Senior Associate, Auckland

Ed McGimpsey

Ed Mcgimpsey


Ed specialises in real estate, construction and procurement.

Ed has particular expertise and interest in construction and development matters, having advised clients (including government entities and council, sponsors, lenders, developers, contractors, subcontractors and professional consultants) across all sectors on a range of significant and technically challenging domestic and international projects.  His expertise in this area relates to all stages of the project lifecycle, from procurement strategy, tendering, contract drafting and negotiation and contract administration.

Previously, Ed spent four years in London working at leading law firm, Slaughter and May.  During this time, Ed spent time seconded to the in-house legal team at leading construction, property and infrastructure company, Lendlease Group.

Ed is recognised as a rising star by NZ Lawyer 2021 and is a finalist for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year at the 2021 New Zealand Law Awards.

  • Member, Society of Construction Law New Zealand
  • Member, Infrastructure New Zealand
  • Member, Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society

Work highlights

Advising Auckland Transport

on all aspects of its open-market tender for a long-term Auckland public transport rail services franchise contract

Advising the Supporting Growth Alliance

(with Waka Kotahi / NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport) on project alliance arrangements

Advising Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Everton Football Club

on all aspects of the development of its new football stadium (procured on a construction management basis)

Advising Ørsted Energy

(formally DONG Energy) on the construction management arrangements relating to the 573KW ‘Race Bank’ offshore wind farm; and the operation and maintenance arrangements relating to the 1.2GW ‘Hornsea P1’ offshore wind farm (which will, when commissioned, be the world’s largest offshore windfarm)

Advising Lendlease Construction (Europe)

as main contractor co-ordinating the delivery of the Athletes’ Village (and associated site-wide infrastructure) for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Advising Arsenal Football Club

on the procurement, construction, and operation and maintenance arrangements relating to its long-term agreement with Become Energy to build, operate and maintain a battery storage facility at the Emirates Stadium in London

Alternate contacts

Tom Bennett

Partner, Auckland

Tom specialises in real estate, construction, procurement and local government.…

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