James Dow

Senior Associate - Construction and Infrastructure

James is a front-end construction, infrastructure and major projects lawyer. He has practiced in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom advising on a range of complex and large-scale greenfield and brownfield projects. James’ experience spans many sectors including transport, water, energy, ports, education, corrections, housing and industry.

James advises both private and public sector clients in all phases of a project’s lifecycle from procurement, through construction and into operation. He also has significant general commercial experience having advised on numerous transactions and long-term arrangements.

James’ experience has seen him advise on a range of different contracting forms, structures and risk-sharing arrangements. James is commercial and pragmatic in his approach and clients highly value his advice on the suitability, bankability and risk mitigation strategies associated with different structures.

Professional background


  • 2009, New Zealand


  • LLB, BSc, University of Otago


  • Member, New Zealand Society of Construction Law
  • Member, Infrastructure New Zealand


  • Construction
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Finance
  • Public Private Partnerships

James Dow