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Dentons

Construction

2 ranked lawyersBand 2New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A strong presence in front-end construction law, with a specialised infrastructure practice as well as impressive litigation, adjudication and arbitration experience. Noted for its experience handling contractual disputes arising from insolvency or allegations of fraud. International reputation for its adept handling of matters arising out of property and transportation development contracts. Acts for a broad client base of government bodies, contractors and international companies.

Strengths

An interviewee finds the "commercial understanding" of the team to be "a huge plus," and adds: "They are commercially viable and understand the business; that's crucial."

Work highlights

Advised the New Zealand Transport Agency on drafting and negotiation of key contracts supporting the development of the NZD1 billion Northern Corridor Improvement road project in North Auckland.

Notable practitioners

Paul Buetow has a considerable reputation for his handling of construction disputes, including arbitrations, adjudications and mediations as well as litigation. He is also experienced in handling the front-end aspects of large infrastructure projects. Interviewees testify to his long experience and "good following" in the space.

Stuart Robertson is well reputed for his handling of back-end construction matters. One client, who rates him as "very good," adds that he "provides a good service with balanced advice."

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New Zealand

Construction


Paul Buetow
Band 2
Stuart Robertson
Band 2