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Commercial law

Commercial law

Our specialist commercial lawyers act for a large number of new and established Waikato and New Zealand businesses. Our focus is on relationship and getting to grips with our clients’ business so we can provide practical and tailored legal advice for their particular circumstances.

Commercial Building

Our specialist team provides expert legal advice on a wide range of commercial issues, including:

  • The sale and purchase of businesses and property
  • Competition law
  • Commercial and business contracts including distribution and franchise agreements
  • Limited and general partnerships
  • Joint ventures
  • Public offerings of securities
  • Corporate governance
  • Insolvency
  • Leasing

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The Importance of Shareholder Agreements

When you are entering into a new venture the opportunities seem endless and everyone is positive about goals and working relationships. However, as we unfortunately see so often in our litigation team, things do not always go to plan. A well drafted shareholder agreement can be worth its weight in gold when working relationships sour.
Directors Duties And The Supreme Court

Directors duties and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has recently reviewed the law relating to director’s duties making it clear that trading while insolvent will amount to a breach of a director’s duties even if a director believes that continued trading may benefit the company’s creditors as a whole: Madsen-Ries and Levin as Liquidators of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper [2020] NZSC 100.
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