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Rosa McPhee

Senior Associate

Property & real estate
Construction & major projects

Rosa advises on a broad range of commercial contracting, construction and property issues with a focus on infrastructure and energy sector clients.

Rosa has experience in complex commercial developments and regularly provides advice to clients on procurement, construction, leasing and infrastructure tenure issues.

When working with clients, Rosa endeavours to get a thorough understanding of their business and issues. Her experience across a wide range of projects and sectors helps her provide clients with concise and strategic advice.

Rosa was recognised as a Rising Star by NZ Lawyer in 2024, and was an excellence awardee in the Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year category at the 2023 New Zealand Law Awards.

Recent highlights

  • Worked closely with Mercury in relation to its various geothermal, hydroelectricity and wind generation sites including in relation to the development of additional wind generation capacity.
  • Advised Department of Corrections on the redevelopment and leasing of Corrections’ national head office in Wellington, as part of the Government’s WAP2 office accommodation project – one of the largest leasing projects in New Zealand.
  • Advised Wellington City Council on the seismic strengthening of key Wellington city landmarks including Te Matapihi – Wellington Central Library and the St James Theatre.
  • Worked with Parliamentary Service on the upgrade and strengthening of the Parliamentary Library, and the strengthening and refurbishment of Bowen House.
  • Advised Powerco on various issues relating to its electricity and gas infrastructure tenure, including its statutory existing works rights and grid connection arrangements with new electricity generators.
  • Assisted Chorus with a wide range of infrastructure and property issues relating to Chorus’ national telecommunications infrastructure network.


  • Member of Property Council New Zealand.
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law.
  • Member of Infrastructure New Zealand.

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Three Senior Associates recognised by NZ Lawyer as Rising Stars

We are delighted that Kishan Gunatunga, Rachael Jones and Rosa McPhee have been recognised as Rising Stars by NZ Lawyer.

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Senior Associates group

Celebrating eight new senior associates

Julia Adams, Liora Bercovitch, William Cheyne, Richard Hutchison, Tom Jemson, Rachael Jones, Guy Jones, and Rosa McPhee have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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