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Geoffrey White

Geoffrey White

Senior Associate


  • Construction
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Infrastructure
  • Major projects/PPPs

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Geoff is a Senior Associate in our Construction team.

He has over 10 years' experience as a projects and construction lawyer with a focus on dispute resolution. Geoff specialises in complex and high value projects and disputes; with significant experience in major infrastructure projects and the energy and mining sectors.

Prior to returning to MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Geoff spent seven years based in Dubai working for the leading international law firm in the MENA region as a Senior Associate in the region's top projects and construction team (ranked tier 1 in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories).

Geoff advises clients through the entire project lifecycle including procurement strategy, contract drafting, project counsel during a project's execution phase, and dispute resolution (both alternative and formal dispute resolution). Geoff represents claimants and respondents in a range of dispute resolution processes including adjudication, mediation, international and domestic arbitration and court proceedings. He has significant experience in ICC, LCIA, DIAC and DIFC-LCIA arbitration.

Geoff has advised on some of the most high-profile projects in New Zealand and the MENA region, including the HVDC Inter-Island Link Project, NZTA State Highway 20 project, Burj Khalifa, Dubai International Airport, Riyadh Airport, Riyadh Metro and the Mecca Metro.


BA/LLB, University of Auckland
Areas of Practice

Construction | Dispute Resolution and Litigation | Infrastructure | Major projects/PPPs

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