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Barry Walker

Barry Walker

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Barry has specialist expertise in a wide range of construction & engineering, infrastructure and real estate development matters. He has experience acting for owners, contractors, consultants and tenants in respect of major developments in New Zealand and internationally and across a variety of project structures and delivery models.
He understands the key commercial drivers behind projects and documents, allowing him to deliver a flexible, commercial and client-focused approach to get a major project over the line.

Before joining Greenwood Roche in 2012, Barry spent over five years practising in the Projects team of Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney and over four years practising in London, gaining extensive experience acting for parties in various roles across large scale development projects, construction and infrastructure projects, joint ventures, property funds, property acquisition and disposals, major leasing and subdivisions.

Specialist expertise

Recent projects
Housing New Zealand’s housing maintenance contracts

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Housing New Zealand’s housing maintenance contracts

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.


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Sale, redevelopment and leaseback of New Zealand Post House

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Sale, redevelopment and leaseback of New Zealand Post House

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.


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Greenwood Roche assists French construction giant

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Greenwood Roche assists French construction giant

Greenwood Roche assists French construction giant

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.

About VINCI:
 

  • VINCI Energies' is the world’s largest company in construction and related services and is listed on Euronext's Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
  • According to its website, in 2013 the VINCI Group had 171,678 employees and worked on 266,000 projects in 100 countries – with VINCI Energies having around 63,000 employees in 45 countries.
  • For more information on VINCI Energies, please visit www.vinci.com


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Aratiatia hydroelectric plant refurbishment

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Aratiatia hydroelectric plant refurbishment

Aratiatia hydroelectric plant refurbishment

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.


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Mitre 10 Support Centre

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Mitre 10 Support Centre

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.


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Experience

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


Qualifications

LLB (Southampton)
Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales


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Barry Walker

DDI: +64 9 302 6115

Mobile: +64 21 569 721

Phone: +64 9 306 0490

Fax: +64 9 302 6119

Email: barry@greenwoodroche.com

Email: barry@greenwoodroch...


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Barry is primarily based in Auckland.

Physical: Level 12
2 Commerce Street
Auckland 1010

Mail: PO Box 106006
Auckland 1143

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