Asia business

We have a real understanding of Asia, both culturally and socially.  Our expertise, language skills and contacts make us the ideal partner for Asian companies who want to do business in New Zealand.


We are a national law firm in New Zealand that has an Asian business team dedicated to helping clients maximise opportunities.

We’re experts on overseas investments in New Zealand

We're extremely well-placed to advise on all aspects of investment in New Zealand. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in cross-border transactions.

We actively work with Asian companies and financial institutions that want to invest in New Zealand. Our firm has extensive experience advising overseas investors on all aspects of New Zealand's regulatory landscape including financing, corporate advisory, structuring and securing regulatory approvals for transactions. We regularly give advice on investment structures, setting up businesses and acquiring assets in New Zealand.

We give advice on a range of international and domestic financing transactions for clients in New Zealand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and throughout the world.

We speak your language

From partners to solicitors, our Asia business team includes native speakers of Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean.

Doing business in New Zealand

We produce a guide that highlights areas of New Zealand law that may affect businesses wanting to invest or expand in New Zealand.

Download our doing business in New Zealand guide 

  • Member of the New Zealand China Trade Association and the China Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the International Association of Korean Lawyers

Work highlights

Chinese bank lenders

We act for all New Zealand registered Chinese bank lenders in transactions involving property finance, acquisition finance and foreign corporate and individual guarantees.

Kookmin Bank

We acted for Kookmin Bank on its establishment of a note issuance programme in New Zealand and provided Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) advice and ongoing banking operations.


We advised Suntory on its NZ$1.4b acquisition of Frucor Beverages.

Chinese airlines

We act for leading Chinese airlines on all of their legal requirements in New Zealand (from employment to contract negotiations).

Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation- KIND

We acted for KIND on its due diligence for a mixed-use development project in Auckland, involving the construction of over 1,300 apartment units and a commercial complex.

Daiken and ITOCHU

We advised Daiken and ITOCHU on their joint venture acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey’s MDF plant at Rangiora.

Our team

Terence Ng

Partner, Auckland

Terence specialises in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, and property law…

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Hak Jun Lee

Partner, Auckland

Hak Jun specialises in banking and financial services and has extensive experience in property law and overseas investment…

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Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

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

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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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Hamish Selby

Partner, Auckland

Hamish specialises in intellectual property and leads the Buddle Findlay intellectual property team…

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Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Paul specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with…

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Scott Abel

Partner, Auckland

Scott specialises in insolvency and debt restructuring, corporate and secured finance, and specialist personal property security and…

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Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

Susie specialises in competition, fair trading, overseas investment consents and economic regulation, particularly of infrastructure in…

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