Senior Associate, Auckland

Ed McGimpsey

Ed Mcgimpsey


Ed specialises in real estate, construction and procurement.

Ed has particular interest and expertise 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 wide 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.

Prior to returning to Buddle Findlay, Ed spent four years in London working at leading law firm, Slaughter and May.

Ed was recognised as a rising star by NZ Lawyer and has been an 'Excellence Awardee' (ie finalist) for young private practice lawyer of the year at the 2021 and 2022 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 and Auckland Council

on the City Rail Link project, being New Zealand's largest infrastructure project with a projected completion cost of NZ$4.4 billion

Advising Auckland Transport

on all aspects of its two most recent public transport procurement exercises, being: (i) its open market tender for a long term Auckland public transport rail services franchise contract; and (ii) its procurement programme for new public transport ferry vessels, including new electric ferries, and ferry infrastructure, as well as a new public transport ferry service operator

Advising the Supporting Growth Alliance

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

Advising Olam International

(and its New Zealand subsidiary, Olam Food Ingredients New Zealand) on the development and construction of its first New Zealand dairy processing plant in Tokoroa, Waikato

Advising Hotel Management (Featherston St)

as well as over 150 different unit owners, on the sale of the Rydges Wellington (the largest hotel sale in New Zealand in 2022)

Advising Grand Lakes Management

as well as over 60 different unit owners, on the sale of the Sofitel Queenstown (the largest hotel sale in New Zealand in 2021).

Alternate contacts

Tom Bennett

Partner, Auckland

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

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