the construction and leasing of student accommodation buildings, lecturing and student facilities buildings and administration building contracts

Advising a syndicate of medical practitioners

on the construction of a surgical facility

Advising a purchaser

on due diligence material associated with the acquisition of a civil contractor

Alternate contacts

Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch
Board of Management

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3525
  • M +64 21 753 769


Susan Rowe

Partner, Christchurch

Susan specialises in litigation, local government, insurance, industrial relations and health and safety. Susan currently advises…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3517
  • M +64 27 537 7784


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