Housing New Zealand has recently entered into new contracts with housing maintenance providers.
Greenwood Roche acted for Housing New Zealand in relation to its housing maintenance contracts and associated trust accounting arrangements with the main contractors and their banks.
As part of New Zealand Post’s strategy to release capital from its corporate properties, it sold the landmark New Zealand Post House in Wellington to listed commercial property company Argosy Property in 2013.
We acted for New Zealand Post on the sale and leaseback of New Zealand Post House and on the negotiation of a comprehensive development agreement committing the purchaser to undertake a $40 million extensive redevelopment of the building.
The sale, for $60 million, was one of the single largest commercial real estate deals completed in Wellington in 2013.
Australasian utility contractor Electrix, part of McConnell Dowell, has been acquired by French construction giant VINCI Energies. Electrix has approximately 2,000 employees located in New Zealand and Australia and provides a range of maintenance and construction services for utility providers.
Greenwood Roche assisted VINCI in respect of New Zealand aspects of the transaction, working closely with VINCI Energies’ international legal teams from Baker McKenzie (Sydney) and Bolze Associés (Paris). Greenwood Roche is proud to have worked with VINCI and its legal team on this project.
Greenwood Roche has assisted Mighty River Power with the procurement and negotiation of contracts for its plant refurbishment project at Aratiatia
Austria-based Andritz was awarded the contract to provide work on three generating units at the 78-MW Aratiatia hydroelectric station.
The Greenwood Roche team for this project comprised partner Barry Walker and special counsel Adrian Doherty. Barry and Adrian are experienced international construction project lawyers, comfortable using a variety of international standard documents, including FIDIC, to assist in smooth cross-border negotiations.
Greenwood Roche assisted Mitre 10 with its new head office project in Auckland
Greenwood Roche acted for Mitre 10 in respect of the procurement and engagement of the contractor and consultant team for its new head office and support centre in Albany.
The facility will comprise approximately 7,000 m² at 65-67 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland. It is being developed by Mitre 10 itself and is due for completion in late 2016.
The Greenwood Roche team for the project included partner Barry Walker and special counsel Adrian Doherty.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2015 –
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2013 – 2015
Senior Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2012 – 2013
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills (Sydney) 2007 – 2012
Solicitor, Davies Arnold Cooper (London) 2002 – 2007
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