Rob is a specialist construction lawyer with broad experience in the commercial, engineering, consultancy and construction project sectors, with particular focus on major projects (including alliances), construction law, and negotiation/dispute resolution of consultancy contracts.
Prior to joining Greenwood Roche, Rob spent five years working as in-house counsel for two international multi-disciplinary consultancy firms on projects across New Zealand and Australia. Prior to that Rob worked at two large New Zealand law firms. He was a commercial project manager prior to becoming a lawyer. He brings a blend of expertise from working within the construction industry and in private practice, bringing commercial acumen and pragmatism to provide client-focussed, strategic advice both in contract negotiations and project advisory work. Rob has broad experience in advising across all stages of construction projects including contract negotiation, risk mitigation and management, contract interpretation and dispute avoidance/resolution.
Senior Associate, Greenwood Roche 2023 –
Senior Legal Counsel, WSP 2021 – 2023
Legal Counsel, Golder Associates 2018 – 2021
Senior Solicitor, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts 2016 – 2018
Senior Solicitor (previously Solicitor) Russell McVeagh 2012 - 2016
LLB (Hons), BA (Hons) (Otago)
DDI: 64 3 741 1471
Mobile: 64 21 226 4856
Rob is primarily based in Christchurch.
Physical: Level 3, 1 Kettlewell Lane
680-690 Colombo Street
Mail: PO Box 139
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