China Desk

Lane Neave’s China Services Team is a dedicated group of legal professionals who work hand-in-hand with our Chinese clients to advise on all aspects of living and doing business in New Zealand.

We’ll give you decisive, strategic advice on everything from day to day transactions to complex legal cases.  We understand what is needed to help our Chinese clients achieve success.

A bit about us

Established in the 1860s, Lane Neave is a leading full service law firm.

We are the only law firm with professionals operating out of New Zealand’s major commercial hubs – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Unlike most other firms in New Zealand who have China Desk, we do not just focus on business transactions and corporate work, but support our Chinese clients with their day to day business needs and individuals with their personal legal needs.  We’re a true full service partner to our Chinese clients.

We have a large number of multilingual staff, including lawyers fluent in Mandarin, making communication easy.   We also understand the cultural and legal differences between China and New Zealand.

How can we help?

We believe strongly in partnerships, frequently sharing our insights and information about local regulations and law.

Our one-stop service is focused on reducing complexity for individuals and businesses who work with us.

Lane Neave not only provides comprehensive advice and support for businesses activity and investments, our experienced team look after the legal needs of individuals.

The services we offer our Chinese clients include:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition Law and Intellectual Property
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchising
  • Private Clients (Lifelaw)
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Health and Safety
  • Immigration
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Overseas Investment
  • Resource Management
  • Technology
  • Wealth Management and Trusts

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and to see how we can help you.

Our team

Our China Desk team collaborate with experts across the country to provide co-ordinated expertise and support across all of our practice areas.

Don’t hesitate to contact one of the team if you want to find out more about our legal services.

Ashley Taggart Partner view profile
Mark Williams Partner view profile
Hygeia King Solicitor & Head of China Business view profile