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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023

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Construction
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Provided by Sarah Sinclair

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Sarah is a highly regarded construction, infrastructure and energy specialist. She has extensive experience acting for both government and private sector clients in large-scale, complex infrastructure projects and public sector reform programmes. Sarah brings a unique whole of system viewpoint and is known for providing commercially pragmatic, strategic advice on infrastructure funding models, procurement strategies, programme delivery, legislative frameworks and contracting structures.

Sarah leads our firm’s roles on the Three Waters Reform Programme, Light Rail project, City Rail Link project and the Anchor Projects in the Christchurch rebuild. She has acted on all Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the New Zealand market and is also leading our team supporting the Wellington Gateway Partnership on the delivery of Transmission Gully. Sarah is adept at conceptualising strategy and navigating challenges inherent in projects carried out in the public eye.

Sarah has expertise in both the renewable energy and upstream oil and gas sectors and advises on ‘first-of-kind’ projects such as Ports of Auckland’s hydrogen-fuelling project and the Major Electricity Users’ Group renewable energy generation project. Sarah has extensive experience in combining the commercial components of a project with a deep understanding of legislative, procurement, and delivery processes, particularly in pathfinder projects.

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Construction - New Zealand
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Band 1

Sarah Sinclair is chair of MinterEllisonRuddWatts and highly reputed in the market for advising governmental clients on major infrastructure projects.


Energy & Natural Resources - New Zealand
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Band 2

Sarah Sinclair is based in Auckland, where she chairs MinterEllisonRuddWatts. She is renowned for her considerable experience advising major energy infrastructure projects, particularly within the upstream oil and gas and hydrogen sectors.

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