Grant de Lisle

Senior Associate

Grant is an experienced projects and construction lawyer with particular expertise in project advisory and dispute resolution. He specialises in complex and high value projects and disputes.

Grant acts for a variety of public and private sector clients through the project lifecycle. His clients include crown entities, ministries, regulatory authorities, body corporates as well as large to medium sized contractors and consultants. Grant is a passionate advocate and is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and negotiated settlements. He has extensive experience conducting adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002.

Grant is highly regarded by clients for his knowledge of the industry, strong work ethic, technical expertise, and his strategic and commercially astute advice. He is recognised for his client centric approach, deep understanding of his clients’ business and their relationship with internal and external stakeholders.

Grant also assists in the development and delivery of various Construction Law and Master of Engineering papers at Auckland University and Auckland University of Technology.

Career highlights

Advising and representing Crown Entities on various large anchor projects following the Christchurch earthquakes, including complex and high value adjudications, arbitrations, mediation and reset negotiations.

Providing independent advice to professionals in their role as Engineer to the Contract on large and high-value construction projects.

Advising and representing clients, including principals, body corporates, Ministerial bodies, consultants, in numerous high value and complex construction-related arbitrations and adjudications.

Acting for a range of parties including body corporates, territorial authorities, and engineers in large-scale, multi-party defective building litigation.

Advising and assisting clients with regulatory compliance issues in the New Zealand construction industry.

Assisting project parties navigate and implement bespoke re-set arrangements on projects of national significance to facilitate best for project outcomes and successful project completion.

  • Member, Infrastructure New Zealand
  • Member, Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand
  • Member, Society of Construction Law
Achievements and recognition
  • Band 1 team, Construction, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Tier 1 team, Construction, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific