Buddle Findlay is one of the national law firms in New Zealand that has a banking practice with an Asian business team dedicated to helping clients maximise opportunities. We are also extremely well placed to advise on all aspects of investment in New Zealand, having extensive knowledge and expertise in cross-border transactions.
We are actively working with Asian companies and financial institutions that are interested in pursuing investment opportunities in New Zealand. Our firm has extensive experience in advising foreign investors on all aspects of the New Zealand regulatory landscape that may be relevant to them, including financing, corporate advisory, structuring and securing regulatory approvals for transactions.
We advise on a broad range of international and domestic financing transactions for clients based both in New Zealand and offshore (such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore). We regularly advise clients in relation to investment structure, setting up businesses and acquiring assets in New Zealand.
We speak your language. From our partners to solicitors, Buddle Findlay's Asia business team includes native speakers of Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean.
Banking and finance: Band 1 ranking - Chambers and Partners, and Tier 1 ranking - Legal 500 and IFLR1000
"Terence Ng co-leads the firm's Asia desk and maintains a notable network in the Chinese market. Utilising his fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese, he regularly advises Chinese clients on their investment and acquisition matters in New Zealand."
Chambers and Partners
David Perry - "He is considered, experienced and provides legal views in the context of the commercial issues at play."
- Member of the New Zealand China Trade Association and the China Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association
Acting for all New Zealand registered Chinese bank lenders
in transactions involving property finance, acquisition finance and foreign corporate and individual guarantees
Acting for leading Chinese airlines
on all of its legal requirements in New Zealand (from employment to contract negotiations)
Acting for a Chinese bank registered in New Zealand
on a NZ$100m loan facility to a New Zealand borrower with a Singaporean publically listed parent company
Acting for a Chinese wholly owned subsidiary
on a NZ$50m revolving credit facility provided by a Chinese bank
Acting for various individuals and corporations
in successfully obtaining consent (including retrospective consents) relating to the Overseas Investment Office
Advising a Chinese listed company
on the acquisition of a New Zealand business and advising on corporate governance in New Zealand