We provide quality commercial legal advice across a broad spectrum of commercial activities

Our expertise covers a wide range of corporate and transactional work, including governance structures and restructuring, joint ventures, limited partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and general contracts. We specialise in industries that are focused on natural resources, including fisheries, forestry, geothermal, petroleum and primary industries generally.

We advise a number of post-settlement governance entities on a range of commercial and contractual matters.

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Recent experience

  • Advised the owners of private hydro electricity generation lakes on novel commercial arrangements with major New Zealand electricity generators
  • Advised on the refinancing of a geothermal electricity power station on Māori land
  • Advised on the establishment of a limited partnership to aggregate and utilise numerous Māori land blocks for dairy farming purposes
  • Advised on the acquisition by a number of Māori organisations of an interest in New Zealand’s largest forestry company
  • Advised on a commercial agreement relating to the re-consenting of a major geothermal power station
  • Advised on the acquisition of a major tourism business, including undertaking due diligence and preparing transactional documentation
  • Advised on the establishment of limited partnerships to acquire property, farms and forestry interests
  • Advised on the preparation of a number of annual catch entitlement and other fisheries related contracts
  • Advised a number of post-settlement governance entities on various matters, including commercial arrangements over geothermal assets, forestry assets, the Emissions Trading Scheme, contracts and other corporate and contractual matters