We offer advice across the board for international investors wanting to invest in New Zealand - including individuals, and public and private organisations.
Our specialists help you to navigate New Zealand’s complex overseas investment regime
Our team includes leading specialists in corporate law and overseas investment regulation. Our international clients can rely on us to help them navigate New Zealand's complex Overseas Investment Act 2005. We also help to engage with the regulator, the Overseas Investment Office.
We offer strategic advice and assistance to respond to all phases of enforcement action by the Overseas Investment Office.
We are experienced in all aspects of overseas investment
We are extremely well placed to advise on all aspects of investment in New Zealand. We have depth of expertise in the regulation of overseas investment, including:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Banking and finance
- Competition and anti-trust
- Capital markets
- Resource management
- Māori and Treaty of Waitangi issues
- Public law.
Our expertise can be tailored to fit the type of investment or issue. These can range from a small-scale investment within scope of our national security and public order screening regime, to complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Nestlé Health Science
We advised Nestlé Health Science on its acquisition of The Better Health Company (which includes the brands GO Healthy and Egmont Honey). Read more here
Sixth Street Partners
We advised Sixth Street Partners on its acquisition of a cornerstone stake in NZX and ASX-listed Pushpay Holdings and Sixth Street's subsequent participation in a consortium which made a successful take-private bid for Pushpay Holdings.
We advised Brookfield on the New Zealand aspects of its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Intellihub Group.
The Coca Cola Company and Coca Cola Oceania
We advised The Coca Cola Company and Coca Cola Oceania on the acquisition of the Pump, L&P, and Deep Spring brands.
Drylandcarbon Limited Partnership
We advised Drylandcarbon, a limited partnership between Air New Zealand, Contact Energy, Genesis Energy, and Z Energy, on the overseas investment aspects of the establishment of its 10,000-hectare forestry portfolio.
Clevedon-Kawakawa Road Limited and West Drury Holding
We advised Clevedon-Kawakawa Road Limited and West Drury Holding in connection with the Overseas Investment Office investigations that culminated in proceedings before the High Court (Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand v Clevedon-Kawakawa Road Limited  NZHC 1831 and Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand v West Drury Holding Limited  NZHC 704).