Bridgette Cornelissen Bridgette Cornelissen

Bridgette Cornelissen
Senior Solicitor

Corporate & commercial

​Bridgette specialises in commercial law and projects, and works closely with public and private sector clients in the energy, technology, government, telecommunications, infrastructure and banking sectors.

She advises on a variety of complex commercial projects, procurement processes, business as usual contracts and commercial law issues. Her work spans data protection, privacy and consumer protection law.

Bridgette’s background is in commercial and public law litigation, and regulatory advocacy. She started her career as a litigator in the New Zealand Crown Law Office.

Recent highlights

  • Advised Powerco on various contracts concerning access to and use of its gas and electricity lines networks. Then separately, she has advised Powerco on an ICT project relating to its asset investment planning and management systems.
  • Helped Maritime New Zealand with its procurement and contracting of GEOSAR satellite ground stations.
  • Assisted Ministry of Education with numerous contracts concerning the establishment and operation of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua (round 4 schools onwards); and separately on the termination of all Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua contracts.
  • Advised Kiwibank on a range of privacy law, insurance and consumer law matters and service contracts.
  • Seconded to Ōtākaro to help across multiple business areas and anchor projects for the Christchurch rebuild including on a variety of construction, insurance, ICT and service contracts.
  • Advised Te Puni Kōkiri on its ongoing contracts with three NGO commissioning agents for Whānau Ora, responsible for identifying and managing the investment of public funds into programmes aimed at achieving better outcomes for Māori and Pacific families.

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