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Greg WiseGreg Wise

Greg Wise

Greg Wise

Senior Associate

T:+64 4 498 2404


F:+64 4 472 7111



LLB, University of Canterbury


2006, New Zealand


Greg is a senior associate specialising in infrastructure, commercial property and construction law.

Greg has extensive experience across a wide range of infrastructure, utilities and property matters and also advises a broad range of clients on contracting issues, with a particular expertise in IT services contracts.

Prior to joining Chapman Tripp in 2008, Greg spent four years as advisor and in-house corporate counsel at Spark (formerly Telecom) practicing in areas of property, telecommunications and IT and regulatory law.

He has considerable expertise in infrastructure projects and transactions involving large and complex property holdings.

Recent experience

Greg has advised:

  • EQC in relation to its commercial leasing throughout New Zealand including post- earthquake Christchurch premises and complex land related insurance analysis
  • Spark in relation to the deconstruction of 91 Hereford Street, Christchurch involving unique arrangements in respect of protecting critical network infrastructure
  • Airways Corporation in respect of the front end construction arrangements for its proposed multi-million dollar Wellington control tower
  • Spark on the construction and leasing of its offices at Willis Street, Wellington and Victoria Square, Auckland. Together one of the largest design build and commercial leasing transactions in New Zealand’s history
  • Powerco in relation to its electricity infrastructure construction and roll out in the North Island, including in relation to upgrading and replacement of existing works pursuant to the Electricity Act
  • Wellington Electricity Lines in relation to contractual arrangements for use of ‘dark fibre’ in Wellington
  • Chorus New Zealand on indefeasible rights of use arrangements for fibre assets throughout New Zealand
  • The Department of Internal Affairs in relation to outsourcing of support and maintenance services for its new passport management and processing IT system
  • Housing New Zealand Corporation in respect of good procurement practice and tender processes for its acquisition and development of ERP software projects
  • The Transport Agency on the installation of multiple third party telecommunications facilities on land held by the TheTransport Agency and the installation of core fibre infrastructure in motorway assets
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers in relation to the receivership and sell down of various properties owned by a prominent Wellington developer
  • Spark on the divestment and subdivision of multiple properties involving clearance and other Public Works Act 1981 issues
  • The BNZ in the financing of third party acquisitions of several large New Zealand properties, including West Plaza Tower in Auckland, the National Police Headquarters and Lumley House in Wellington
  • Wesfarmers Industrial Safety NZ Limited on its commercial, retail and industrial leasing arrangements for its substantial New Zealand portfolio, and
  • Shell Eastern Petroleum on the sale of Shell New Zealand to Z Energy Limited involving major due diligence on its extensive property portfolio throughout New Zealand.