Overseas investment

We offer overseas clients strategic and pragmatic advice on the full range of legal services required to acquire, establish, expand or reorganise businesses in New Zealand.

Overview

Our team offers advice across the board for those wishing to invest in New Zealand, including individuals, and public and private organisations.

Our team includes specialists in corporate and public law who regularly assist clients with obtaining overseas investment consents.  Our international clients can rely on these specialists to help them navigate New Zealand's complex overseas investment regime and engaging with the regulator, the Overseas Investment Office.

We are extremely well placed to advise on all aspects of investment in New Zealand because of the depth of our expertise in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, competition and anti-trust, capital markets, takeovers, taxation, resource management, property, Māori and Treaty of Waitangi issues, and public law.



Work highlights

Advising Creswell New Zealand, a subsidiary of Nongfu Spring

on its acquisition of a water bottling plant in Otakiri, Bay of Plenty

Advising JVC Kenwood, a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company

on its acquisition of 40% of the shares of Christchurch-based Tait International

Advising Caltex Australia

on its NZ$340m acquisition of Gull New Zealand

Advising Newell Brands

on its NZ$660m acquisition of Sistema Plastics

Acting for Innovation Network Corporation of Japan

on its consortium with Oji Holdings to acquire the Carter Holt Harvey pulp, paper and packaging business for NZ$1b

Advising Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada (PSP Investments)

on its investment in Kaingaroa Timberlands Partnership alongside Guardians of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund

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Our team

David Thomson

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

David specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholdin…

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  • M +64 21 668 593

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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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Lisette Hood

Lisette Hood

Partner, Auckland

Lisette specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial contracting, corporate governance and merge…

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  • M +64 27 220 5123

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Mark Odlin

Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch
Board of Management

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including…

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  • M +64 21 753 769

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Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

Partner, Auckland

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience across a broad range of mergers and acquisitions…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0769
  • M +64 21 818 142

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Simon Vodanovich

Simon Vodanovich

Partner, Auckland

Simon specialises in corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the laws relating to financial markets conduct. He advises on…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7032
  • M +64 21 612 810

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Steve Nightingale

Steve Nightingale

Partner, Wellington

Steve specialises in corporate law including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, limited partnerships…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7312
  • M +64 27 668 2832

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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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  • M +64 21 792 134

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Tony Dellow

Tony Dellow

Partner, Wellington

Tony specialises in competition law and regulatory processes, especially in infrastructure industries. Tony’s practice is unique…

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  • M +64 21 349 651

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