Every investor knows the importance of assessing risk and return. We regularly advise investors on the legal aspects of their investments and proposed investments.

Our advice includes helping investors to manage their risk, identifying options and related opportunities for them to consider, and taking a project management role when investment strategies require solutions from different types of advisors.

We can also add value by introducing our investor clients to our wide network of investment service providers for the other aspects of their investment decision making.

Our clients invest in a wide range of areas including property, industry, e-commerce, manufacturing, franchising and retailing.

Our expertise
  • Establishment of new business ventures
  • Taking a minority or majority shareholding in an existing company
  • Legal issues when buying or selling businesses to maximise return
  • Obtaining further debtor equity funding
  • Developing, buying and selling investment property
  • Entering into joint venture and shareholder arrangements
  • How to franchise businesses and manage the legal risk and opportunities associated with franchising
Recent work for investors
  • Advising two investors on the establishment, growth and subsequent sale of a franchise business with over 50 franchisees.
  • Advising an investor on his acquisition of a majority shareholding in a premium grocery retailer.
  • Advising an investor on the merger of his food and beverage company with a similar business.
  • Helping an investor with joint venture arrangements with property developers in connection with the development of a car park and other facilities adjacent to his business.
  • Assisting with an investment in an 8 factory unit block including the leasing and financing arrangements.
  • Negotiating the sale of a television production company to an Australian company on behalf of a New Zealand investor.
  • Helping an investor to restructure his importing business and property assets to minimise debt and maximise his return on his investment.
  • Advising an investor in the purchase of shares in a new brewing company.
  • Assisting an investor with the purchase of a shareholding in a property investment syndicate company including advice on shareholder issues, due diligence and exit options.
Further investor information
Privately-held and family-owned business clients
For our privately-held and family-owned business clients, our business law team works closely with our personal client team to support and guide business owners to structure and protect their assets, and assist with their personal and family legal needs.  More...

Corporate clients
We advise corporate clients on both their day-to-day legal issues and small to medium-sized transactions. Our business law partners bring big firm expertise, service and systems while providing the correct level of partner involvement, not just occasionally, but continuously.  More...

Key contacts
Darryl Key Contact
Darryl King
Business Law
David Key Contact
David Alizade
Business Law

Level 13, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PO Box 3451, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

+64 9 303 3849

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