We have the national reach and local knowledge to assist China based clients with doing business in New Zealand.
We are a leading New Zealand corporate law firm, offering comprehensive legal services to both public and private companies on a full range of corporate and commercial issues and transactions.
Our clients include national and multinational corporations, private equity and venture capital funds, banks and financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, government departments, and local and other statutory authorities.
Increasingly, we are working with Chinese investors (including private investors to high-profile institutional investors) interested in pursuing investment opportunities in New Zealand. Our team has experience in assisting Chinese investors on financing, negotiating, structuring and securing regulatory approvals for transactions. In particular, we have extensive experience in advising foreign investors on Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent requirements, and assisting with transactions that involve acquisitions of sensitive land and business assets in a range of industries. Our team also work with New Zealand businesses looking to expand their operations into China.
Strongly aware of clients' preferences and requirements, we have the ability of working in both Mandarin and Cantonese languages.
As a leading New Zealand law firm we also have strong working relationships with law firms in Asia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, to assist with delivering effective solutions to our clients.
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“Excellent technical skills, always client focused, but sound advice that I can rely on.”
“They have excellent partners who are flexible and responsive, who understand our business and what we require.”
"They're considered, experienced and they've got nice style; they're quick to the issues and consistent."
Chambers and Partners
Assisting Bank of China
with the establishment of its New Zealand banking operations
Advising Creswell New Zealand, a subsidiary of Nongfu Spring
on its acquisition of a water bottling plant in Otakiri, Bay of Plenty
Advising Pacific Aerospace
shareholders on a 50% investment by Beijing Automotive (BAIC Group) and a co-investment in a joint venture company, Beijing Pan-Pacific Aerospace Technology Company in Beijing
Advising a financing party
to the Beijing Capital Group's acquisition of the New Zealand Transpacific group
Advising GMP Dairy (a major New Zealand infant formula manufacturer and exporter to China)
in relation to various operational matters
Acting for clients
in relation to sales of New Zealand dairy farm and milk processing assets to Chinese investment and milk processing companies