Senior Associate, Wellington

Mark Mulholland

Mark Mulholland


Mark specialises in resource management, environmental, and Māori law.  He has a particular focus on the consenting of major energy, transport, and water infrastructure, and associated processes such as appeals, plan changes, and compulsory acquisition.

Mark has appeared before the High Court, Environment Court, Māori Land Court, a Board of Inquiry, and local authority hearings, and has represented clients in Environment Court facilitated mediations.

Prior to rejoining Buddle Findlay in 2020, Mark was a senior associate at a leading international firm in London.

Work highlights

Advising the New Zealand Transport Agency

in respect of the consenting of the Peka Peka to North Ōtaki expressway

Advising Horowhenua District Council

on numerous matters relating to municipal water and wastewater infrastructure, including on an Environment Court direct referral for the Shannon wastewater treatment plant

Advising on the consenting of a 3.1GW generating station

in the United Kingdom

Acting for the NZ Transport Agency

in plan change appeals, including in successful mediations in the Whanganui and Napier City districts

Advising the Environmental Protection Authority

on marine consent applications under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act and its regulatory regime, including on the STOS Māui notified marine consent application

Acting for Mighty River Power and the New Zealand Wind Energy Association

on a plan change appeal before the Environment Court