James Dow

Senior Associate - Infrastructure and Finance

James is a member of both our Banking and Construction teams. He has a projects, construction and general commercial background with extensive experience in the infrastructure and energy sectors both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

James has advised extensively on project documents and bankability issues and has an in-depth knowledge of the interface between different aspects of project procurement, construction and operation.

James’ experience has seen him act for a range of clients including sponsors, borrowers, lenders, operators and contractors in connection with a wide variety of complex projects, PPPs, acquisitions and divestments. James also has extensive general commercial experience having drafted and negotiated a wide range of commercial agreements from complex long-term arrangements through to standard form agreements.

Professional background


  • 2009, New Zealand


  • LLB University of Otago
  • BSc University of Otago


  • Member New Zealand Society of Construction Law


  • Construction
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Finance
  • Public Private Partnerships

James Dow