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Law Firm in New Zealand

Updated on Friday 19th November 2021

New Zealand is one of the most prolific economies in the world and was nominated as one of the easiest countries to do business in the world with high scores in the easiness of the company registration procedure. Even so, it is best to ask for legal advice from a New Zealand law firm when opening a company here.
With experience in a large variety of cases, our lawyers in New Zealand can help foreigners in various legal fields, such as litigation, citizenship by investment, due diligence procedures. We have listed below the legal services we can help you with.

Legal services offered by our law firm in New Zealand

Our lawyers in NZ can help both foreign and local citizens with the following services:
  • company formation which includes documentation drafting and filing with the Trade Register; we are one of the law firms in NZ that offer complete company formation services;
  • assistance in liquidating, restructuring and changing company types;
  • assistance in litigation matters in the commercial, corporate and civil fields;
  • assistance in obtaining work permits on behalf companies and citizenship by investment for foreign entrepreneurs;
  • assistance in obtaining special permits or licenses for your business in New Zealand; we are also one of the law firms in NZ that can help investors comply with the ongoing licensing requirements.
  • assistance in purchasing real estate property for residential and commercial purposes;
  • assistance in debt collection - we can help with both amicable and court debt recovery proceedings;
  • tax advice and planning for foreign investors opening companies in New Zealand.
Our lawyers in NZ also offer other legal services which is why we recommend you contact us directly in order to ask about your case. Also, in case you need assistance for moving to New Zealand, we can put you in contact with our immigration lawyers. Our team is able to deal with a number of issued, from business to property transactions, along with employment or family law issues. Our multidisciplinary team of registered lawyers in NZ has the training and the experience to provide adequate legal advice. Consulting with our lawyers before an important business decision, or before commencing the legal proceedings in any type of legal dispute is recommended.
Our registered lawyers in New Zealand work by observing the regulations set forth by the New Zealand Law Society, the national regulator for this profession.

Civil litigation services in New Zealand

Litigation is one of the core services for many New Zealand law firms and a large portion of our attorney’s activity is focused on settling disputes, in and out of court. Our aim is to provide our clients with fast and affordable solutions for their legal disputes. We strive to negotiate terms that are advantageous and effective and, when possible, we favor solving cases out of court, through negotiation and, if desired, alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration or meditation.
Our team of lawyers in NZ has a structured approach, depending on the particularities of the case, the size of the claim and the particular field in which the dispute occurred (breach of contract, negligence or others). We help the plaintiff throughout the stages of the claim and we represent our clients in hearings as well as manage the gathering of important documents as well as testimonies and statements.
Our registered lawyers in NZ understand the importance of having a personalized case strategy and the pre-trial preparation, in those cases in which going to court is the only option. In all cases, we try to avoid lengthy disputes and we help our clients reach the most suitable resolution.

Legal assistance for opening a company in New Zealand

Our law firm in New Zealand is made up of a team of professionals who can help foreign investors open various types of companies. We can help you with:
  • legal advice in choosing the right structure – you can choose between sole proprietorships, partnerships and limited liability companies;
  • help in preparing the company’s incorporation documents and filing them with the local Companies Office – we only need a power of attorney to represent you;
  • assistance in registering the new company with the tax authorities, which is mandatory before starting the activities;
  • assistance in obtaining the necessary licenses and permits related to the activities of the company.
Our lawyers in NZ can also help you purchase ready-made companies and can guide you through merger and acquisition procedures. By using our help, you can make sure that the purchase is a sound one. Moreover, our team is able to provide essential information in the post-purchase phase, when you may need details on how to change the company name or specific details as well as how to obtain special permits and licenses, as many shelf companies do not come with specific business licenses. Our registered lawyers in NZ can help you before and after you buy a business, so that you may start the new company activities knowing that the business is in full compliance.
We are one of the law firms in NZ that offer complete services to companies. Part of our business team are also our dedicated lawyers who specialize in trademark registration as well as employment. These are two different issues we can help investors with, apart from the initial company formation phase. By working with our team, you will be able to apply for trademark protection in New Zealand so that you may secure your position as the sole user of a chosen and unique identified, the trademark of your company. Moreover, when dealing with employment issues, our team of lawyers in NZ will make sure that the employment agreements are in full compliance with the law in force and, in the event of various employee disputes, we will be able to provide legal solutions.

Assistance in debt collection in New Zealand

Debt recovery can be an exhausting procedure which is why our New Zealand law firm can help foreigners dealing with such problems. We will first start with the amicable procedure of recovering any outstanding amount of money. If the amicable process fails to render the desired result, our lawyers will assist during the debt recovery through court proceedings. When choosing to work with the specialists from one of the law firms in NZ, such as our lawyers, you can check their success rate. We can give you more details on our performance.

Real estate lawyers in New Zealand

No matter if you are looking to buy a property or a company, the due diligence procedure is mandatory. Our lawyers in NZ can help you verify a residential or commercial property for any encumbrances by performing checks with the Land Register and Cadaster.
We can also interrogate the Trade Register with respect to companies you might be interested in doing business in or purchasing.
With notable experience in property law, our team of lawyers in New Zealand can assist you whether you are a first-time property buyer, a commercial developer or a private investor. Together with our team you will be able to secure the residential or commercial transaction of your choice and you will rest assured that the documents are drafted and signed accordingly. 
Property transactions can have different levels of complexity. Our team can help you with residential and commercial sales and purchases, leasing agreements, title matters, commercial property due diligence, mortgage and refinancing plans, property development, construction compliance and counsel on the taxation related to this specific field. We are one of the law firms in NZ that offers complete real estate purchase services to local and foreign clients.

Taxation registered lawyers New Zealand

Whether you are an entrepreneur, an investor or employee, you will benefit from receiving specialized counsel for taxation matters and asset planning, as needed. Our team provides complete services related to settling tax disputes as well as providing personalized assistance and legal advice for private clients. Our registered lawyers in NZ can act in the name of domestic and offshore or international clients to settle a full range of tax matters. Some of the key figures to remember about taxes in New Zealand are the following:
  • the 28% corporate income tax rate;
  • the 10.5% to 33% individual income tax rate, applicable as per the taxable income;
  • the withholding tax on dividends of 0% or 33% for residents and the lower rates of 0%, 15% or 30% for nonresidents – explained in greater detail by our team;
  • the 15% goods and services tax.
Understanding the New Zealand taxation principles is important primarily for new investors, those who are just starting a business here and need to comply with the ongoing tax and reporting requirements. Our registered lawyers in NZ can help you with complete information.

Why choose our law firm in New Zealand?

With years of experience in business and civil-related legal matters, our attorneys offer personalized services by adapting them to our clients’ requests. Our New Zealand lawyers are used to handling various requests and cases and will always put the clients’ needs ahead by conferring with them on the best result. We try our best in offering the quickest and most cost-effective solution no matter the issue.
We have notable experience in providing assistance to corporate and private individuals. Do not hesitate to contact our lawyers in NZ by e-mail or phone and ask about our legal services.