International connections

Investor opportunities

With a stable government and low regulatory hurdles, New Zealand presents many opportunities for international investors. We act extensively for multinationals, foreign investors and high net-worth individuals on the New Zealand aspects of international investments, cross-border mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions. We also advise international clients on insurance, disputes and wider commercial legal advice.

We work with a range of early stage, high growth and well established companies, assisting them expand into new markets. Our specialist team advise on a wide range of corporate transactions and commercial issues maximising value and minimising risk for clients. Our clients also benefit from our global outlook and strong international connections. 

Many of our partners and lawyers have practiced extensively in other jurisdictions including the UK, the US, Canada, and Australia. They have maintained many of those relationships working with a number of law firms on cross-border matters. This international perspective gives us valuable first-hand experience working across jurisdictions and an appreciation for the cultural, legal, political and economic differences that impact on clients entering new markets.

We have strong relationships with a range of business advisors and law firms in Australia, working with them seamlessly on trans-Tasman matters for the benefit of our clients.

Our team members are active in the Australasian and international IP industry, as members of IPSANZ and INTA.

TerraLex International legal network

We work closely with legal specialists in Australia and internationally through our membership of TerraLex. TerraLex is one of the largest legal networks in the world, providing access to 205 jurisdictions and more than 19,000 legal professionals world-wide. Partners travel regularly across Australia, Asia, the US, the UK and Europe maintaining relationships with our key clients and referrer contacts.

Our active role in this global network means we can provide our international clients with easy access to specialised local expertise in almost any overseas jurisdiction.

A key benefit of TerraLex is sharing expertise and industry knowledge on a regular basis and developing strong relationships with other lawyers overseas. This means referrals made through the network come with a valuable personal connection and are more seamless for clients.

Global Insurance Law Connect international insurance legal network

Duncan Cotterill is a member of Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC). GILC is a formal alliance of leading insurance law experts comprised of high-performing independent firms across the world that specialise in insurance law. GILC delivers a global reach and depth of service that no one firm can deliver on its own. Learn more about GILC and how are clients can benefit from this relationship in this video

GILC differentiates itself to clients through its range of specialist legal and risk interest groups. There are currently 13 special interest groups that members including Duncan Cotterill contribute to, including:

Complex bodily injury claims and health, safety & regulatory
Financial lines
Policy development
Product liability & recall

In this video, produced by GILC, Partner Rob Coltman discusses the key insurance trends in New Zealand.

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