Korea 한국업무

Buddle Findlay is a leading corporate law firm - one that appreciates the fact business is not approached in exactly the same way all over the world.  Our team commits a large amount of time to understanding the perspective of offshore clients wishing to invest throughout New Zealand.


We have the specialist expertise to assist Korea 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.

Our team has experience in assisting foreign 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 consent requirements, and assisting with transactions that involve acquisitions of sensitive land and business assets in a range of industries.  Our team also works with New Zealand businesses looking to expand their operations into Korea.

As a leading New Zealand law firm we also have strong working relationships with leading law firms in Asia, Australia, Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and elsewhere to assist with delivering effective solutions to our clients.

Download our guide to 'Doing Business in New Zealand' here.

  • Member of Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Member of LAWASIA

Work highlights

Acting for Dongwon Enterprise

on its potential acquisition of a New Zealand company

Acting for Kookmin Bank

on its establishment of a note issuance programme in New Zealand

Acting for the administrators of a Korean shipping company STX Pan Ocean

in respect of cross-border insolvency issues and a ship arrested in New Zealand

Acting for a consortium which included a major Korean engineering and construction company

on its potential bid for a PPP project in New Zealand

Advising Hyundai Corporation and Hyundai Australia

on potential tax issues in relation to their export transaction with Transpower New Zealand

Acting for Hyun Dae Deer Products

on a banking facility transaction in New Zealand

Our team

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…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0636
  • M +64 21 888 812


Hak Jun Lee

Partner, Auckland

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

  • DDI +64 9 363 0689
  • M +64 27 454 1328


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…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7042
  • M +64 21 763 476


Susie Kilty

Partner, Wellington

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

  • DDI +64 4 498 7356
  • M +64 21 792 134


Terence Ng

Partner, Auckland

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

  • DDI +64 9 363 0688
  • M +64 21 281 2688