We can assist clients based in Japan with doing business in New Zealand and others looking to engage with counterparties based in Japan.
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.
Our team has considerable experience in assisting Japanese 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 consent requirements, and assisting with transactions that involve acquisitions of sensitive land and business assets in a range of industries. We also have experience assisting clients in transactions involving the sale of their businesses to Japanese purchasers and the establishment of their operations in Japan.
We take a strong interest in developing meaningful long-term relationships with clients and understanding their perspective and - appreciate that business is not approached in exactly the same way all over the world. We count among our lawyers people who have been immersed in Japanese culture through living, studying and working in Japan.
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.
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“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.”
"They're considered, experienced and they've got nice style; they're quick to the issues and consistent."
Chambers and Partners
Advising Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)on its joint acquisition with Oji Paper of Carter Holt Harvey's pulp, paper and packaging business for NZ$1b
on its NZ$1.4b acquisition of Frucor Beverages
Advising Daiken and ITOCHU
on their acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey's Rangiora MDF Plant
Advising ITOCHUon other significant potential transactions
Advising Toyotaon a wide range of legal issues relating to its business in New Zealand
Advising Allpress Espresso
on the establishment of its coffee roasting and wholesale distribution business in Japan