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Connect what matters. Anticipate what’s next.

The legal issues that businesses face today are increasingly complex

In today’s fast-moving world, it’s more important than ever to have a legal partner who understands all aspects of your business. A legal partner to help you move ahead effectively and decisively, to see today’s challenges through a wider business lens and then uncover tomorrow’s opportunities. 

We work with you to understand your commercial objectives, and apply the diversity of thought, skills and experience that comes with our integrated service offering. We can help you navigate the changing and complex business world and chart a future-ready path to success.

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PwC Legal

How we're different

While technical excellence is at the core of what we do, the global breadth of our business and market insight differentiates us from traditional law firms, allowing us to deliver clients an integrated service. 

From predicting the impact of regulatory and economic shifts on your business to understanding how to future-proof your strategy, we connect your challenges with the right expertise in PwC Legal and across the PwC network. We give you one key point of accountability across your engagement with PwC, providing seamless services between different PwC advisers.

Why work with PwC Legal?

For each problem your business faces, we can bring together the right mix of lawyers, consultants, commercial advisers and accountants to help you build a solution in the most efficient way possible. PwC Legal works closely with PwC New Zealand and other PwC Network firms across the globe. Together with PwC New Zealand, you have access to the largest professional services network in New Zealand, providing you with an integrated service offering second to none. 

As part of a multidisciplinary global network, we deliver integrated legal solutions that span strategy, consulting, people and organisational design, deal and transaction services, tax, data analytics, forensics and accounting. We have expertise that extends across industries and sectors including agribusiness, asset management, capital markets, construction, education, energy, entertainment and media, healthcare, infrastructure, real estate, technology.

"We have legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas, and we're the part of the largest legal services network by geography, with over 3,700 lawyers in over 90 countries."

Explore our related practice areas

Corporate and Commercial

Key contacts: Tom Logan and Matt Keenan

Our Corporate and Commercial team bring a deep understanding of today’s legal issues, business opportunities and risks to deliver commercially focused strategic legal advice. We work closely with other market leading professionals at PwC, including experts from tax, valuations, deals, transaction services, private business and executive reward services to provide you with access to an end-to-end solution.

Our Corporate and Commercial services

Our Corporate and Commercial team works with major international corporations and financial institutions, family-owned enterprises, not-for-profit organisations, high-net-worth individuals and public and private companies. Some of our work includes:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • inbound investments and private equity
  • Overseas Investment Office approvals
  • joint venture arrangements
  • capital markets transactions
  • corporate restructures (domestic and international)
  • employee share schemes
  • commercial contracting
  • Board advisory, entity governance and compliance
  • general corporate and commercial advice
  • company secretarial services
  • outsourced legal counsel services.

Real Estate

Key contacts: Matt Keenan and Nicky Harrison

Our Real Estate team guides clients through the process of negotiating and preparing complex agreements that deliver against commercial objectives for property and real estate projects. We deliver efficient, strategic and innovative solutions to our clients, drawing on the broad spectrum of knowledge and skills available across the PwC network. We work closely with other market leading professionals at PwC, including experts from tax, real estate advisory, immigration, infrastructure, treasury, GST and accounting to provide you with access to an end-to-end solution.

Our Real Estate services

Our Real Estate clients include investors, developers, charities, central and local government, landlords, tenants, fund managers and institutions, with services covering the whole range of asset classes (including residential, retail, commercial and industrial). Some of our work includes:

  • structuring and investment
  • acquisitions and disposals
  • leasing
  • real estate due diligence
  • development agreements and arrangements
  • construction contracts
  • subdivision
  • funding.

Tax Advisory

Key contacts: Helen Johnson and Emma Richards

Our Tax Advisory team brings effective tax solutions that are strategic, commercially focused and integrated with your business. The Tax Advisory team works closely with other market leading professionals at PwC to provide you with an end-to-end solution. This includes experts from tax, mergers, acquisitions and valuations, deals, transaction service, private business, real estate, urbanisation and infrastructure, executive reward services, financial reporting, forensics and business restructuring.

Our Tax Advisory services

We work with New Zealand-based and multinational companies, family-owned enterprises, not-for-profit organisations, public authorities and high-net-worth individuals. Some of our work includes:

  • tax disputes
  • tax advisory services
  • tax rulings
  • business contracts.

Employment and Workplace Relations

Key contact: Tom Logan

Our Employment Law team provides pragmatic and highly commercial legal advice across the full spectrum of employment law and workplace safety issues, to help you harness and protect the most important asset in your business - your people. 

Our employment lawyers work closely with PwC’s Employment Advisory service; a multidisciplinary team focused on helping you realise and discover the potential of your people. Through an integrated people consulting and solutions service, we offer a wealth of experience advising some of New Zealand’s most prominent employers., Our lawyers are able to deliver specialist employment advice that is integrated with PwC’s other services. 

Our practice areas and clients

We work with local and multinational businesses, including listed and privately-owned enterprises, not-for-profit organisations, and public bodies across a broad range of industries and sectors. Our services cover the full spectrum of workplace legal issues. 

Privacy

Key contact: Polly Ralph

Our  privacy law team advises clients through the full spectrum of privacy issues. We deliver strategic and commercially-minded privacy solutions for our clients, to help them manage risk effectively, build privacy trust and unlock data opportunities.

We work closely with our market leading cyber and privacy team at PwC,  advising on cyber security, risk assurance and forensics to create better experiences for clients and provide you with an end-to-end solution.

Our Privacy Law services

We work with local and multinational businesses, including listed and privately-owned enterprises, not-for-profit organisations, and public bodies across a broad range of industries and sectors. Some of our work includes:

  • Privacy breach readiness, response and remediation

  • Data sharing and vendor contracts

  • Review of new technologies and systems  

  • Off-shoring of personal information

  • Drafting privacy policies, processes and guidelines

  • Privacy maturity assessments

  • Privacy impact assessments

  • Privacy strategy and operating model design

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