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Kylie Mutch


Construction & major projects

Kylie brings a wealth of experience to large-scale domestic and international construction projects across a wide variety of sectors, including infrastructure, energy (including renewable), transport, health, airports and commercial. 

With expertise in large construction projects, Kylie is often called upon to provide advice on public buildings of significance.

Her experience with a wide range of construction contracts (NZS, FIDIC, NEC, bespoke and alliance contracting) as well as ancillary project documents (including consultancy agreements, supply agreements and tender documentation), allows Kylie to assist clients with contract preparation and negotiation on a wide variety of projects. Kylie advises on all aspects of project procurement and works alongside clients on their procurement strategy.

Kylie is known for her ability to cultivate strong rapport and collaborate seamlessly across a broader project team. Her broad industry knowledge means she is adept at providing well contextualised, practical advice that realises her clients’ priorities and challenges.

Recent highlights

  • Working closely with Auckland International Airport Limited on its project to integrate a new domestic terminal in with its international terminal. This project involves multiple interfacing packages, in some instances with a collaborative contracting approach.
  • Working closely with Mercury on numerous construction projects, domestic and international drilling campaigns - including Turitea wind farm - and the procurement of a new turbine (OEC5) for the Ngatamariki geothermal power plant at Reporoa.
  • Assisting Eastland Generation Limited on its TOPP2 Development -a new 49Mwe (net) geothermal power plant at Kawerau (which includes construction, operation and option to purchase)- and its Te Ihi o te Rā solar farm in Tairāwhiti.
  • Regularly assisting Waka Kotahi on alliancing matters, including the East Coast Recovery Alliance for recovery and resilience works following Cyclone Gabrielle and the Riverlink Alliance.
  • Assisting Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand on various hospital development projects including the New Dunedin Hospital, the Waikato Hospital Renal Centre and Acute Mental Health facility and Manukau Health Park at Middlemore Hospital.
  • Assisting Mytilineos on New Zealand law aspects of an EPC contract for a solar farm at Foxton.


  • Auckland Women’s Law Association.
  • Society of Construction Law.
  • Infrastructure New Zealand.
  • Women’s Infrastructure Network.

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Construction & Major Projects specialist promoted to Partner

We are pleased to welcome a new Partner with the promotion of Kylie Mutch − a construction and major projects specialist. Since joining Chapman Tripp in 2010, Kylie has advised numerous leading New Zealand businesses, bringing a wealth of experience to large-scale construction projects across a wide variety of sectors, including infrastructure, energy, transport, health, airports and commercial. She advises on all aspects of project procurements and has particular experience with the alliance contracting model.

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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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Nine new June appointments at Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the promotion of seven new senior associates, and the recognition of two senior legal advisors.

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