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Chapman Tripp

Construction

3 ranked lawyersBand 1New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

In-demand, highly specialist construction practice group with longstanding experience advising on large and complex projects. Acts for major public sector clients on social infrastructure and wastewater projects. Also able to advise on the construction and maintenance of major renewables projects, including wind, solar and hydro, across the Pacific Islands region. Impressive full-service offering also covers procurement, contract drafting and negotiation mandates in addition to a noted disputes capability.

Strengths

One client praises the firm for providing "top-notch commercial advice with an appropriately pragmatic edge."

Another reports: "The team is good at understanding how to think about construction from a financing perspective. They are strong technically and good at tailoring the advice to the situation."

Work highlights

Advised the Ministry of Health on procurement strategies, bid assessments and contractual arrangements with consultants for the Dunedin Hospital project, valued at approximately NZD1.4 billion.

Notable practitioners

Brian Clayton is highly esteemed for his expertise across front-end construction matters. He has an extensive track record of advising on large brownfield and greenfield projects.

Hamish Bolland is recognised for his expertise across contractual issues including regimes, structures and complex negotiations. One client particularly appreciates the fact that his advice is "based on pragmatism, commercial and legal considerations," while another reports: "He knows his contracts, is really hard-working and turns things around quickly."

John McKay has a strong reputation in the industry, particularly for his handling of back-end construction matters. He represents a wide range of clients including engineers, contractors and manufacturers.

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New Zealand

Construction


Brian Clayton
Senior Statespeople
Hamish Bolland
Band 3
John McKay
Band 1