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Commercial & Business Services

​We have a vast range of corporate, commercial and business expertise. We have a clear understanding of New Zealand’s business landscape and will tailor an effective solution to your needs.

​We understand the ins and outs of NZ commercial law.

If you're looking for a commercial business lawyer in NZ who really understands commercial business, look no further than ASCO Legal.

ASCO Legal has a team of professional commercial lawyers with an array of corporate, commercial and business expertise. As commercial lawyers in Auckland we will be able help you navigate the applicable regulatory framework. Our aim is to offer expedient legal services, in an understandable and efficient manner to help get the deal done. 
We have a keen interest and eye and can assist you to understand what is possible and get great terms that will work for you and your business.

Our experience and expertise includes:

  • Business and company purchases - sales and mergers (see our Business sale & Purchase page)
  • Company formation & restructuring including adoption of constitutions, drafting resolutions, advising on corporate compliance, preparation of company registers, sale of shares, amalgamations, look-through companies, liquidations
  • Joint venture, shareholders' agreements and special partnerships
  • Establishing and expanding business operations to New Zealand
  • Franchising (see our Franchising page)
  • Commercial Property - Sale, purchase, financing, developing and leasing (see our Conveyancing & Property page);
  • Employment - Including personnel agreements and policies, structuring, restraints, advice, employee share schemes including share option schemes, and disputes, assisting with NZ sick leave entitlements;
  • Company and asset protection structures to help protect your investments;
  • Consumer protection compliance including the NZ Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 obligations and entitlements
  • Advising on corporate and regulatory compliance in various sectors including general corporate advice, AML/CFT compliance, FSP and other commercial offerings
  • Advising directors and boards in respect of their legal obligations, duties and risks
  • Drafting and reviewing of commercial documentation and agreements including; distribution, manufacturing and supply agreements, customer/credit application forms and terms of trade
  • Drafting & reviewing financing and security documentation
  • Intellectual property protection - including brand names, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets;
  • Other corporations and structures including partnerships, associations, charitable incorporated societies, and trust establishment and administration (see our Asset Protection & Estate Planning page)
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