Senior Associate, Auckland

Ed McGimpsey

Ed Mcgimpsey Auckland


Ed specialises in the engineering, procurement, construction, and operation and maintenance aspects of major developments, infrastructure, power and energy projects.

Ed’s experience includes acting for government entities, funders, sponsors, developers, owners, occupiers, tenants, contractors and professional consultants on a wide range of domestic and international projects.  Ed is familiar with, and has experience advising on, the various procurement routes commonly used in the market (early contractor involvement, build only, design and build, construction management, management contracting, ‘engineer, procure and construct’ (EPC), and ‘operate and maintain’) and both bespoke and standard form contract documents (NZS, NZIA, FIDIC, NEC3 (and NEC4) and JCT).

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

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

Work highlights

Advising Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Everton Football Club

on the development of their respective stadia

Advising Ørsted 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

Advising Lendlease Construction (Europe)

on a range of high profile construction, property and infrastructure projects

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

Advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

on its suite of precedent construction documents in relation to its construction and development work in the South Pacific

Acting for Vodafone New Zealand

on a range of construction projects in relation to its New Zealand mobile network infrastructure


Alternate contacts

Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett

Partner, Auckland

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

  • DDI +64 9 363 0665
  • M +64 21 622 228