Our Expertise

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We provide services across a full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters including business consultancy and advisory services (such as structuring and market entry advice), company incorporation, corporate secretarial services, payroll and human resource services, regulatory and compliance, ESG compliance, corporate governance, and legal assistance and support including review and drafting of contracts, data privacy and cybersecurity and international arbitration support in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Myanmar and APAC. In brief, our services include the following:

Consultancy & Advisory Services

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Corporate & commercial law

  • Negotiation and drafting, reviewing and amending a full suite of commercial agreements including Shareholders’ Agreement, Share Sale and Purchase Agreements, Share Subscription Agreements, Employment Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements and other private agreements between parties
  • Review of contracts and advising on restraints of trade, breach of confidentiality and related contractual terms
  • Corporate governance, structuring and advisory
  • Project management and contracting arrangements
  • Capital-raising, equity capital market, private equity, joint ventures and commercial partnerships

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory

  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk assessment and advisory
  • Compliance Report (how to comply with ESG guidelines)
  • Advising on sustainable laws and regulations
  • Drafting of ESG commercial contracts

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

  • Drafting privacy processes, guidelines and policies
  • Advising on personal information and data security risks
  • Liaising with relevant regulators and law enforcement officials

Intellectual Property

  • Registration and renewal of trademarks, design and patents
  • Assisting with IP transfers such as assignments and licences, sale of IP rights, joint ownership of IP and licensing negotiations
  • Developing and implementing brand protection strategies
  • Litigation and enforcement of IP rights

International Arbitration

Our team is experienced in conducting arbitrations under major arbitral institutions and rules including LCIA, SIAC and the UNCITRAL Rules. Our partners also sit as arbitrators. We draw on our contacts and network of offices in the region to deal with the relevant issues, put forward the best strategies for the case and seek reliefs that are in the best interests of our clients.

Our work for international arbitration includes:

  • Reviewing documentation and instructions, drafting all documentation which may include Statement of Claim, Expert Reports (if required), Reply etc.
  • Dispute planning and strategy
  • Enforcement of international arbitral awards and foreign judgments

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advising and supporting on M&A deals and cross-border acquisitions
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Structure, strategy and implementation of takeovers
  • Joint ventures and amalgamations

Regulatory & Compliance

  • Regulatory risk for corporates
  • Data protection and privacy compliance
  • Risk advisory for financial services

Corporate Services

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Market Entry

  • Rendering advice on structuring options and choosing the right entity

Company Registration

  • Setting up an account
  • Reserving a company name
  • Consolidating all relevant information and filling out the online application
  • Maintenance of statutory books and registers for shareholders and directors
  • Drafting of company constitution
  • Liaison with the New Zealand Companies Office

Corporate Secretarial & Administration Services

  • Nominee shareholder services
  • Local company secretary and registered office address
  • Opening local or international corporate bank account
  • Filing annual returns
  • Preparing notices, minutes and resolutions for Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting
  • Managing changes to the company including change in name, capital, registered address, shareholders and directors

Human Resources & Payroll Administration

  • Providing employee payslips and processing salaries
  • Employee expense claims
  • Computation of net salary and social security contributions

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