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Rachel Devine

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Rachel Devine

Firm: Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Address:Lumley Centre
88 Shortland Street
Auckland DX CP24061
New Zealand
Phone:64 9 353 9912
Fax:64 9 353 9701
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Sun. 17:22
Web site: Direct Page

Profile

Rachel specialises in providing advice on all aspects of environmental and resource management law for private and public sector clients from design through to approval, implementation and operation. Rachel has advised extensively in relation to requirements for resource consents, including in relation to major industrial and infrastructure projects, and implications of planning requirements. She has significant experience in obtaining complex environmental and project approvals for developers, and advises on other environmental issues including pollution licensing and contaminated land. Rachel's experience means she can provide practical down-to-earth solutions to environmental problems in any context - corporate transactions, planning projects or site management.

In recognition of her environmental expertise, Rachel is member of the National Executive Committee of the New Zealand Resource Management Law Association and has been the Acting Chair of New Zealand Society for Risk Management's National Environmental Special Interest Group Committee. Rachel is the Regional Chair (New Zealand) of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and a member of various energy related groups including the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and the Sustainable Business Network.

Rachel also advises about compliance requirements under the Climate Change Response Act and related allocation plans.

 

Areas of Practice

 

  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Natural Resources
  • Property Law
  • Real Estate

 

Professional Career

 

Significant Accomplishments

Leading Individual - Chambers Global 2014
Leading Individual - Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
Up & Coming Individual - Chambers Global 2012/2013
Leading individual - Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013/2014, 2014/2015
Recommended Individual - PLC Which Lawyer - 2011/2012, 2010/2011
Up & Coming Individual - Chambers Asia Pacific 2012/2013, 2011/2012
Firm noted as recommended for Resource Management in The Legal 500 - 2010, 2009
Top natural resources practitioner - Asia Law Directory 2010
Noted practitioner - ALB Real Estate Practice Area Guide 2009
Recommended individual - ALB Guide: Energy & Resources 2009


Professional Associations

Member, New Zealand Resource Management Law Association (Auckland Executive Committee)
Member, AWLA - Auckland Women Lawyers Association
Member, Energy Law Association
Member, Energy Network Association
Member, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
Member, Environmental Defence Society
Member, New Zealand Association for Environmental Education
Member, Straterra (Natural Resources of New Zealand), also member of Straterra's Groups regarding Resource Management Planning, environmental legislation affecting the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Crown Minerals Act Review
Member, Sustainable Business Network
Member, The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ)
Member, International Environmental Lawyers Network

 

Education


Associate Environmental Auditor IEMA & QSA, 2001
LLB (Hons First Class), University of Waikato, 1996
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, 2000