Paula Nicolaou


LLB, BA - Victoria University, Wellington

Building and Construction

Paula has extensive experience in all front end aspects of construction projects including procurement, consultants’ agreements, construction contracts, novations, assignments, direct funding agreements and development agreements.

Paula takes the lead legal role on large and complex projects and is often involved from the early stages of those projects. Paula has also practiced as an in house legal counsel in a property development investment firm and this coupled with Paula’s private practise experience enables her to provide practical, committed and pragmatic advice.

Paula has acted for public sector and private sector clients. These clients include the University of Canterbury, Department of Corrections, local and regional authorities, property investors, airports and CERA, as well as the successful construction company in one of New Zealand’s first PPP projects.