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Lauren Curtayne
Partner
Auckland

Corporate & commercial

Lauren advises on all aspects of major energy projects, commercial contracts and regulatory matters, specialising in the energy and technology sectors.

With expertise and specific interest in renewable energy projects and emerging technology, Lauren has advised clients in New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates on power, gas, solar and infrastructure projects. She regularly advises on commercial contracts for gas and electricity, regulatory compliance and consumer law.

Lauren previously worked for UK magic circle law firm Allen & Overy, in their Abu Dhabi projects team. While there, she advised on the development of independent power and water projects and large scale gas transactions.

She is recognised as a next generation lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • Vector on the sale of its Kapuni gas treatment plant to Todd Energy and its associated entry into long-term gas and LPG supply arrangements from Kapuni field
  • Mercury on construction and long-term maintenance of a new 119MW windfarm at Turitea near Palmerston North
  • First Gas on its Ahuroa Gas storage facility acquired from Contact Energy
  • First Gas on its $260m acquisition of the Rockgas LPG business from Contact Energy
  • Vector on its sale of subsidiary Vector Gas, owner of gas transmission pipelines and gas distribution networks outside of Auckland, to two infrastructure funds managed by First State Funds for $952.5m
  • Te Ahi o Maui (a partnership between Eastland Generation and the Kawerau A8D Ahu Whenua Trust) on its 25MW geothermal power plant at Kawerau.

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Clean Energy Tool promotes renewable energy projects in New Zealand

We've joined forces with global law firm Simmons & Simmons to provide the New Zealand chapter for its online Clean Energy Tool.

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Mercury brings home Tilt’s wind farms

We are pleased to have helped Mercury NZ Limited acquire all of Tilt Renewables Limited’s New Zealand assets, operations and future development options.

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Supporting Vector on sale of Kapuni interests

We assisted Vector over the sale of its Kapuni gas treatment plant and related assets.

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Our three new partners are ground breakers

​In a busy and more demanding environment, we are pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners.

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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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