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Senior Associate

Genevieve Cox



P+64 9 977 5339

M+64 21 922 663

Genevieve Cox

Genevieve is a senior associate in our Auckland construction team. She currently performs a secondment at Watercare Services, Auckland’s Council Controlled water and wastewater company where she assists the infrastructure and procurement departments.

Genevieve specialises in drafting and negotiating standard form construction contracts, and supply and consultancy agreements, and has been involved in a number of projects procured on an alliance basis. In her practice Genevieve also undertakes construction due diligence work for developers and financiers, and general advisory work in relation to the Local Government Act 2002, Building Act 2004, and the National Code of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors under the Utilities Access Act 2010.

Prior to joining Simpson Grierson, Genevieve worked for another large New Zealand law firm for five years practising commercial litigation and public and administrative law before gaining over six years’ experience of construction and large infrastructure projects at UK's leading construction law firm, Masons. During this time she advised on a number of PFI/PPP schemes including projects relating to sea defence, waste water treatment, schools and accommodation. She also spent time in-house in the UK as legal counsel for FLAG Telecom working on the financing and development of submarine fibre optic cable networks.

Upon her return to New Zealand, Genevieve undertook a project management role at Auckland Transport overseeing Public Works Act processes and then in-house legal roles at NIWA, the Crown Research Institute responsible for research into New Zealand’s water and atmosphere, and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

Examples of Work

  • City Rail Link (and previously Auckland Transport) - advising on Auckland's City Rail Link, the largest infrastructure project in New Zealand
  • Watercare - advising on the Central Interceptor Main Works package
  • America’s Cup Base (AC-36) - advising Auckland Council in relation to the Alliance Agreements for the delivery of this project
  • Hobsonville Schools PPP - advising bidding consortium

Other Credentials

  • Society of Construction Law (New Zealand) - Member
  • Solicitor England & Wales