Chapman Tripp

General Business Law Department

Pacific Islands
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What the team is known for New Zealand-based practice, distinguished for its representation of government bodies and private entities on commercial, investment and regulatory issues. Advises on a range of matters including major energy, infrastructure and resources projects, especially in the renewables sector. Also handles public law matters, and is experienced across a range of territories including Samoa, Tonga and Solomon Islands.

Work highlights Advised Solomon Islands Electricity Authority, the Government of Solomon Islands and the IFC on the 15 MW Tina River PPP hydropower project.

Notable practitioners

Andy Nicholls handles public law matters, with experience of advising on projects across the Pacific Island region. His clientele includes local governments and global finance institutions, advising on regulatory reforms in jurisdictions such as Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga.

Brian Clayton is active on construction mandates across the Pacific Islands, with experience in jurisdictions such as Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa. He often handles PPP projects in the region, especially relating to renewable energy.