Graeme Christie

Simpson Grierson
LLB (Hons), A.Arb.I.N.Z. – Partner
Auckland City

Graeme Christie

Graeme is a construction law partner in one of New Zealand’s largest law firms, Simpson Grierson.

He has been involved in many of New Zealand’s iconic construction projects, such as the SkyTower as well as many in the Pacific Region and the iconic 7-star sail hotel, Burj Al Arab in Dubai. He practised in construction law with Linklaters in London and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Graeme was the successful counsel in the New Zealand Court of Appeal decision which is the leading case on adjudication and the New Zealand Construction Contracts Act, which addresses security of payment. He was also involved as counsel on behalf of Rolls Royce in litigation concerning the Kinleith Cogeneration Project, which is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on negligence, and was New Zealand’s largest construction case to date.

Graeme has also acted as an ICC Arbitrator. In 2016, he was inducted as a Fellow of the IACL. He is a former lecturer in the School of Architecture and a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering.

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