International

China 中国

Buddle Findlay is a leading corporate law firm - one that appreciates the fact business is not approached in exactly the same way all over the world. Our team commits a large amount of time to understanding the perspective of offshore clients wishing to invest throughout New Zealand.

Overview

We have the national reach and local knowledge to assist China based clients with doing business in New Zealand.

We are 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 multinational 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 investors (including private investors to high-profile institutional investors) interested in pursuing investment opportunities in New Zealand.  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.  Our team also work with New Zealand businesses looking to expand their operations into China.

Strongly aware of clients' preferences and requirements, we have the ability of working in both Mandarin and Cantonese languages.

As a leading New Zealand law firm we also have strong working relationships with law firms in Asia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, to assist with delivering effective solutions to our clients.

Download our guide to 'Doing Business in New Zealand' here.



Work highlights

Assisting Bank of China

with the establishment of its New Zealand banking operations

Advising Pacific Aerospace

shareholders on a 50% investment by Beijing Automotive (BAIC Group) and a co-investment in a joint venture company, Beijing Pan-Pacific Aerospace Technology Company in Beijing

Advising a financing party

to the Beijing Capital Group's acquisition of the New Zealand Transpacific group

Advising GMP Dairy (a major New Zealand infant formula manufacturer and exporter to China)

in relation to various operational matters

Acting for clients

in relation to sales of New Zealand dairy farm and milk processing assets to Chinese investment and milk processing companies

Acting for Vector

on the sale of its Wellington electricity distribution network to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (Hong Kong)
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Our team

Daniel Kelleher

Daniel Kelleher

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in property law and has extensive experience in property sector, corporate, banking and commercial transactions...

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  • M +64 21 618 535

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David Perry

David Perry

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

David specialises in financial services and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial institutions in the...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7020
  • M +64 21 632 268

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David Thomson

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

David specialises in corporate and commercial law.  His broad practice includes business acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures a...

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  • M +64 21 668 593

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Dominic Lundon

Dominic Lundon

Partner, Auckland

Dominic specialises in property and construction and advises clients on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0665
  • M +64 21 846 351

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Grant Dunn

Grant Dunn

Partner, Auckland

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years experience. He previously spent six years with the London...

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  • M +64 21 888 812

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John Glengarry

John Glengarry

Partner, Auckland
Patent Attorney

John specialises in intellectual property law and has extensive experience in New Zealand and overseas. John's practice covers the...

  • DDI +64 9 357 9391
  • M +64 21 678 198

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Mark Odlin

Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including...

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  • M +64 21 753 769

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Neil Russ

Neil Russ

Partner, Auckland

Neil leads Buddle Findlay's tax practice. He specialises in corporate and international tax issues, as well as structured transactions...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7002
  • M +64 21 349 668

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Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland

Paul specialises in banking and finance and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with an emphasis on...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7042
  • M +64 21 763 476

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Peter Chemis

Peter Chemis

Partner, Wellington

Peter specialises in employment law, industrial relations and related areas, and leads Buddle Findlay’s national employment team...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7339
  • M +64 27 444 6619

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Susie Kilty

Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

Susie specialises in competition, fair trading, overseas investment consents and economic regulation, particularly of infrastructure...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7356
  • M +64 21 792 134

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