Significant expertise in forestry products
Wynn Williams has been involved in a significant number of forestry projects, for both NZ-based entities and off-shore investors. Their geographical geographical spread includes Canterbury, the Nelson region, and Hawkes Bay.

Our team’s expertise spans the life of the forestry project – from structuring and financing the acquisition, through to liaising with forestry consultants on the ongoing silviculture and management of the investment.

We regularly advise on:
  • structuring & financing of forestry acquisitions
  • liaising with various industry consultants
  • Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) matters
  • Resource Management Act issues
  • involvement with forest audits

Our clients include:
  • private land-owners
  • syndicates
  • offshore investors


Recent Projects

  • Negotiating purchase of North Island forestry land for overseas investors.



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National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

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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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