Public Private Partnerships.

Global best practice
applied locally.

Meredith Connell’s Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) team combines unmatched experience in mature and developing PPP markets with local knowledge to deliver successful public projects at a local and national level. 

Our team members have acted for governments, lenders, sponsors and bidders on contracts for projects in a wide variety of sectors - from long-term partnering agreements for urban developments, to multi-billion-dollar concessions and off-take agreements for transport, social infrastructure, and energy and gas projects.


New Zealand’s Leaders

Meredith Connell has an outstanding record in advising clients on the successful delivery and long-term management of large public construction and social infrastructure projects across New Zealand, whether by way of concession agreements, shared-use agreements or other risk-transfer mechanisms.

We advise on all aspects of the complex risk-transfer structures and specialised subcontracting arrangements required by PPPs, including realistic assessments of the bankability and affordability of risk allocation for parties; interface and indemnity arrangements; termination and compensation and technology transfer.


Unlike other advisors in this space, we understand it’s not enough to simply identify potential risks. What’s important is the ability to understand how likely it is those risks will actually occur and what the real consequences would be for our clients if they do.

Having sat on both sides of the table, we know our clients’ interests won’t be lost in translation when the public and private sectors meet. We clear obstacles and realise value.

Our broad PPP experience includes

Representative examples of PPP transactions which our lawyers have advised on include:

  • The Ministry of Education in relation to the development of a PPP model in New Zealand
  • Various tenderers with regard to proposed PPP projects in New Zealand including; Tauranga Social Housing; Christchurch Social Housing and Waikeria Prison
  • We are currently advising Auckland Council on the $3.8bn City Rail Link Project.

For further information contact John Stephens.