Rebecca Cook

Senior Associate - Construction

Rebecca is a specialist construction lawyer with experience across all stages of the project life cycle – front-end through back-end. She has particular expertise in, and passion for, large scale commercial construction dispute resolution, gained primarily through the Christchurch rebuild and subsequent Auckland construction ‘boom’.

She has wide ranging project advisory and construction dispute resolution experience, ranging from issues of project completion to disputes relating to payment, defective/incomplete works, variations, delay/extensions of time, termination and various other construction specific matters. This has involved negotiation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration, acting for the full suite of construction clients (primarily principals, but including Crown departments, developers, investors, commercial property owners, main contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants).

Rebecca is known for her technical expertise and commercial approach.

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Professional background

Recent work

Turitea Wind Farm

Advising Mercury on the delivery of the Turitea Wind Farm project which, when completed, will be New Zealand’s largest windfarm.

Canterbury Earthquake Rebuild

Advising the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Ōtākaro Limited) on disputes arising during the project delivery phase on the Metro Sports Facility and the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre projects.

Hengyi Pacific (The Pacifica)

Advising international developer, Hengyi Pacific, on matters arising during construction of the 57-storey luxury ‘The Pacifica’ apartment tower in Auckland’s CBD.


  • 2014, New Zealand


  • LLM (First Class Hons), LLB and BA (Political Science and History), Canterbury University


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


  • Construction Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution (ADR and arbitration)
  • Project Advisory