Helping Chinese businesses succeed in New Zealand
National Law Firm of the Year: New Zealand – IFLR Awards 2016
Chapman Tripp is New Zealand’s leading law firm. Established in 1875 and with 50 partners and 200 lawyers across three offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, we have the resources and experience to advise on all areas of New Zealand law.
We understand what it takes for Chinese clients to invest and operate successfully in New Zealand.
Our dedicated China Desk advises Chinese investors and companies entering or active in the New Zealand market through a focused, multi-disciplinary team of M&A, property, finance, commercial and litigation specialists. Our senior partners and Mandarin-speaking lawyers work together to obtain the best possible outcomes for clients.
We have close relationships with international and local law firms in China and business partners on the ground in Shanghai and Beijing, ensuring our clients have the connections and support they need.
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We have advised:
all three Chinese banks operating in New Zealand – China Construction Bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Bank of China on
various matters of the full spectrum of legal and compliance
on successful Overseas Investment Office (OIO) applications
the sectors of agribusiness, real estate, forestry, tourism, dairy and food
Shanghai Pengxin on its acquisition of a 74% holding in Synlait Farms, and its
high-profile purchase of over 7,800 hectares of substantial dairy farming
assets (the Crafar Farms)
on significant cross-border M&A deals for clients including Australian waste management company, Transpacific Industries Group, on the $950m sale of its New Zealand business to a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Beijing Capital Group, and
Beijing General Aviation on its 50% equity investment in Pacific Aerospace, and
on the establishment of a joint venture with Pacific Aerospace called Beijing
Pan Pacific Aerospace Technology
major chinese clients on
large-scale development and construction projects including Shanghai CRED
on the Carrington Resort on the Karikari Peninsula of Northland, Fu Wah International
Group on its luxury Hyatt
and the high-end residential projects of Hengyi Group (the Pacifica) and Shundi
Group (the 85 Customs St Residential) in the CBD of Auckland