We are a dedicated strategic procurement and construction law practice. Our specialist construction law team has significant experience both nationally and internationally, and possesses a wealth of expertise in strategic procurement, contract drafting and negotiating, dispute resolution and all areas of construction law.
Our expertise in construction spans a number of sectors including mining related and horizontal infrastructure, vertical construction and residential building. We act for government departments and Crown entities, council controlled organisations, universities, airports, port companies, developers, property investors, contractors, subcontractors, builders and home owners.
Having worked on complex strategic procurement and construction projects throughout New Zealand, we are able to talk to the challenges facing the current and future construction market (such as supply chain constraints and cost escalation), and assist with tailoring a procurement strategy to overcome or minimise those challenges.
We support projects from the beginning to the end. We provide strategic advice and assist with:
• Project feasibility assessment and business case development
• Engagement of the consultant team
• Identification and treatment of project risks
• Delivery methods and procurement strategy
• Contract negotiation
• Contract administration
• Dispute avoidance
We have considerable expertise in construction-specific dispute resolution. We provide robust advice and representation in mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. We regularly advise clients on issues relating to payment, termination, variations, delay, defects, retentions and certification.