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.
New Zealand's largest kiwifruit post harvest operator, on its capital restructure
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