Finance sits at the heart of the New Zealand economy, enabling businesses to expand.
Asians and New Zealanders enjoy doing business together. We are the premier firm to assist you to do so. We appreciate the nuances of doing business between Asia and New Zealand and this enables us to deliver tailored legal advice to our Asian clients.
We are in the business of providing robust, commercial, and pragmatic legal advice to our clients so you can stay focussed on your business and clients.
Your focus is on your business and clients. Ours is on enabling you to do so through the efficient delivery of robust, pragmatic, and commercial legal advice.
If you’re undertaking or tendering for a large construction project, you need specialist advice from lawyers who know the construction business inside out – from procuring and drafting contacts to dealing with any disputes that arise during the construction process.
Whether you are starting a new business, investing in an existing one, managing compliance, raising capital or managing a complex transaction, you need to have confidence in the advice you receive.
Disputes, particularly complex disputes, are unavoidable and they are difficult and time-consuming to manage. Traditional court-based litigation is expensive and becoming more so as the amount of data kept within organisations increases, making the discovery process more complicated and much more costly.
We are the experts in employment law.
Sustainable development is at the heart of New Zealand’s long term prosperity. We help you to make it happen.
The financial markets industry is one of the most heavily regulated in New Zealand. We assist our clients to navigate compliance requirements so they can get on with providing capital to New Zealand business.
Working with the public sector requires a unique approach, and an understanding of how – and why – government is different from other businesses.
Whether you are a business, public sector agency or not for profit, you need to understand the law, and the procedures you must have in place to prevent – or minimise the risks of – accidents occurring.
Investment in human capital is essential to New Zealand’s growth. New migrants who bring valuable skills and qualifications, set up new businesses, and make financial investments, are a critical component of this. We serve both businesses and individuals looking to expand New Zealand’s capability across all sectors and industries.
“Kensington Swan is involved in many high-profile projects, especially in Auckland, and has played a role in every PPP in New Zealand to date.” - Asia Pacific Legal 500
Whether you’re a start-up company beginning to develop your brand or a multi-national wanting to enforce your intellectual property rights in New Zealand, you need advice from people who can not only help you identify and protect your IP, but can also assist you to unlock its value.
Bilingual New Zealand legal advice - New Zealand’s only full service law firm specialising in Japan/New Zealand business.
Mēnā e hiahia ana ki te whakatū ana i tētahi hinonga ārahi ā-muri i te whakataunga Tiriti, whakatū rānei i tētahi pakihi taihono, mēnā he herenga ōu me kōrero rawa, me hono rawa koe ki te iwi Māori, mēnā e hiahia ana kia mahi tahi me te iwi Māori, te ao pakihi Māori rānei, mēnā e mahi ana i tētahi kaupapa taiao rānei, me whai mātanga kāore e mōhio ana ki ngā take ture anake, engari e mārama pū ana ki ngā tikanga me ngā kawa, ki ngā kaupapa tōrangapū anō hoki o te ao Māori.
Successful overseas investment requires insight into New Zealand’s regulatory requirements, current experience of how those requirements are met on a practical level, and the ability to manage any issues. We are here to help.
In the highly regulated pharmaceutical and medical sectors, failure to comply with the law can result in criminal convictions, large fines, reputational damage, and the loss or suspension of licences or product consents.
By nature PPPs are highly complex. You need lawyers who have expertise and experience in advising on PPPs.
We bring a wide set of skills and knowledge relevant to the public sector.
Wealth management is principally about preserving and enhancing the value of assets. There are two key elements to this – investment and structure.
Property is New Zealand’s largest non-export industry. It is constantly having to evolve in response to current and anticipated influences – globalisation, market forces, new technology, legislative developments and the risk of natural disasters. Property transactions must take account of the big picture as well as the detail.
Recovering debt or property from a business in distress can be emotionally draining and filled with uncertainty.
Disruption is everywhere. We help you harness it for the good of your business.
The wine, craft beer and liquor industries are a thriving part of the New Zealand economy.