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Morrison Mallett acts for a wide variety of clients, ranging from successful start-ups to some of New Zealand’s leading corporate entities. We act on large merger and acquisition transactions and have numerous offshore clients (including private equity funds) which hold investments in New Zealand. Our firm has particular expertise in the primary, aviation and renewable-energy sectors and we advise on all aspects of corporate, commercial and securities law.

Corporate Advisory

Company and Commercial

Morrison Mallett provides advice and undertakes transactional work in respect of all aspects of company and commercial law, including the areas of competition, intellectual property, technology, electronic commerce and general contract law.

We also provide advice to corporates and other business structures on corporate governance, and commercial and regulatory compliance.


Business Structures
and Joint Ventures

Our partners provide strategic and structuring advice in relation to a wide range of business structures including corporates, cooperatives, partnerships and trusts.

We have particular expertise in structuring joint ventures to ensure a workable framework for the conduct of business by joint venture parties.


Intellectual Property

We advise on confidentiality arrangements, intellectual property rights, licensing and related protections.


Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Our firm is experienced in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. We will also conduct commercial litigation, calling on appropriate expertise and specialist litigators as required.

 

Mergers/Acquisitions

Transactional Advice and Support

Our firm acts on all aspects associated with mergers and acquisitions (including with respect to pre-transactional strategic advice). We provide strategic, technical and project-management services in relation to the structuring, tendering, negotiation and documentation processes, including the conduct of due diligence, regulatory compliance and acquisition financing. We also advise on Overseas Investment Office approvals (relevant to overseas persons seeking to invest in New Zealand), Commerce Act compliance and applications for Commerce Act clearances and authorisations.

 

Securities/Finance

Securities

We advise on capital structures and related securities law, including initial public offerings, wholesale and public equity, debt and hybrid securities offerings. We also advise on a wide range of capital offerings including equities, unit trusts, property and agri-joint ventures, limited partnerships, structured finance transactions and securitisations.


Financial Services

We advise on corporate and commercial banking transactions, project, property and business financing, mortgage arrangements and other debt securities, loan structures and associated documentation.

 

Commercial Property

Acquisitions, Leasing, Development
and Construction

We advise on all matters affecting commercial property ownership, acquisitions and dispositions, including ownership structures, development and lease agreements, sale-and-purchase arrangements, property financing and construction.

 

Industry Expertise

Company and Commercial

Morrison Mallett is well placed to provide advice to a broad range of commercial and industry entities in the private sector.


Government

Our partners are experienced in advising industry bodies and other Government and local body organisations and have a strong appreciation of the structural and regulatory constraints on the sector.

We are well positioned to assist private sector clients across a range of industries in their interactions with Government.


Primary Industry

Morrison Mallett lawyers have extensive experience and expertise in the primary industry across all sectors including dairy, meat, pastoral, viticulture, agriculture, fishing and forestry.

We advise industry participants on all aspects of the law affecting primary industry and its capital structures (including cooperative structures), financing, joint ventures, and industry regulation and reform.