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Martin Thomson

Auckland City, New Zealand Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Corporate/Commercial - New Zealand

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Martin Thomson maintains a highly active practice from the Auckland office, assisting clients on M&A and venture capital transactions, and is particularly active in the forestry and agribusiness sectors. Clients particularly appreciate his ability to advise on cross-border issues impacting on their transactions.
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Martin is a lawyer in cross-border M&A and investment transactions. He also advises on corporate law, joint ventures and commercial contracts.

Martin has over 30 years' experience as a corporate lawyer. He advises offshore clients on the issues involved acquiring assets or making investments in New Zealand. He assists overseas clients to obtain consent under the Overseas Investment Act in New Zealand and advises clients on appropriate investment structures.

Martin advises clients in a range of industries including the forestry, agriculture, wine, food processing, insurance and financial services, technology and venture capital sectors.

Martin works on M&A transactions in the forestry sector in New Zealand and has experience advising on the day-to-day legal matters arising in relation to forestry assets including forestry rights, Crown forestry licences, wood supply contracts, stumpage supply contracts, access arrangements, joint ventures, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Martin is Chairman of the New Zealand China Trade Association, which promotes and strengthens business relationships between New Zealand and China. He is also a board member of the New Zealand China Council. He heads the firm's China practice, which focuses on providing advice to organisations undertaking investments between China and New Zealand.

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