Investing in New Zealand

New Zealand has traditionally been seen as a safe haven for investors due to our stable government, progressive society and lifestyle opportunities. Recent global events have only cemented this view.

Our overseas investment lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the complex legal and technical issues that arise when advising high net-worth individuals and their specific business interests.

We have the experience to assist investor migrants with the New Zealand Active Investor Plus visa category and guide you through the complexities of the consent process and any ancillary issues that arise. This includes where an overseas individual or entity wishes to purchase "sensitive" land (such as a farm) or invest in a business in New Zealand that requires the consent of the Overseas Investment Office (OIO).

Having dealt with many successful applications over the years we have the practical know-how to ensure our clients receive sound, effective advice.

Notable experience:

  • Successfully representing various overseas entities to purchase multi-million dollar agricultural landholdings in New Zealand and navigating the requisite criteria.

  • Obtaining permanent residence visas for investors from the UK, Germany and Switzerland.