Our areas of expertise
Board and strategic advice
Our clients rely on our expertise to support their business operations. We work closely with them on all aspects of commercial contracting and business advice, from sounding out concepts through to detailed commercial drafting.
Corporate and business structures
We advise on the formation and governance of different business and charitable structures including companies, limited partnerships, traditional partnerships, incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures, incorporated societies, private trusts and charitable trusts.
Employment, health and safety
Equity capital markets and securities
As expert advisers in equity capital markets and securities law, our team regularly advises on significant equity capital market transactions, from early-stage capital raisings for start-up businesses to IPOs and NZX Main Board listings.
Intellectual property may not show up on the balance sheet, but it is fundamental to a successful business. We recognise that intellectual property may be our clients' most valuable asset and requires protection in a world where its infringement may be the click of a button away.
Internet and digital
Internet or digitally enabled businesses are inspired by the challenge of predicting and riding continuous waves of rapid change. So are we.
Pouring new internet and digital wine into old legal bottles (to adapt John Perry Barlow) is a passion for our specialised team. Internet and digital law is a focus because it allows us to work with entrepreneurs and fast-moving clients who are as passionate as we are about what they are doing. We love seeing and assisting great new ideas and business models take shape and become commercially successful.
Marine, aviation, transport and logistics
Our highly specialised and recognised team of experts have decades of experience supporting our clients to navigate the complexities of shipping and transport law. We assist on both contentious and non-contentious issues.
Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers
Our team has significant M&A experience, including advising on private company M&A, private equity transactions, public company takeovers (partial and full, friendly and hostile), contested bids, “distressed M&A” and general business restructuring.
Privacy and cybersecurity
Control of personal and business information is a fundamental need that spans creation, collection, dissemination, use and abuse, protection and monetisation of data. We develop strategies and address issues to assist our clients in dealing with this, using old and new laws.
We understand that the internet was designed as a giant copying machine, and can advise our individual and business clients that connect to it on how to protect their information and data. We also have specialised expertise to support our clients when faced with trying to recover or remediate a situation where their information, data or online presence has been lost, stolen, or abused.
Private client and trusts
Corporate and commercial clients deserve to have their personal and family matters treated with the same level of legal care and expertise as their businesses. We work with business people and their families to structure wealth protection and intergenerational succession plans, which are integrated with their corporate and commercial business structures.
We act on both residential and commercial property transactions including commercial leasing. We recognise that property transactions are often complex, with strict deadlines, and can involve significant sums of money. Our property team are experts with strong attention to detail and a collaborative approach to working with clients and other advisors.
Regulatory and investigations
New Zealand businesses have a wide variety of regulatory compliance burdens. We have extensive experience in advising listed and unlisted companies on managing their regulatory compliance in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner. We support our clients by finding solutions tailored to each client's business’ regulatory framework to minimise the impact on them successfully running their business.
Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency is a technical area of the law with significant importance in the current economic environment. The dedicated Lowndes Jordan Restructuring and Insolvency team has extensive expertise in all areas of insolvency law including experience advising:
Technology, media and telecommunications
We are experts in the law and regulation that applies at all levels of the technology and information stack. That includes telecommunications infrastructure and ISPs, SaaS and new internet enabled technologies like blockchain, or the deep tech, media and content people and industries that thrive in an increasingly digital space.