Natasha Hood

Senior Associate - Construction

Natasha is a construction, infrastructure and major projects lawyer and acts for both public and private sector clients.

She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating project contracts, including construction contracts, consultancy contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, and services and supply agreements. Natasha also has general commercial experience gained in the Australian resources sector, having advised on a broad variety of commercial transactions including joint venture agreements, acquisitions and divestments, port and rail access arrangements, and commodity sale and purchase agreements.

Prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Natasha worked at a top tier law firm in Australia and has also spent time in-house at an international mining corporation.

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Professional background

Recent work


Advising the development of the US$2.9 billion South Flank iron ore mine, including drafting and negotiating engineering services contracts, construction contracts, manufacture and supply contracts and various other services and procurement contracts for major plant and equipment.


Advising the AUD$685 million Cadia mine expansion project, including preparing a suite of project contracts and negotiating contracts for project management, engineering services, early contractor involvement, construction and procurement of plant and equipment.

New Zealand Defence Force

Reviewing the tender construction contract for the maintenance facility.

University of Otago

Assisting with the preparation of an early contractor involvement agreement.


  • 2014, Western Australia
  • 2012, New Zealand


  • LLB, BSc (Geology), University of Canterbury


  • Member, New Zealand Society of Construction Law


  • Construction contracts
  • Infrastructure
  • Major projects
  • Public Private Partnerships