In an industry where every project can present unique challenges, our specialised teams in mining, oil and gas work alongside our clients to navigate the obstacles and get the outcomes sought by our clients.
We advise on all aspects of projects in the sector, from permitting, land access and resource/marine consenting, project design and construction, processing, transportation and storage arrangements, and sale of the resources.
Our team of lawyers are experts on the applicable regulatory frameworks and have good working relationships with the regulators. This includes working with New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals, the regulator that administers the mining and oil and gas permits, as well as the Overseas Investment Office which administers government consent to foreign investment in New Zealand.
Mining and quarrying projects continue to represent strategic commercial opportunities in New Zealand – if they can navigate the regulatory environment effectively. We provide advice in permitting, royalty arrangements, resource consenting, construction, commercial contracting and regulatory requirements. We act for parties across the sector, including mine owners/operators, local councils and parties acquiring minerals from mining operations.
Our experience includes advising:
We work with clients whose projects span from upstream oil and gas operations, to midstream and downstream gas and fuels, arrangements. We work with national and international participants in the sector, including Mobil Oil New Zealand, Genesis Energy, Vector and Origin Energy.
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Special Counsel, Litigation
Special Counsel, Banking and Finance
Energy and Renewables
Employment, Health and Safety