Wynn Williams provides commercially-astute, proactive legal solutions for any business issue or opportunity.

We have a team of commercial lawyers with experience across a wide range of business sectors and sizes. Our commercial clients include large national and multinational companies, as well as owner-operators.

We have a strong focus on export and international trade, primary industry, agribusiness, transport, construction, technology/biotechnology, and local government.

Our services cover all aspects of business structuring – including mergers, acquisitions and disposals; joint ventures, governance advice, shareholders rights, and insolvency. We also advise on the full spectrum of operational requirements - including banking and finance, securities law, international trade, insurance, and employment.

Our goal is simple - to work with you to find the best solution, and maximize your opportunities, whatever your situation.

To assist business owners and managers with the legalities of owning and managing a business, we have created a legal toolkit focused on the various stages of the life cycle.  Click the link to view our Business Life Cycle Toolkit.


Reported Decisions

  • Ruscoe v Canterbury Policy Holders [2012] 2 NZLR 438; (2011) 9 NZBLC 103,483
  • GP 96 Ltd v FM Custodians Ltd [2011] 12 NZCPR 489

Recent Projects

  • Negotiating and documenting international licensing arrangements for a listed agri-business.
  • Assisting a locally-based bedding retailer with their plans to expand nationwide.
  • Advising Body Corporates on various matters.
  • Advising on leasing issues for a New Zealand registered bank at its South Island sites.
  • Dealing with leasing issues for both landlords and tenants following the Christchurch earthquake events.
  • International trade contracts for the sale of goods, the provision of services and licensing and distribution arrangements.
  • Large claims by investors arising from the collapse of a South Island finance company involving the receivers and central government.
  • The acquisition and sale of numerous commercial buildings throughout New Zealand.
  • The leasing of large shopping centres.
  • Mortgagee sales and advising a significant Investment Fund on the wind up of its portfolio.
  • Significant property disposal for a large education provider, complying with property disposal requirements of the Education Act.
  • Group structuring for companies.
  • Acting for New Zealand Deer Farms Limited, Australasia's largest corporate deer farmer.
  • Acting for various local and offshore corporate entities and individuals on the acquisition, financing and disposal of multi-million dollar properties.
  • Advising on the successful merger of two significant Canterbury real estate businesses.
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