Partner, Wellington

Stephen Whittington

Stephen Whittington


Stephen specialises in negotiation and documentation of commercial property transactions, development and construction advice, general commercial and contract advice, outsourcing and procurement advice.  He acts for a number of government and private sector clients.

  • LINZ accredited agent for Treaty of Waitangi matters
  • Member of the New Zealand Society of Construction Law and NZILA
  • Past Director of the Wellington City Council Venues Company

Work highlights

Advising Central Plains Water Limited

on the construction of Stage One of its irrigation scheme involving 16km canal and 150km pipe network

Acting for Massey University

on the tendering and construction of its Wellington Campus College of Creative Arts Complex.  This building was completed on time and below budget.

Advising Wellington International Airport

on its car parking building and hotel construction and its recently completed international terminal project, runway and taxiway extensions, and critical baggage handling system upgrades

Advising CentrePort

on tendering, construction procurement, negotiation of development agreement and anchor tenant lease for a major office building development

Acting for MetService

to negotiate procurement of specialised rain radar equipment, land easements, construction and commissioning of New Zealand wide chain of radar tower installations

Advising Weltec and Whitireia polytechnics

 to negotiate construction development agreement and leases for the Performing Arts Centre, cuisine education centre and student hostel in Wellington

Alternate contacts

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

Charlotte specialises in leasing, construction and land-related property advice. She has been involved in the development…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0508
  • M +64 21 915 737


Daniel Kelleher

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in property law and has extensive experience in property sector, corporate, banking and commercial transactions…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7022
  • M +64 21 618 535


Bassam Maghzal

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Bassam specialises in corporate and commercial transactions focused particularly on infrastructure and construction projects across all…

  • DDI +64 3 353 5884
  • M +64 21 227 7266