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Sarah Sinclair

Sarah Sinclair


New Zealand

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Sarah is a transactional, contracting and projects lawyer with expertise in corporate and commercial law, including periods as an in-house corporate advisor. She has considerable experience in advising on construction and development projects, advising on energy and resources projects and drafting and negotiating complex engineering and infrastructure arrangements.

Sarah advises clients on construction and development projects, acting for owners, contractors and funders, advising on a range of contracting structures, procurement models and risk sharing arrangements. Sarah also has particular expertise as a transactional and projects lawyer in energy work including upstream oil and gas, joint venture and consortium arrangements, power generation (thermal and renewable), fuel contracting and transmission arrangements, sales and hedging, regulatory issues, and access to infrastructure.

As a corporate and commercial lawyer Sarah advises on a range of issues including business / asset acquisition and divestments, tendering advice, negotiation of contracts for capital works projects, supply contracts, service provider and consultancy arrangements, IP arrangements (including for development and commercialisation of IP rights, licensing agreements and research and development arrangements), supply and maintenance arrangements and major capital works programme contracts.

Sarah also sits on the partnership’s board.


LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
BCom University of Auckland
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ranked as a Band 1 Energy and Natural Resources lawyer Chambers Asia Pacific & Global
Ranked as a leading Projects and Resource Management lawyer The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Ranked as a leading Corporate and M&A Energy and Infrastructure Project Development lawyer IFLR1000
Winner - Energy and Natural Resources Lawyer of the Year New Zealand - ILO Client Choice Awards 2015 2014
Winner - Energy Lawyer of the Year New Zealand - Best Lawyers 2015

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