Oliver Roberts


I specialise in corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on overseas investments, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. I act for clients in a broad range of industries including agriculture, forestry, technology, manufacturing and services sectors.

My expertise includes inward investment and investor migration to New Zealand, Overseas Investment Office applications, company acquisitions and disposals, corporate structuring, employee share schemes, venture capital and private equity transactions, agency and distribution agreements, start-up ventures, insolvency and corporate recovery.

My experience includes advising:

  • The Craigmore Farming Fund and Craigmore Forestry Fund on the acquisition, establishment and management of farms and forestry in New Zealand.
  • On Overseas Investment Office applications by significant foreign investors.
  • On the establishment of the EPIC IT Hub in central Christchurch.
  • Technology focused businesses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.

I also advise private clients on trust and estate planning, and am listed as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 legal directory for TMT.