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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
New Zealand Construction
3
Band 3

1 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Russell McVeagh

Our Construction practice has a well-established reputation in vertical construction, concentrated around institutional real estate clients and major infrastructure assets. We help clients with projects from start to finish, whether they are looking to raise finance for a property acquisition, or are involved in the construction of a major infrastructure project – we have the right expertise for all property and construction related matters.

We act for large developers and contractors, as well as being appointed by receivers and liquidators to provide advice arising from high-profile construction sector insolvencies. Providing strategic and legal advice, we act on the disputes arising, whether in arbitration, adjudication or other dispute resolution processes under the contract.

Our team offers in-depth knowledge of national and international standard contractual forms, quality advice on relevant legislation such as the Construction Contracts Act, experience of current market practice, and comprehensive construction and projects dispute management. 

Our team is best known for:

·         providing strategic advice;

·         our in-depth knowledge of the market, standard industry documentation, relevant legislation;

·         delivering results which achieve our clients' commercial objectives;

·         acting in complex, commercially sensitive and high-value disputes;

·         acting in several high-profile insolvencies in the construction industry.


Chambers Review

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Construction - New Zealand
3
Band 3
What the team is known for

Russell McVeagh is a well-resourced group with an impressive roster of clients that includes major property developers, public companies and energy companies. The firm regularly handles the contracting aspects of transport, social and utilities infrastructure, as well as commercial developments, offering noted expertise on vertical construction issues. The practice has recognised capability in disputes concerning procurement and contracts. Its notable clients include T&G Global, Queenstown Airport Corporation and AMP Capital.

Work Highlights

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  • Russell McVeagh's construction team represented Queenstown Airport Corporation in a case pertaining to allegedly defective works carried out by a building contractor.

Strengths

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Notable Practitioners

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Michael Taylor
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Michael Taylor
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Band 3

Michael Taylor is a commercial litigation lawyer with particular experience in the infrastructure and construction sphere.

"Michael has a knack for getting to the heart of a matter. The last year has been challenging as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt, and he has calmly and efficiently navigated us through a number of difficult tides."

"Michael is such a strong advocate and brings energy to the team. He gets across complex matters quickly and is responsive. In complex matters where the construction project is still at the delivery stage he is both strategic and attuned to the commercial realities."

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Members

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Anna Crosbie

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Ed Crook

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Nick Saxton

Polly Pope

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Clients

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Auckland International Airport

Kiwi Property Group

Logos Property Group

Oyster Property Group