With several recent additions to our Asia business practice, Buddle Findlay is well resourced to help clients maximise out bound and in bound opportunities for New Zealand and Asian businesses alike.
The expansion strengthens the team’s capabilities to advise on a range of financing transactions for property developments, commercial property, infrastructure and other developments. With extensive experience in advising offshore investors on all aspects of the New Zealand regulatory landscape, the team is well versed in international and domestic financing, corporate advisory, structuring and securing regulatory approvals for transactions.
New appointment, Hak Jun Lee, joined the firm as a partner in the Asia business practice earlier this year. He specialises in commercial property, overseas investment and banking and finance. Originally from Korea, Hak Jun has in depth knowledge of, and strong connections in, the Asia business market and brings with him a dedicated support team. He regularly acts for international and corporate clients from Korea and the Asia pacific region on cross-border transactions and investment to New Zealand.
Also joining the practice is business development consultant, James Jung. James will support the teams' growth strategy by developing relationships for the firm within the legal sector and wider Asian business community.
Hak Jun and James join long standing partners Terence Ng and David Perry. Terence and David have significant experience in the Asia business market and have forged a reputation for building long lasting relationships with clients looking to capitalise on Asian business opportunities.
While the Asia business team's client base has been growing for several years now, they believe there is still considerable opportunity to develop their practice. A key focus for the team will be to expand their Asia business practice reach, both domestically and internationally, with a particular focus on the Korean business community.
Hak Jun says:
"There is a growing appetite from investment banks and institutional lenders in Korea to fund, or enter into joint venture arrangements for, quality development projects in New Zealand. It is important investors have strong local legal partners on the ground, such as Buddle Findlay, and I'm looking forward to partnering with clients as more Asian businesses enter the New Zealand economy."
As the firm's joint Asia business lead, David says:
"We are in equal amounts both proud and thrilled to deepen our Asia business offering by having leading Korean/NZ lawyer Hak Jun Lee join our partner ranks. It is a real privilege for us to have Hak Jun onboard and we know that our domestic and Asia based clients will value our 'actions speak louder than words' commitment to the Asia business market."
Find out more about the Asia business team.