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Commercial Arrangements

Our commercial specialists provide timely and pragmatic advice to suppliers and customers on a broad range of commercial arrangements across all business and industry sectors.

Our experience includes:

  • Strategic partnerships, including joint ventures, limited partnerships and PPPs
  • Supply and distribution arrangements, licensing, logistics and warehousing, and facilities management
  • Manufacturing, outsourcing, maintenance, and support arrangements
  • Franchising.

Examples of our work

  • Auckland Council - advising on a range of significant commercial contracts, including its partnership with NZ Super Fund, to accelerate and improve the regeneration of town centres in Tāmaki Makaurau, and its Waste Collection Services Agreement
  • Scania - advising Scania NZ on, and implementing, revised business model for sale and distribution of various industrial machinery and vehicle wholesale and services assets in New Zealand
  • Texas Instruments - advising on and creating appropriate New Zealand structures for new international distribution model for Texas Instruments
  • Inland Revenue - providing legal support in relation to its business transformation programme, including the procurement process for primary programme support
  • Transmission Gully State Highway Project - New Zealand legal adviser to Wellington Gateway Partnership, the successful consortium on this PPP project
  • Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) - innovative collaboration arrangements to give LIC exposure to new technology and new markets
  • Health Benefits - various contracts (principally with IBM) relating to the National Infrastructure Platform programme which is intended to move New Zealand's district health boards infrastructure on to one national platform
  • Roll out of Ultra-Fast Broadband - advising various local fibre companies (Enable Networks, UltraFast Fibre and Northpower Fibre) onall aspects of the roll-out in New Zealand of ultra-fast broadband
  • Ministry of Economic Development (MBIE) - structure of Crown Fibre Holdings and Invitation to Participate for the government's $1.5 billion Ultra-Fast Broadband Project
  • Agria Corporation (a NYSE listed Chinese agriculture business) - strategic co-operation agreement for Agria and PGG Wrightson to work together to share know-how and intellectual property globally, as part of Agria's $120 million investment
  • Haier Group Corporation - commercial arrangements with Fisher & Paykel Appliances (FPA) for the sale, distribution and maintenance of FPA products in China and for FPA to sell, distribute and maintain Haier products in New Zealand and Australia
  • Tennis Auckland - redevelopment of ASB Tennis Centre
  • Eden Park - 2011 Rugby World Cup development
  • Rugby World Cup hosting arrangements - advising combined group of Auckland local authorities in relation to supply of training facilities in relation to the 2011 Rugby World Cup
  • BP Oil New Zealand - "Fuel Dockets" scheme with Foodstuffs and Pak'n Save Fuels arrangements