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Our Experience


We’ve assisted clients in all types of work in our particular areas of practice. Some client briefs have been more challenging than others, but they’ve all been interesting and our clients seem pleased with the results. Here are some examples of our work:

Non-Profit Bodies and Charities

  • Regularly advise NFP bodies in relation to tax exemptions, as well as applications relating to Schedule 32 of Income Tax Act 2007 and Cabinet approval for full taxable exemptions
  • Advised on, and settled, at least four Mergers/Amalgamations of NFPs in the past 2 years
  • Advised a leading shareholder lobby group on creating a NFP structure and undertaking successful registration under the Charities Act
  • Advised large NFP on acquisition of multi-million dollar commercial property for commercial development purposes
  • Advised large NFP client on the sale of their iconic, landmark commercial property in the heart of Auckland city
  • Legal advisors to one of the largest non-profit employers in the Auckland area (with over 360 employees)
  • Advised a District Health Board on non-profit structures
  • Legal advisors to public funded NGOs and social welfare/ health services non-profit organisations
  • Legal advisors to a large Public Health Organisation.
  • Assisted at least 3 public funded health care providers in the past 3 years
  • Regularly advise organisations in the health, community development, education, child support, disability care and support (including hearing and vision impaired groups), illness recovery and rehabilitation (i.e. cancer).
  • Regularly advise on Religion and the Law issues, and assist churches with legal compliance and dispute matters.
  • Advised 3 related community trusts with asset base of approximately $210m

Advisory and Commercial Services

  • Lead corporate advisor to key government expert witness at the Royal Commission of Enquiry into the Christchurch Earthquakes (April 2012 to November 2012)
  • Undertook work advising an international health services company on a $22m share subscription and buy out by a UK based competitor
  • Advised NZ media company on amalgamations and employee share scheme arrangements
  • Advisors to health organisation with annual revenue of approximately $27m on governance and services contracts and corporate liability
  • Advised on joint venture between multiple corporate parties to acquire and develop commercial real estate in Tauranga; and undertook acquisition of property for the purposes of development
  • Advised on shareholder's dispute in a closely-held company which carried on business in retailing health supplements; assisted in buy-out by one party
  • Advised on major acquisition of multiple manufacturing plants throughout NZ by Australian client; Commerce Commission issues; multiple entities; drafting foundational contract and working on the acquisition transaction
  • Advised on sale of client's major laboratory business to US multi-national; Commerce Act issues; warranty & indemnification issues; environmental issues; working on foundational contract; and settlement
  • Advised on disposal of shopping centre on North Shore; protracted leasing issues; concluding successful disposal
  • Advised on sale of private commercial land in West Auckland to Singaporean multi- national; OIO consent issues; transaction and settlement, et cetera
  • Creation of national licensing system for well-known pastry goods company; documentation; advising on the sale of licences
  • Advised financial institution client being investigated by Commerce Commission, including advocacy for client and holding off any further investigation into client's affairs
  • Advised NZ based client on sale of a division of its industrial engineering business
  • Advised NZ based commercial client on participating in sub-contract for building multi-million dollar "super yachts" for the international market
  • Assisted Auckland based construction company with disputes under the Constructions Contracts Act and with contract law matters
  • Legal advisors to Auckland based multi-store electronics retailer