Jordan Oldham

Senior Associate - Construction and Infrastructure

Jordan is a construction and projects lawyer in our front-end construction team. He has a strong background in infrastructure projects, and is currently advising the Ministry of Transport on the Auckland Light Rail and City Rail Link Projects alongside other public and private sector construction clients in the front-end Construction division.

Prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2019, he worked for leading law firms in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, advising both public and private sector clients on a wide range of matters including advising on franchise / concession bids and agreements, procurement, manufacture, supply and maintenance contracts and regulatory regimes. He also has recent private sector experience, providing day-to-day legal advice and support to Arriva plc’s train operating companies while on secondment in the United Kingdom.

Jordan also has experience in the New Zealand PPP sector, being part of the team advising the successful consortia on the Schools 2 and Auckland East Prison PPP Projects and advising clients in relation to the Transmission Gully and Wiri Prison PPP Projects.

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Professional background

Recent work

Auckland Light Rail

Advising the Ministry of Transport on all aspects of the procurement process for light rail in Auckland, including the development of the response requirements document, the evaluation process and the drafting of project documents.

City Rail Link

Advising the Crown (Ministry of Transport and the Treasury) on the structure for funding, delivery and operation of the City Rail Link Project, as joint sponsor with Auckland Council, and advising on the drafting and negotiation of key project documents.

Fulton Hogan infrastructure projects

Advising Fulton Hogan on various infrastructure projects, including the development of a suite of template documentation for use with subcontractors, suppliers and consultants on the Waimea Dam community project.

Gisborne District Council

Advising Gisborne District Council and Tairāwhiti Roads on various procurement projects and the development of Gisborne District Council’s new suite of procurement framework documentation.

New Zealand PPPs

Advising the successful consortia on the Schools 2 PPP Project and Auckland East Prison PPP Project and advising clients in relation to the Transmission Gully and Wiri Prison PPP Projects.


  • 2013, New Zealand


  • LLB, BCom (Economics), University of Canterbury


  • Member, New Zealand Society of Construction Law
  • Member, Infrastructure New Zealand


  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Major Projects
  • Transport
  • Construction Contracts
  • Public Private Partnerships