Ten Tips: doing business in New Zealand

Despite being small and physically remote, NZ is a sophisticated country engaged with the rest of the world, and party to a large number of free trade agreements. NZ topped the 2016 World Bank Doing Business report (ranking 189 economies) for ease of starting a business, protecting minority investors, getting credit and registering property. NZ was listed first in Forbes’ 2016 Best Countries for Business for monetary freedom, investor protection and (lack of) red tape, and second overall. New Zealand is ranked fourth on Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perceptions Index.


IFLR1000 2016 directory achievements

We are pleased to announce that this year our M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency practice areas were once again ranked by the IFLR1000 directory. A particular congratulations goes to Mike Whale and Michael Anderson who were recognized as ‘Leading Lawyers’ in the Restructuring and Insolvency practice area.


Lowndes’ expertise recognized in Legal 500 2016

Lowndes is delighted to once again be acknowledged by the Legal500 in 2016. We are very pleased that many of our Practice Areas received recognition including a Band 3 for Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency. We were also ‘Recommended’ for our Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property and Real Estate and Construction Practice Areas.