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Mark Crosbie

Mark Crosbie



  • Agricultural
  • Construction
  • Major projects/PPPs
  • Project Financing

WSG Practice Industries


Mark is highly-regarded for his specialist legal work in all aspects of property, construction and development projects. His legal experience spans more than 20 years and includes high-end strategic advice about commercial and construction issues, including funding, procurement, development, legislative and regulatory compliance, and construction of large infrastructure projects.

He has extensive industry experience in construction, health and aging, ports and agriculture. Mark has a formidable track record of achievement in infrastructure and development projects that include roading arrangements, hospital and medical premises and associated amenities, airport and port developments, quarries, regional parks, utilities (electricity schemes, water treatment and waste water projects), education assets, and social housing projects.

Mark acts for owners, developers, contractors, consultants, tenants, investors and financier businesses, both domestically and internationally, on all aspects of property, construction and development projects. He has extensive experience in property transactions with particular expertise in real estate finance transactions and in the acquisition and sale of commercial property, property development and corporate sales programmes.

Mark’s strong projects and development background encompasses project planning, procurement and implementation expertise and he has advised on shopping centres, city precinct redevelopment, commercial head office developments, corporate campuses, harbour and seabed developments, coastal land, unit title developments and re-developments, and property refurbishments.

Bar Admissions

1989, New Zealand


MCLW (Hons), University of Auckland
LLB, University of Auckland
Areas of Practice

Agricultural | Construction | Major projects/PPPs | Project Financing | Property Law | Real Estate | Regulatory

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Ranked as a Band 1 lawyer – Construction, Chambers Asia-Pacific


Know Your Contract: Case Law Highlights
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

New Zealand’s construction industry and projects have weathered a turbulent year with a consistent flow of seminal judicial decisions addressing issues arising in the life cycle of a project...

Contracting in a COVID-19 World
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

We may be tired of talking about COVID-19, but contractual and project risk associated with the pandemic is still very real. Risk associated with COVID-19 should remain a key consideration in project planning, tendering and negotiation activities, and in the delivery and administration of construction and infrastructure projects. To assist, we examine key themes and observations that are relevant to contracting in a COVID-19 world...

New Zealand’s Infrastructure Sector: Key to Rebuilding the Country’s Economy?
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on New Zealand’s economy, and the construction and infrastructure sectors have not been immune to these challenges. Infrastructure expenditure has long been seen as an effective tool to reinvigorate an economy and generate growth, and New Zealand’s Infrastructure sector is a key beneficiary of the Government’s economic stimulus package post COVID-19...

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