DLA Piper New Zealand

Construction Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Robust construction practice with strong international connections, creating a broad knowledge base spanning multiple jurisdictions. Focus on the government sector, acting in the tourism, hotel and leisure and land development spaces. Has an active practice in inbound investments, and is recognised for its high-quality work in PPP and construction projects, both domestic and international.

Strengths A client praises the team's "continuity of staff and background knowledge of our organisation," noting: "We are not continually having to re-educate on a particular matter."

Another source describes the practitioners: "They are very responsive and understand our business, and they are able to give practical advice."

Work highlights Advised Metlifecare on the procurement and negotiation of major refurbishment contracts for several of its retirement villages.

Engaged by Auckland Council to advise on a major development at Auckland Zoo, a multi-stage construction contract valued at NZD120 million.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Mark Williamson is a key contact for clients.