Brian Clayton Brian Clayton

Brian Clayton

Construction & major projects

Specialising in projects for over 20 years, Brian is a highly-experienced construction and major projects lawyer.

Brian has extensive experience working on projects across New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe in a wide variety of sectors.

He has worked on many PPPs and other project finance deals for a range of clients advising on all phases of project development including strategy, procurement and assessing possible procurement models, tendering, probity, contract drafting and negotiation, contract administration and dispute resolution.

Brian is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 and as a recognised practitioner in Chambers Global 2020​.

Recent highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Health on numerous major healthcare projects around New Zealand.
  • Advised on numerous major construction projects as part of the post-earthquake Christchurch rebuild.
  • Assisted developers and contractors on the design and build of many major commercial, retail, leisure and residential developments throughout New Zealand and internationally.
  • Acted on many major power (including renewables), water (including wastewater), mining and industrial (including fertiliser) projects both in New Zealand and internationally, and
  • Advised on many vast overseas oil and gas projects (both onshore and offshore), including both upstream and downstream aspects such as procurement of drilling rigs; platform and pipeline installations; construction of an oil refinery, petrochemical plants and LNG liquefaction and regasification facilities, converting Very Large Crude Carrier Vessels into Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units.
  • Acted on many concession and PPP projects in New Zealand, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands across infrastructure, healthcare, power (including renewable energy), water (including wastewater), mining and industrial (including fertiliser) and education sectors.