Sector

Agribusiness, horticulture and forestry

Buddle Findlay provides robust, practical advice on a wide range of agribusiness, horticulture and forestry industry related legal issues, including corporate, commercial, financing and environmental law for entities operating and investing in the sector.

Overview

Agribusiness, horticulture and forestry are fundamental to the New Zealand economy.

Our team advises participants at all levels in the sector - producers, processors, investors and exporters - and covers the full range of legal disciplines needed by the sector from resource management, health and safety and intellectual property to foreign investment, corporate structure, commercial contracts and industry regulation.

Our clients include major agribusinesses such as Zespri, Landcorp Farming, Central Plains Water, AgResearch and Landcare Research, numerous cooperative companies, major banks, foreign investors, industry organisations and Government agencies.



Work highlights

Advising Zespri Group

from its establishment on all major regulatory, corporate and capital structure issues

Advising Landcorp Farming (owner of over 100 farms in New Zealand)

on numerous acquisitions, disposals, subdivisions, leasing, tenders and farming related agreements

Advising Central Plains Water and the Central Plains Water Trust

on the establishment of New Zealand’s largest irrigation scheme

Advising PSP Investments

on its acquisition of a stake of the Kaingaroa forest (New Zealand's largest forest) and partnership arrangements with Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation

Acting for The Mud House Wine Group

on the sale of its branded wine production business to Accolade Wines

Advising Precision Farming

on a strategic partnership with Livestock Improvement Corporation for the development of a web-based farm management platform
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Our team

Alanya Limmer

Alanya Limmer

Partner, Christchurch

Alanya specialises in environment and resource management law and local government law. Alanya has earned a one of Canterbury’s most...

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Alastair Hercus

Alastair Hercus

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

Alastair specialises in public and commercial law. He advises clients on legislative design, decision-making by statutory bodies...

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  • M +64 21 449 993

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Charlotte von Dadelszen

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington

Charlotte specialises in leasing, construction and land-related property advice. She has been involved in the development...

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  • M +64 21 915 737

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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 Allen

David Allen

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in all aspects of resource management, environmental and natural resources law and local government law. He is a...

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  • M +64 21 955 744

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David Thomson

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

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

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  • M +64 21 668 593

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

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  • 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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Miriam Andrews

Miriam Andrews

Partner, Auckland

Miriam specialises in banking and finance. Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at an...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0638
  • M +64 21 491 781

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Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

Partner, Auckland

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience across a broad range of mergers and acquisitions...

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  • M +64 21 818 142

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan

Partner, Auckland

Patrick specialises in environment and resource management, local government, and public law. Patrick advises on a wide range of...

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  • M +64 21 662 142

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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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  • M +64 21 763 476

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Philip Wood

Philip Wood

Partner, Auckland

Philip specialises in providing commercial, IT, telecommunication, media and television/film sector advice including strategic advice...

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Sherridan Cook

Sherridan Cook

Partner, Auckland

Sherridan specialises in employment, industrial relations and health and safety as well as litigation and dispute resolution...

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  • M +64 27 545 9768

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Simon Vodanovich

Simon Vodanovich

Partner, Auckland

Simon specialises in corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the laws relating to financial markets conduct. He advises on...

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  • M +64 21 612 810

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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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  • M +64 21 792 134

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Tony Dellow

Tony Dellow

Partner, Wellington

Tony specialises in competition law and regulatory processes, especially in infrastructure industries. Tony’s practice is unique...

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  • M +64 21 349 651

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Tony Wilkinson

Tony Wilkinson

Partner, Auckland

Tony specialises in advising domestic and foreign clients on the New Zealand income tax and GST consequences of a broad range of...

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  • M +64 27 476 6587

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Willie Palmer

Willie Palmer

Partner, Christchurch

Willie specialises in commercial litigation including construction, insurance and insolvency law. He has broad experience in...

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  • M +64 21 377 961

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