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Special Counsel

Lisa Curran



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Lisa Curran

Lisa is a special counsel in the firm's construction group. Lisa has had over 20 years’ experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in energy and construction law.

Lisa's expertise extends across a myriad of industry sectors including energy, building, roading, water and waste water, electricity, telecommunications, and mining. She has drafted, negotiated, and advised on a variety of construction contracts including BOOT projects, EPC contracts, design build contracts, alliancing agreements, standard forms of contract (such as FIDIC and NZS 3910), and GMP contracts. Recently she has been involved in all of the New Zealand PPP projects.

  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Transport 2022 - Next Generation Lawyer

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
  • Puhoi to Warkworth PPP - advising a design and construct joint venture in relation to this project
  • Transmission Gully PPP - advising successful design and construct joint venture in relation to this project
  • Hobsonville schools PPP - advising bidding consortium
  • Transpower - advising on all aspects relating to the design, supply, and installation of HVDC converter stations for its HVDC Inter-island Link Pole 3 Project
  • Transpower - Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support Project
  • Wiri Prison - advising a design and construct joint venture in connection with its bid for the Wiri Prison PPP
  • Transpower - North Island 400kV overhead transmission line project, which was procured on a "competitive alliance" basis (the first competitive alliance in New Zealand)
  • Ultra-Fast Broadband - advising a bidder on the UFB project rollout in Auckland
  • Metrowater - Clear Harbour Alliance contract for sewer and stormwater separation in central Auckland
  • Christchurch International Airport - the $200 million+ international terminal expansion project
  • Auckland City Council - public/private partnership for the $80 million Vector Arena (now Spark Arena), a 12,000-seat stadium delivered on a PPP/BOOT basis
  • Christchurch City Council - PPP/DBFO contracts for biosolids treatment and disposal and $85 million ocean outfall project
  • Tranz Rail - $22 million double tracking of the central railway line through Auckland

Other Credentials

  • Gateway accredited Review Team Member
  • Society of Construction Law (New Zealand) - Member
  • Property Law Section, New Zealand Law Society - Member
  • Auckland Women Lawyers' Association - Member
  • LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution) - Mediator's Course
  • Solicitor, England and Wales