Business and Commercial

We pride ourselves on providing business owners with cost effective and expert advice.  We can assist you in all areas of business and commercial law including:

  • Buying and selling a business including assistance with due diligence investigations
  • Restructuring advice (mergers and amalgamations)
  • Joint venture and shareholders agreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Protecting your intellectual property
  • Business structure advice and deciding on the right vehicle for your business requirements
  • Advice on partnerships and limited partnerships and public private partnership
  • Compliance with consumer law requirements including the Fair Trading Act 1986, the Sale of Goods Act 1908, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and the  Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003
  • Vetting promotional materials for compliance with consumer law and advertising standards
  • Advice on compliance withe the Commerce Act 1993 and compliance programmes
  • Drafting terms of trade for your business
  • Advice on the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 including ensuring you retain ownership in goods you sell until they are paid for
  • Compliance with the Privacy Act 1993 and anti-spam legislation (Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007)
  • Franchising and Licensing


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Your Key Contacts

Chris Paterson
Chris Paterson
Bruce Costain
Bruce Costain

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Auckland  +64 9 379 9350
Wellington   +64 4 499 9824

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Why Brookfields Lawyers?

  • 160 years of Excellence
  • Friendly & Approachable
  • Experienced & Trusted

Brookfields Lawyers' legal and support personnel pride themselves on the quality of our services and the friendly, welcoming way in which we deal with our clients. All staff take responsibility for our quality and standards.