Corporate & Commercial

[ Ture Pakihi/ Kaupapa Pakihi ]

Corporate & Commercial Law is a major part of Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen's practice.

Our clients include major corporates and institutions as well as a large number of private companies.

Areas of Advice

  • Corporate goverance and directors' duties (including conflict of interest issues, governance issue, board protocols and decision-making procedures)
  • Company constitution issues (includng the balance between shareholders' and directors' powers)
  • Shareholder concerns (including terms of issue of shares, shareholding rights and remedies, distributions to shareholders and satisfying the solvency test)
  • Shareholder relationship structures (including shareholder agreements, different classes of shares and special and constitutionally entrenched rights)
  • Wide range of commercial contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Business structuring - choice of business vehicle, establishing and modifying business structures, amalgamations and liquidations and other restructurings
  • Statutory compliance - specific and systematic
  • Protecting intellectual property (including trade mark and copyright protection)
  • Climate change and the Emissions Trading Scheme

Highlights of Our Work

  • Acting on the establishment of a Public Health Organisation, involving various sector groups
  • Preparing compliance systems for a bank and other major corporates
  • Advising on the restructuring (finance and ownership) of a start-up dairy company
  • Tenders and the resulting agreements for infrastructure construction
  • Acting for a public corporation listed on the Malaysia Stock Exchange on the purchase of a major engineering company in New Zealand
  • Acting on the sale of a major group of companies involved in the petro chemical sector both in New Zealand and Australia, to a consortium of overseas buyers
  • Advising on the structural aspects of a joint venture between two major health providers contracting with a DHB including preparation of purpose drafted JV Constitution and Shareholders Agreement
  • Advising a Treaty Settlement recipient on property/land bank matters relating to assets to be received as part of a settlement package
  • Acting for creditors in a major insolvency
  • Acting for a bank on the purchase of a substantial loan book from a financial institution
  • Acting for a bank on the restructuring of its ownership