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Commercial Law.

Our Commercial Law team provides specialist legal advice to companies and business owners.

We understand how New Zealand business works. We advise companies and businesses across a wide range of industries, on all aspects of business and commercial law. Our focus is providing custom-fit, workable solutions that are practical and goal oriented.

Below we've shared an example of our expertise in the Construction and Medical sectors.

Commercial Law

Our expertise includes.

  • Business Finance and Lending
  • Business Structuring and Advice
  • Business Sales and Purchases
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Property Sale and Purchases
  • Commercial Property Leasing
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law


Construction Law.

The construction industry in New Zealand has both unique challenges and opportunities.

A key aspect to consider in relation to construction companies is the protection of directors and shareholders against potential liability. This may involve the use of family trusts, appropriate use of indemnities, and company structures best designed for asset protection.

We also advise on:

  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Sale and purchase of shares in construction companies
  • Financing
  • Directors’ duties and obligations
  • Construction contracts
  • Subcontractor agreements
  • Asset lease agreements
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Performance bonds
  • Personal Property Securities Act

The commercial law team at Davenports are experienced at providing advice to shareholders and directors of construction companies in order to maximise their opportunities and protect their assets.


Medical Companies and Partnerships.

The medical industry has its own unique considerations. Current compliance and contract requirements must be taken into account when completing transactions and entering into arrangements between practitioners. We act for a number of medical centres on their commercial law matters.

We advise on:

  • Practice management agreements
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Sale and purchase of shares and medical centre partnership interests
  • Medical practice acquisitions
  • Cost-sharing arrangements between practitioners
  • Financing
  • Property leasing
  • Employment issues
  • Privacy
  • Commercial contracts


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