Corporate/Commercial Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Full-service firm with significant expertise in advising international clients on investments in New Zealand, especially those involving Chinese and Japanese entities. Advises on M&A, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and equity transactions. Represents clients in a variety of areas including infrastructure, transportation, manufacturing and finance. Noted for advising Māori businesses with regard to the full range of Māori legal issues. Also able to provide strategic corporate governance advice.

Strengths One client endorses the team's "consistently high performance," and appreciates that the lawyers "give clear advice and recommendations, and timely responses."

Work highlights Acted for Astute on its joint venture with Mortgage Express, which resulted in the establishment of loan aggregator Astute Financial Management.

Notable practitioners

Chris Parke offers significant experience across the full breadth of corporate transactions and has recently assisted clients with acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. His diverse clientele spans the hospitality, food and drink, infrastructure and technology sectors and he offers further expertise in advising international clients with their inbound investments.