Buddle Findlay is one of the leading New Zealand commercial and public law firms with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and a global reach of contacts and experience.
We work with international companies and their advisers interested in pursuing investment opportunities in New Zealand, including private investors and high-profile institutional investors. Our teams have extensive experience assisting investors on financing, negotiating, structuring and securing regulatory approvals for transactions. We have extensive experience in advising inbound investors on all regulatory requirements including Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent requirements. Our team also work with outbound New Zealand businesses, looking to expand their investments and operations overseas.
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.
We maintain close relationships with a number of law firms worldwide, including in Asia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Most of our partners and senior associates have spent time working in major firms in a number of jurisdictions and many of them have been admitted to practice in those jurisdictions. We have established a reliable network of strong international affiliations through a combination of cross referrals, transactional experience and membership of relevant international organisations.
We are strongly aware of clients’ preferences and requirements. We have the ability of working in Mandarin and Cantonese languages.
“Excellent technical skills, always client focused, but sound advice that I can rely on.”
“They have excellent partners who are flexible and responsive, who understand our business and what we require.”
"Buddle Findlay is another of the big firms in New Zealand. It has a large team of well-known lawyers working across the entire range of practice areas."
- Member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
- Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
Advising Chevronon the 2015 sale of Chevron New Zealand to Z Energy, and on the sale of Chevron's shareholding in The New Zealand Refining Company
Advising Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
on its consortium with Oji Holdings to acquire the Carter Holt Harvey pulp, paper and packaging business for NZ$1b
on the 2015 sale of GE Capital's New Zealand business
Advising BCSon the sale of BCS Group to Daifuku Japan
Advising Singapore Poston its acquisition of Famous Pacific Shipping
Advising Olam International
on the full takeover of NZ Farming Systems Uruguay