DLA Piper New Zealand

Energy & Natural Resources Department

New Zealand
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DLA Piper New Zealand has one of the strongest resource management, planning and environment teams in the country. The firm’s hands-on expertise in environmental management extends into every sector affected: energy, mining, farming, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, water, local government, utilities, government, Treaty of Waitangi, property and land development, and manufacturing.

New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (RMA), environmental legislation and regulation, and planning considerations are key components in any development. We are expert at navigating clients through the challenging, changing arenas of conservation, climate change, natural resource protection, environment law, planning law and regulation.

We have vast experience in commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, mining, residential, industrial and retail projects. Many of the consenting and planning issues that have related to these developments have been public and contentious. DLA Piper New Zealand has a practical understanding and depth of legal knowledge of the issues our clients face. We have excellent, specialised industry and business knowledge in sectors where environmental challenges arise.

We regularly act for local government in major public works, all of which require attention to environmental and planning regulation. DLA Piper New Zealand's team is a leading adviser assisting local authorities throughout the country with resource consent and RMA issues.


Quinn, Stephen (Head of Department)

Anderson, Kerry

Hartley, Diana