Amy is a specialist construction lawyer who has experience across a range of energy, construction and infrastructure projects in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
Prior to joining Greenwood Roche, Amy spent over 7 years as a senior corporate in-house counsel at multi-national construction company Laing O’Rourke, in the UK and Australia. Amy has considerable experience in negotiating contracts in the rail, oil and gas, power, building and infrastructure industries including advising on contract risk allocation, risk management, supply chain management, project delivery options, tendering and procurement, contract drafting, contract administration and dispute resolution.
Greenwood Roche is acting for the Link Alliance on New Zealand’s largest ever transport infrastructure project to deliver the country’s first underground railway, connecting Auckland’s existing train networks and transforming the city’s public transport system.
The City Rail Link is a 3.45km twin tunnel underground rail link that will run up to 42 metres beneath downtown Auckland to connect Britomart Station with a redeveloped Mount Eden Station. The project also creates two new underground stations – Aotea Station, at Wellesley and Victoria Streets, and Karangahape Station near Mercury Lane and Beresford Square.
The Link Alliance consortium, who will deliver the main stations and tunnels for this project, comprises:
Amy Rutherford is fronting the Greenwood Roche team on this project, which is expected to run through until 2024 and will include the procurement of approximately 600 different packages with both domestic and international subcontractors, suppliers and consultants. Greenwood Roche is advising the Link Alliance on various aspects of the City Rail Link Project, including providing strategic project delivery advice, preparing the procurement suite of contracts and assisting with downstream negotiations and engagements.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2021 -
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2018 - 2021
Corporate Counsel, Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Limited (Sydney and London) 2011 – 2018
Senior Associate, Herbert Geer (Sydney) 2009 – 2011
Solicitor, Speechly Bircham (London) 2005 – 2009
Solicitor, Colin Biggers & Paisley (Sydney) 2002 – 2004
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
DDI: +64 4 471 8525
Mobile: +64 21 246 2824
Phone: +64 4 494 8500
Amy is primarily based in Wellington.
Physical: Level 13
36 Customhouse Quay
Mail: PO Box 25501
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