Corporate & Commercial

Our clients include multinationals and large privately owned companies, through to Government entities, accounting firms and angel investors. The one thing they have in common is that they are all enterprising.

If you are:

  • a New Zealand company setting up or acquiring other companies abroad
  • an overseas company looking to invest, or investing, in New Zealand
  • a start-up business, or you are looking to invest in one
  • a company in a growth phase wanting to raise capital, or
  • a company considering an exit strategy for your business

then we can help you to achieve your goals.

We advise businesses throughout their corporate lifecycle, across the full-spectrum of corporate and commercial work, including mergers and acquisitions (including Overseas Investment Office consents), joint ventures, company restructurings, shareholder disputes or issues, debt and equity securities offerings, capital raising, and general corporate and commercial legal requirements.

Our team works closely with specialists in related disciplines including tax, competition and public law. If you need any regulatory approvals or want to structure your business in a tax-efficient way, then you need look no further.

Why should multinationals work with us?

We have proven multi-jurisdictional expertise advising on a range of transactions. Our clients include large multinational corporates and international law firms who choose us to manage the New Zealand legal aspects of their client’s international transactions.

We have also developed a number of strong referral relationships with firms across the globe allowing us to provide high quality legal connections world-wide. We are the New Zealand member of Terralex, a worldwide network of legal professionals operating across 100+ countries. We are also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Why should SMEs work with us?

If you are a new and innovative company looking for access to capital, we’ll help you get it – via angel investment, listing or a partial merger or acquisition. If you are looking to go public, we’ll help you get ready to go to market, assist with your business as usual issues, governance requirements and planning your exit strategy.

We act as an outsourced in-house counsel for clients who do not have someone performing this role in-house. As well as advising on legal issues we’re often called upon to support their management teams by providing strategic business advice. We can do the same for you.

A number of our clients are existing (or soon to be) business owners who are looking to buy or sell their life’s work. If you’re in this position, we can help you to extract value from your biggest investment. You’ll get genuine care and attention, a high level of partner access and great value.