New Zealand welcomes foreign investment, but consent is required for business acquisitions that exceed certain monetary thresholds, and for the purchase of sensitive land. You need insights into the political processes and a detailed understanding of the regulatory requirements.
We act for a range of corporate and individual clients acquiring significant business assets and sensitive land for forestry, dairying, pastoral and lifestyle purposes.
Our specialist team provides advice to potential investors about the process involved in making a successful Overseas Investment Office (OIO) application. Our knowledge of the way in which the OIO approaches a 'business case' for investment means we can provide clear, commercial advice on the likelihood of a successful application. We also have experience acting on enforcement matters where sensitive land has been acquired without consent.
Our experience has included advising: