Jordan Ropati Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2013 - Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Primary office:  London

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Jordan Ropati

Jordan Ropati is a principal associate in our construction and engineering team.

He acts for a wide range of clients, including funders, investors, developers, contractors and procuring authorities. He has experience acting in the residential, commercial office, retail and leisure and student accommodation sectors. He specialises in preparing and negotiating construction and engineering documents, including development agreements, building contracts, consultant appointments, performance security and associated documentation. He regularly advises clients on procurement methods to ensure client requirements are met.


  • Advised a multinational bank on the construction aspects of a large asset portfolio acquisition
  • Advised a joint venture developer (comprising the investments arm of a leading multinational contractor and a large registered housing provider) on the development of the East Wick & Sweet Water communities and associated infrastructure on the Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Advised a major UK contractor on its successful bid for the development of part of a new science hub for Public Health England in Harlow
  • Advised a joint venture developer (comprising a leading registered housing provider, specialised modular developer and a local authority) on the Icknield Port Loop housing development in Birmingham
  • Advised a developer on its successful bid to undertake multiple projects in the regeneration of two town centres in Surrey and also advised the developer on the construction documentation necessary to implement the projects
  • Advised various asset and investment managers on refurbishment projects to existing properties.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Career
      July 2020
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2018

    • Career
      October 2018
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      Bevan Brittan LLP, associate
  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
    • Career
      Meredith Connell (New Zealand), solicitor
    • Education
      University of Auckland, BA / LLB (Hons)