Buddle Findlay is a leading New Zealand corporate law firm, offering comprehensive legal services to both public and private companies on a full range of corporate and commercial issues and transactions.
Our clients include national and multi-national corporations, private equity and venture capital funds, banks and financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, government departments, and local and other statutory authorities.
Increasingly, we are working with Chinese companies interested in pursuing investment opportunities in New Zealand, including private investors to high-profile institutional investors. Our team has experience in assisting Chinese investors on financing, negotiating, structuring and securing regulatory approvals for transactions. In particular, we have extensive experience in advising foreign investors on Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent requirements, and assisting with transactions that involve acquisitions of sensitive land and business assets in a range of industries.
Strongly aware of clients’ preferences and requirements, we have the ability of working in both Mandarin and Cantonese languages.
As a leading New Zealand firm, in addition to our expertise of local law and practices we also have strong working relationships with law firms in Asia, Australia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, to assist with delivering all-rounded solutions to our clients.
Our experience with China based clients includes:
- Assisting Bank of China with the establishment of its New Zealand banking operations
- Acting on sales of New Zealand dairy farm and milk processing assets to Chinese investment and milk processing companies
- Working closely with China and Hong Kong based clients on a range of trademark work in New Zealand
- Acting for Chinese corporations on some of New Zealand's largest joint ventures.