Brigid McArthur

New Zealand

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Level 9 Craigs Investment Partners House
36 Customhouse Quay
PO Box 25501 Wellington 6146

Tel: +64 4 471 8528
Fax: +64 27 447 5147


Brigid has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate, commercial and projects lawyer, now focussing on all parts of the energy, resources, oil and gas and heavy industrial sectors as well as infrastructure.

She acts for both New Zealand and international petroleum, minerals and coal explorers and producers and for some of New Zealand’s largest industrial concerns. Her experience with energy infrastructure providers and the downstream New Zealand gas and electricity markets is extensive. Brigid regularly works on M&A transactions, farm-ins and joint ventures, royalty arrangements, offtake agreements, downstream gas and electricity contracts, and all associated regulatory issues. Brigid has extensive procurement and major contract and negotiation expertise. Brigid is cited as a leading oil and gas lawyer.

Our partners and lawyers act for a range of significant participants at all levels of the energy and resources industries. Our expertise includes:

  • electricity and gas industry regulation
  • major electricity grid upgrade projects
  • major contract negotiations
  • overseas investment and establishment of operations
  • petroleum, minerals, coal and gold exploration and mining
  • permit applications and block offers
  • land access
  • iwi consultation
  • joint ventures, farm-ins and related contractual arrangements
  • Crown Minerals Act
  • climate change and emissions trading
Our firm has a market reputation as New Zealand’s largest and leading specialist firm in our areas of legal expertise.

This is demonstrated by our:

  • substantial public and private sector client base
  • regular appointment to nationally significant projects
  • peer recognition – we provide expert advice to local and overseas lawyers, and our lawyers are regularly cited in the media and in legal guides
  • our prominent position on the “All of Government” external legal services panel
Brigid McArthur commands undisputed respect amongst her peers, who view her as an exceptional practitioner with a well-established reputation for “brilliant work” in the energy field.
Chambers Asia & Pacific, 2013