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Alana Lampitt


Environmental, planning & resource management

Alana advises public and commercial clients across electricity generation, utilities, industrial processes, mining, oil and gas and emissions trading sectors.

Alana specialises in resource management and environmental aspects of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, property development, commercial contracts and due diligence investigations. Her extensive experience assisting clients on environmental and planning liabilities means she is often called upon to act for clients with large international commercial transactions and contracts.

She is also a member of our Consulting advisory team

Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Alana was a Senior Associate in Allen & Overy LLP's Global Environmental and Regulatory Law Group in London, and before that she worked for a specialist environment and resource management practice in New Zealand.

Recent highlights

  • Advised developers and operators of major electricity generation, transmission and distribution assets (including onshore and offshore wind farms, hydro power stations, geothermal power stations and thermal power stations, including nuclear) on consenting, permitting, renewing and compliance issues.
  • Assisted developers and operators of upstream and downstream oil and gas assets (including refineries), heavy industrial facilities and mines with consenting, designations and compliance issues.
  • Represented chemical manufacturing, industrial, oil and gas and agricultural clients on leading climate change litigation both in New Zealand and Europe.
  • Advised a range of (direct and indirect) greenhouse gas emitters on climate change policy, regulatory development, contractual arrangements, compliance issues, risk management and disclosure issues.
  • Acted for developers of nationally and regionally significant infrastructure and mixed use and residential developments on resource consent applications and plan change processes.
  • Provided specialist advice to local and international corporates on environmental due diligence (both purchaser and vendor), including coordinating environmental audits and drafting and negotiating transaction documents including environmental warranties and indemnities.


  • Resource Management Law Association.
  • New Zealand Planning Institute.
  • Infrastructure New Zealand.
  • Law and Economics Association of New Zealand.

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Protecting New Zealand’s competitive advantage: new report reveals scale and pace of changes facing our exporters in global ESG reporting and sustainability trade measures

A new report has revealed the pressure on New Zealand exporters to keep up with international expectations on sustainability, with more than 80% of New Zealand’s exports by value now going to countries with mandatory climate-related disclosures either in force or proposed.

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Chapman Tripp assists NZ Steel on landmark decarbonisation agreement

Chapman Tripp is delighted to have advised New Zealand Steel and BlueScope on the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry partnership funding agreement between NZ Steel and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), to build an electric arc furnace at NZ Steel’s Glenbrook steel works, south of Auckland, for a total cost of around NZ$300 million.

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The business of nature: new legal opinion outlines emerging expectations on directors to manage nature-related risk

A new legal opinion by Chapman Tripp for The Aotearoa Circle advises that prudent directors and businesses should be starting on the path to identify, assess and manage nature-related risks, particularly if they depend on the environment for their business model.

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Chapman Tripp assists Fonterra with Nestlé partnership to develop net zero carbon dairy farm

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Fonterra on its new partnership arrangements with Nestlé, designed to help reduce New Zealand’s on-farm emissions and help both companies accelerate progress towards their greenhouse gas emission goals.

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Chapman Tripp creates Director role to support growing Climate, Sustainability and ESG practice

Chapman Tripp is delighted to announce that Kate Wilson Butler has been appointed as Director of our Climate, Sustainability and ESG practice.

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NZ$3 billion sovereign green bond issuance set to stimulate sustainable finance market

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury on New Zealand’s first sovereign green bonds and development of the New Zealand Sovereign Green Bond Framework.

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First New Zealand law firm to join Net Zero Lawyers Alliance

We are the first New Zealand law firm to sign up to the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance – a collaboration of top-tier law firms committed to accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Partnership ‘powers up’ with climate change expert

We are pleased to welcome a new partner with the promotion of Alana Lampitt − a resource management and environmental law practitioner with specialist expertise in climate change regulation and emissions trading.

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Chapman Tripp takes the lead with consulting service

Responding to growing demand for combined legal and advisory work, we are New Zealand’s first large law firm to offer a local team of consultants – competing head-to-head with the ‘Big Four’.

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