Chapman Tripp

Energy & Natural Resources Department

New Zealand
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Energy & natural resources is a key strategic area of focus for Chapman Tripp, reflecting the importance of these areas to the New Zealand Government’s ‘Business Growth Agenda’. We operate a multidisciplinary sector group, bringing together specialist practitioners with extensive sector knowledge and experience to meet the needs of our clients.

Our team brings together specialists from across the firm including in corporate and commercial, iwi, finance, property, construction and major projects, environment, planning and resource management, litigation, health and safety, and tax.

We advise New Zealand and international companies on issues relating to oil and gas, power, coal and minerals, water and waste, government and regulatory, and climate change.

Our clients instruct us because of our ability to advise on the entire lifecycle of energy assets from the scoping and design, planning and resource management phase, through to their finance, construction, operation and maintenance and, ultimately, their sale.

We offer an expert national team of environment and resource management specialists with vast experience securing resource consents and all associated environmental approvals for major energy and natural resources, infrastructure, commercial, industrial and primary sector developments, and in conducting environmental due diligence processes on leading M&A transactions. They offer excellent experience in energy, transport, port, water, waste and agribusiness sector projects.