Business & Commercial Law

Running a business can be a juggling act. Commercial and legal matters can arise which divert your valuable time and energy away from what you do best. Let us take care of your business and commercial law matters so you can focus on your business needs.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of legal assistance in the field of business and commercial law including:

  • Business sales
  • Business purchases and the associated due diligence investigations
  • Advice on business structures
  • Leases
  • Shareholders agreements and company constitutions
  • Employment and contractor agreements
  • Personal grievance advocacy
  • Franchises
  • Joint venture and partnership agreements
  • Incorporated societies, charitable trusts and other organisations

We can also give advice and assistance regarding the operational aspects of your business, including:

  • Legislation compliance with, for example, the Companies Act, Consumer Guarantees Act, Fair Trading Act, Resource Management Act, Building Act and Construction Contracts Act
  • Income tax and GST issues, insurance and general business risks
  • Establishing terms of trade and company policies 
  • Trademark, copyright and intellectual property issues
  • Contracts for the supply or acquisition of goods or services 
  • Debt collection and alternative dispute resolution processes
  • Employment law advice on health and safety issues, redundancy and restructuring, and workplace policies and guidelines
  • Workplace issues
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We were returning expats, and as such this transaction required additional supporting evidence to meet the requirements of New Zealand's anti-money laundering legislation. Caen not only professionally assisted us to navigate our way through the legal requirements, but did so in a manner that was approachable, friendly and very patient. Based on our experience, we have no hesitation in recommending Caen Chapman-Taylor's professional services.
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