Two new senior associates join Buddle Findlay’s Auckland office

The new appointees spent time in London before returning to New Zealand

Two new senior associates join Buddle Findlay’s Auckland office
Ed McGimpsey

Two new senior associates have joined Buddle Findlay’s Auckland office.

Ed McGimpsey re-joins the firm after a four-year stint in London, working with Slaughter and May. He has experience with several industries, including construction and projects, infrastructure, energy and resources, property, local government and transport.

He has advised clients on the various procurement routes commonly used in the market, such as early contractor involvement, build only, design and build, construction management, management contracting, ‘engineer, procure and construct’, and ‘operate and maintain.’ He has also worked on cases involving both bespoke and standard form contract documents, including NZS, NZIA, FIDIC, NEC3 (and NEC4) and JCT.

McGimpsey is a specialist in the engineering, procurement, construction, and operation and maintenance aspects of major developments, infrastructure, power and energy projects. He has worked on both local and international projects, representing government entities, funders, sponsors, developers, owners, occupiers, tenants, contractors and professional consultants.

Previously, he advised the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Everton Football Club on the development of stadiums for both clubs. He also assisted Arsenal Football Club on arrangements related to the club’s long-term agreement with Become Energy to build, operate and maintain a battery storage facility at the Emirates Stadium in London.

McGimpsey advised Ørsted Energy on its arrangements in relation to the 573KW Race Bank offshore wind farm and the 1.2GW Hornsea P1 offshore wind farm. He assisted Lendlease Construction in Europe on a number of high-profile construction, property and infrastructure projects as well.

In New Zealand, McGimpsey acted for Vodafone New Zealand on mobile network infrastructure construction. He also advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on a suite of precedent construction documents associated with construction and development work in the South Pacific.

Paul Appleyard has been appointed to the firm’s banking and finance team. He is a specialist in the field, focusing on event-driven finance, complex and cross-border financing, syndicated lending and borrowing and portfolio acquisitions.

Appleyard’s clients include lenders and borrowers in New Zealand and overseas. Previously, he worked in London as part of a major law firm.

In March, Buddle Findlay had made significant changes to its leadership, naming a new national chair and new board members.

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