DLA Phillips Fox has extensive experience in overseas investment in New Zealand, both assisting Chinese and Asian organisations to acquire New Zealand investments and advising New Zealand companies expanding into Asia.
Our work includes ensuring Chinese speaking clients understand the steps they must take when investing in New Zealand and the legislative and regulatory requirements. We are able to offer fluent spoken and written Mandarin and Cantonese language skills and can explain the New Zealand business and investment environment plainly, and often translate relevant documents to facilitate insight into New Zealand.
With our associated offices in DLA Piper throughout Asia, DLA Phillips Fox is a natural partner to Asian organisations seeking to invest in New Zealand – or for New Zealand organisations seeking to expand into Asia.
Through this association, we can ensure smooth, seamless and efficient management of clients’ legal needs in multiple jurisdictions.
DLA Phillips Fox has acted for Bright Dairy and Food Co. Limited (listed on the Shanghai stock exchange and the second largest dairy food provider in China) in its acquisition of a controlling interest in New Zealand’s Synlait Milk Limited. This included applying for and obtaining Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent.
Because of the work we have done for Chinese clients, we also have a depth of understanding of the context and culture of Chinese society. This benefits both Chinese clients seeking investment in New Zealand, and New Zealand companies investing in China. The three DLA Piper offices in China –Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Beijing – are well positioned to help New Zealand organisations seeking expansion and business opportunities in that dynamic country.
DLA Piper also has offices in Singapore, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Together we can assist both New Zealand clients looking at the Asian markets and organisations from those countries looking to invest in New Zealand.
Our DLA Phillips Fox lawyers are also called upon by banking and trade organisations such as the ANZ Bank in New Zealand and government agencies to present seminars, and offer opinion and expertise on Asia to clients inside New Zealand.
DLA Phillips Fox is a full service business law firm, with extensive breadth and depth of capability in: banking & finance; corporate & commercial; employment law; funds & superannuation; insurance law; IP, information technology and telecommunications; litigation; property law; and tax. We assist clients in every sector.
- Helping offshore clients invest in New Zealand
- Facilitating New Zealand company investment in Asia (including China)
- Overseas Investment Office (OIO)
- Immigration matters