Stephanie de Groot

Senior Associate - Environment and Planning

Stephanie is a Senior Associate in the Environment Team. She specialises in providing advice on all aspects of environmental and resource management law to private and public sector clients including property developers, infrastructure providers and clients in the commercial, industrial, oil and gas, aquaculture and forestry sectors.

Stephanie is experienced in advising on a broad range of issues from consenting, planning and regulatory compliance through to due diligence for major acquisitions and divestments and environmental dispute resolution.  She regularly advises on complex and contentious matters.

Stephanie has a science background, and in addition to her legal qualifications has a bachelor of science majoring in geography and environmental science.  She also has previous experience in the regulatory services department of the Auckland Regional Council (now Auckland Council), contributing to the former air quality, industrial and trade processes and coastal teams.

Professional background


  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (May 2011)


  • LLB (University of Auckland, 2010)
  • BSC (University of Auckland, 2010)


  • Resource Management and Planning
  • Environment
  • Energy and Resources
  • Infrastructure
  • Forestry
  • Public Law
  • Local Government