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We can help you with your business needs and add value to your commercial transactions. Our expertise is based on experience gained by working with a wide range of clients from all sectors of the local, regional and national economy.

We advise on:

Commercial Matters

  • General business advice and corporate strategy
  • Advice on compliance with commercial and finance law and legislation in New Zealand (e.g. Companies Act, Personal Property Securities Act, Consumer Guarantees Act, Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act, Fair Trading Act, etc.)
  • Trade mark, copyright and protection of intellectual property
  • Commercial dispute resolution and restructuring
  • Asset finance and leasing, including aviation finance, leasing, sale and purchase related matters
  • Public Private Partnerships and BOT structures
  • Income tax and GST issues

Contracts

Advice on a wide range of commercial contracts and business arrangements, including:

  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Financing transactions for borrowers, lenders and other market participants
  • Shareholder, joint venture and partnership agreements
  • Franchising
  • Leasing
  • Terms of trade
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Distribution and licence agreements

Optimising Business Structures

  • Formation and incorporation of companies and limited partnerships
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Trading trusts

Financial Markets Conduct Act

  • Compliance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act and Regulations
  • Product Disclosure Statements and unregulated offers
  • IPOs