Steve O'Dea

Senior Associate, Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

LLB (University of Bristol)


d: +64 9 338 8311


Steve is a specialist in infrastructure and construction transactions and project troubleshooting. For over a decade he has advised on transactions and disputes in a range of commercial sectors in multiple jurisdictions, including: major energy and infrastructure projects; public private partnerships; corporate and commercial matters; and intellectual property and technology matters.

Steve provides a comprehensive approach, working with clients to develop and launch their projects and then supporting those clients to navigate the various challenges and disputes that are common on such projects. His proactive and pragmatic attitude is popular with clients, with one client reporting:

“He seems to give our work very high priority, his advice is good and practical and he is simply a thoroughly nice person to deal with”.

Since graduating from the University of Bristol in 2009, Steve has worked for national and international law firms in both Singapore and London. He relocated from London in 2017 to join Anderson Lloyd’s commercial team.

Steve is a qualified solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (although no longer practising in the UK) and a practising barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is also a member of the Society of Construction Law New Zealand and The Infrastructure Collective.