A highly experienced team of experts
Our highly experienced team has worked on some of the country’s most significant dairying projects.

Our firm carried out legal work for the initial wave of large-scale dairy conversions of more than 60 farms throughout the South Island. Since then we’ve advised on a wide range of legal issues, involving a number of major corporate farming ventures.

We regularly advise on:
  • farm sale & purchase
  • farm purchase due diligence
  • finance agreements and securities
  • company and joint venture structuring
  • advice on sharemilking agreements
  • irrigation company arrangements
  • RMA compliance


Recent Projects

  • Working on a number of overseas investment office applications for the acquisition of sensitive land for kiwifruit orchards, apple orchards and dairy farms, along with exemption applications and variations to existing consents.



Crafar Decisions Result in Little Real Change

In the recent Court of Appeal decision, rejecting an attempt to stop the sale of the 'Crafar' farms to Shanghai Pengxin, it was held that the Ministers responsible for granting consent for overseas investments have considerable flexibility in determining what business experience and acumen is relevant to any particular investment.

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609

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