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Senior Associate

Katherine Viskovic



P+64 4 924 3430

M+64 21 960 763

Katherine Viskovic

Katherine is a senior associate in the local government and environment team, based in Wellington.

She advises clients on the resource management, and environmental law aspects of property developments, commercial agreements, infrastructure projects, land transport matters, due diligence investigations and Overseas Investment Act issues.

Katherine has represented clients before local councils, boards of inquiry, the Environment Court and the High Court. She undertakes advisory work in the context of broader project work and the day to day operations of her clients.

Examples of Work

  • NZ Transport Agency - representing the Transport Agency in relation to the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway Project, before the Board of Inquiry for the substantive designation and consents required, at the High Court in relation to appeals received on the decision, and more recently before Independent Commissioners appointed by the Kapiti Coast District Council regarding changes to the designation approved by the Board
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group - acting in Environment Court proceedings in relation to appeals on plan reviews concerning freshwater management
  • Various clients - preparation of submissions in relation to district and regional council planning reviews
  • Providing strategy, consenting and day to day advice on legal issues relating to New Zealand's environmental legislation and various local, regional and national planning documents
  • Advising clients in relation to the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012
  • Providing advice on offshore oil spill liability to a large international oil company.
  • Environmental aspects of due diligence for large M&A transactions

Other credentials

  • Resource Management Law Association - Member