Hamish Bolland Hamish Bolland

Hamish Bolland


Construction & major projects

Hamish is a major projects specialist. His experience covers a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, energy and natural resources, health, ports, water, tourism, commercial and residential. Hamish heads up Chapman Tripp’s Construction and Major Projects practice group.

He acts for government entities, sponsors, lenders, developers and contractors on all stages of a project including procurement strategy, funding and financing, tendering and probity, contract drafting and negotiation, contract administration and dispute avoidance and resolution. A significant amount of his experience involves project finance transactions.

Hamish previously worked for UK magic circle law firm Allen & Overy in their Dubai projects team, where he acted for sponsors and lenders on numerous world-scale project finance transactions in the Gulf region.

Hamish is recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 and a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2024.

Recent highlights

  • Advising Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora on its regional hospital development programme including the redevelopment of the Christchurch Hospital, the New Dunedin Hospital Project and the redevelopment of the Nelson Hospital.
  • Advising Westpac on its lending into New Zealand’s largest solar project to date – five solar farms, being developed by Lodestone Energy and constructed across the North Island. Hamish is also advising Lodestone Energy on its further solar developments.
  • Advising Auckland International Airport on its multi-billion dollar Terminal Integration Programme including various enabling packages, a new domestic terminal and the installation of a purpose-built integrated baggage handling system.
  • Advising Eastland on all aspects of the development of its new TOPP2 geothermal power station at Kawerau (an innovative BOOT structure), on its Wharf 7 upgrade project at Eastland Port and on the development of a solar farm at Gisborne Airport.
  • Advising Fonterra on its major process plant procurements and refurbishment projects.


  • Society of Construction Law New Zealand.

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Westpac’s financing heats up NZ's largest solar project

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have assisted Westpac New Zealand to finance New Zealand’s largest solar project to date – five solar farms, being developed by Lodestone Energy, and constructed in Dargaville, Kaitaia, Waiotahe Valley, Edgecumbe and Whitianga.

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Advising Mercury on Turitea wind farm project

​Chapman Tripp advised Mercury on the final stage of the development of New Zealand’s largest wind farm.

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Dealing to the infrastructure deficit

New Zealand’s sagging infrastructure is inhibiting the economy and our quality of life, in the form of gridlock, lost production, unaffordable housing, environmental degradation, and more...

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