Asia business

We have a real understanding of Asia, both culturally and socially. We bring our expertise, language skills and contacts to work for New Zealand businesses, as well as helping our Asian clients conduct business within the New Zealand economy.

Overview

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.

  • Client Service Award: New Zealand at the 2019 Asialaw Regional Awards
  • Member of the New Zealand China Trade Association and the China Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association


Work highlights

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

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Our team

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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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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David Broadmore

David Broadmore

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in commercial litigation. He has over 15 years' experience in resolving banking and finance, insolvency, insurance…

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David Perry

David Perry

Partner, Auckland
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David specialises in banking and financial services, and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial…

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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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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 specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience.…

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Scott Abel

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

Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

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

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Terence Ng

Terence Ng

Partner, Auckland

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

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