Local approach, global outlook
DLA Phillips Fox is a full service New Zealand business law firm with global capability. We are grounded locally and have first hand knowledge and experience of the New Zealand commercial landscape.
We are a firm that counts amongst our clients some of New Zealand’s largest entities, and some of the world’s most recognised brands. With two offices (Auckland and Wellington), DLA Phillips Fox provides counsel to a vast range of private and public companies, government and local government organisations, charities and other entities.
In a world of commodity client relationships, DLA Phillips Fox is an outlier. We form long-term bonds with our key clients. We have served many of these clients as trusted, principal legal advisers for more than two decades on an annuity basis.
Our alliance with global business law firm DLA Piper – one of the world’s largest law firms – is unique in New Zealand. The beginnings of the association go back 25 years, to our initial alliance with what is now DLA Piper Australia.
Because we have known one another for so long, DLA Piper has become a commercial and legal family to our partners and lawyers. We know many of the partners in offices around the world and are in contact on a daily basis. We serve on DLA Piper’s global research and industry groups. These associations keep our clients – and our teams – at the leading edge of international trends, legislative, regulatory and commercial developments.
DLA Phillips Fox punches above its weight in the commercial world in New Zealand. We count amongst our partners and lawyers some of the country’s keenest, most experienced legal minds. Behind these senior lawyers is a vastly talented, younger legal team, snapping at their heels.
When you engage with DLA Phillips Fox, you will experience a practical, approachable business law firm. Our law is sharp and astute, while our people are accessible and open. We tend to tell clients “go left”, while other firms may say: “you could go left, you could go right, you could go straight ahead.” We have a record that shows: we call it right.
Asia; banking & finance; corporate & commercial; employment law; energy, mining & natural resources; farming, forestry & fisheries; franchising; funds & superannuation; government; healthcare; insurance law; IP, information technology & telecommunications; litigation; overseas investment office (OIO); private client; property law; resource management (RMA); tax; transport.