Bankside Chambers has a number of experts who practice in the energy and natural resources sector.
New Zealand’s regulatory environment includes prescriptive regimes for the licensing of minerals permits under the Crown Minerals Act 1991, as well as comprehensive environmental legislation dealing with the effects of those activities, including the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2011. Due to the location of minerals and other natural resources within areas of conservation or public access value, other regimes including the Conservation Act 1987 and the Reserves Act 1977 may also apply.
Other members have experience in acting for clients operating in the renewable energy sector, both in New Zealand and internationally.
Our members have experience in appearing before courts, local authorities, Boards of Inquiries, Decision Making Committees and international tribunals in relation to a wide variety of issues in the sector.