International

Korea 한국업무

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 specialist expertise to assist Korea 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.

Our team has experience in assisting foreign 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.  Our team also works with New Zealand businesses looking to expand their operations into Korea.

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

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

  • Member of Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Member of LAWASIA


Work highlights

Acting for Dongwon Enterprise

on its potential acquisition of a New Zealand company

Acting for Kookmin Bank

on its establishment of a note issuance programme in New Zealand

Acting for the administrators of a Korean shipping company STX Pan Ocean

in respect of cross-border insolvency issues and a ship arrested in New Zealand

Acting for a consortium which included a major Korean engineering and construction company

on its potential bid for a PPP project in New Zealand

Advising Hyundai Corporation and Hyundai Australia

on potential tax issues in relation to their export transaction with Transpower New Zealand

Acting for Hyun Dae Deer Products

on a banking facility transaction in New Zealand

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Our team

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Peter Owles

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter is a specialist in all aspects of banking and finance law, with over 25 years experience. As well as general banking and finance...

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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...

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