Regarded as New Zealand’s leading infrastructure practice, we operate across public facilities, economic and social infrastructure.
We advise a range of clients, including Government, constructors, developers, operators, debt providers and investors.
We will partner with you to offer advice at all stages of your project’s lifecycle – from strategic input through to project delivery and, if required, dispute resolution.
We create a specialist team from across our full service firm to manage your risk and achieve the best outcome for your project.
We are New Zealand’s only commercial law firm to act on all major Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), as well as Christchurch’s rebuild Anchor Projects.
Together with our experience and close links with government and major industry players, we are at the forefront of New Zealand’s infrastructure industry.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Anchor Projects
Appointed by the CERA to act for it on its Anchor Projects – projects designed to drive Christchurch’s rebuild.
NZ Government Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Acted for bidding consortia, D&C subcontractors, and financiers in each of the Government’s recent PPP projects, including Hobsonville Schools, Wiri Prison and Transmission Gully.
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct (CJESP)
Acted for the Ministry of Justice as project sponsor and lead on a number of government agencies in developing an integrated services complex – including the Courts, Police, Fire Service, St John’s Ambulance and Civil Defence.
Hydro power stations
Provided ongoing advice and assistance to Genesis Energy with its hydro power stations and assets.
Central Plains Irrigation Project
Advised ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited and Westpac New Zealand Limited (as joint lead arrangers and initial lenders) on project financing of Stage 1 of the Central Plains Water Irrigation Scheme.
Vector Gas and Maui Gas Pipeline acquisition financing Acted for a syndicate of banks in their financing of Australian utilities investor Colonial First State Funds’ separate successful bids for the acquisition of all the shares in Vector Gas Limited and the Maui gas pipeline assets.
Auckland East Prison PPP Acting as counsel to Next Step Partner’s bank and hedge counterparty on the Auckland East Prison PPP.
Ministry of Transport on Light Rail in Auckland Advising the Ministry of Transport on the legal, commercial and strategic aspects of the procurement process for Light Rail in Auckland.
CRL acting for the Crown (through the Ministry of Transport and Treasury) Advising the Crown on the structure for the funding, delivery and operation of the CRL project as joint sponsor with Auckland Counci.