Doing Business in New Zealand Guide 2024

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    19 June 2024

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Unlocking new opportunities: A guide to investing and doing business in New Zealand.

Doing business in New Zealand offers numerous advantages for entrepreneurs and organisations seeking to expand. 

With its stable political environment, strategic location and access to global markets, robust legal system, transparent business regulations, and commitment to innovation, New Zealand provides a favourable and secure environment for those looking to invest and do business.

Whether it's establishing a new company, expanding operations, or accessing global trade networks, New Zealand presents exciting opportunities for business growth and success.

As a leading, full-service law firm, when you partner with MinterEllisonRuddWatts you will have access to internationally recognised, experienced legal and business advisers across a wide range of practice areas and industry sectors. We have experts in every aspect of foreign investment and trade, ensuring that you can get on with business while we take care of the legal details. 

We act for corporates, businesses, and individuals seeking to invest in or expand their operations in New Zealand. Our in-depth understanding of the Overseas Investment Act and strong working relationships with the Overseas Investment Office (and other regulators) benefits our clients investing in or entering the New Zealand market. 

Working together to provide a seamless service for international investors, we can help with:

  • Investment structures and financing
  • Overseas Investment Office applications
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment issues
  • Immigration requirements
  • Financial services and insurance regimes
  • Tax compliance
  • Intellectual Property strategy and protection
  • Environment and Resource Management requirements 
  • Real estate investments, including commercial, industrial, agricultural and forestry
  •  Considerations for engaging with local iwi and other stakeholders

Our Doing Business in New Zealand Guide is a helpful summary of New Zealand’s business framework, and provides an overview on establishing a business here, while answering some preliminary questions asked by those unfamiliar with the country's business legislation and regulations.

If you are thinking about doing business in New Zealand, talk to one of our experts.

Read the guide

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