Business / Commercial

Business Contracts

Prudent business owners look to reduce risk by creating certainty. Having well drafted, enforceable contracts reduces business risk and creates greater legal certainty.

Our commercial team service the needs of our diverse client base across many different industries and is experienced in advising on and drafting all types of business arrangements including:-

  • Leases/Premises Purchase/Sale
  • Supply Contracts
  • Terms of Trade
  • Licences
  • Franchises
  • Employment Agreements
  • IT Computer Contracts
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Financing and Security Arrangements
  • Guarantees

Buying and selling a business

Buying or selling (or merging) a business is an important and often complex transaction. Our commercial team are experts in all aspects of buying, selling and merging businesses including:-

    • How the deal should be structured – eg an asset or share sale / purchase
    • Due diligence
    • Dealing with employment issues arising from sale / purchase / merger
    • Drafting the sale / purchase agreement
    • Completing settlement

Legal structure of your business

We can advise you on the best legal structure for your business, whether it be:

  • Sole trader
  • Partnership
  • Company
  • Trading Trust
  •  Limited Partnership

We can advise you on ways to structure your business and affairs to minimise your personal liability. We can form your Company and draft your key Company documents such as the Company Constitution and any Shareholder Agreement.

Business Premises

Whether you own or lease your business premises we can help you secure and document your right to occupy your business premises. The location and leasing arrangements relating to your business premises can be critical to the success of your business and it is important to get it right from the outset. We are experts in all aspects of premises leasing – retail, industrial, commercial and office. We recommend you talk to us early on – before you sign anything!

For more information contact Bev Roche (DDI 04 494 1590) or David Murphy (DDI 04 494 1591)


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Office Address
Level 2
38–42 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011
Postal Address
PO Box 5003
Wellington 6140
DX SP 22509
Fax: (04) 473 3696