New Zealand is a very easy place to do business and is ranked first in the Prosperity Index making it an increasingly attractive destination for Chinese investors. China and New Zealand have enjoyed diplomatic relations since 1972 and the 2008 New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement was China’s first such agreement with a developed country. Today, China is New Zealand’s largest trading partner. Kensington Swan has a deep understanding of doing business in China and as a New Zealand firm which dates back to the nineteenth century we are uniquely positioned to assist you with all of your legal needs.
Whether you have business interests or are expanding your business in New Zealand or China, you need experienced lawyers who understand your business objectives and needs, master the cultures and languages of both markets, and can help bridge the legal differences whilst meeting your business requirements and minimising your risks.
Our dedicated China team has unparalleled local and international experience and expertise in advising Chinese investors on all aspects of New Zealand law and policies affecting them and is committed to provide pragmatic and solution-focused advice to meet your legal and business needs.
Our clients include central and local government organisations and agencies, state-owned enterprises, listed and private companies, multi-national corporations, as well as banks and financial institutions.
We assist clients in managing projects of all sizes and at all stages of their transactions. From due diligence, documentation preparation, negotiation with counterparts, through to advice on such regulatory processes as applications to the Overseas Investment Office for approvals to acquire and develop significant business assets and sensitive land, our specialist team will ensure that your objectives are met and risks managed.