Advised on many major transactions in the dairy industry, including:
New Zealand Dairy Foods on the NZ$1.17 billion asset swap with Fonterra,
Goodman Fielder on the purchase of dairy assets and on their milk supply agreement with Fonterra,
Mitsui on its investment in Christchurch milk processing business Synlait,
VinaMilk on its investment in majority Māori-owned and controlled dairy processing company Miraka,
Global Dairy Network, a supplier of dairy products produced by non-Fonterra dairy manufacturers in New Zealand, and
on the original acquisition of New Zealand Dairy Foods from the Dairy Board.
Advising on all legal aspects including the infrastructure development, compliance with the Fisheries Act and on the application of the quota provisions in the Overseas Investment Act.
Acting for Aotearoa Fisheries, the largest Māori-owned fisheries company in New Zealand, on the company's major commercial transactions. Other transactional work has included advising Ngāi Tahu Seafoods on its acquisition of Cook Strait Seafoods and 50% purchase of fishing fleet Pacific Trawling and integration of those acquired businesses.
We remain at the forefront of commercial forestry in New Zealand. Click here to see our forestry experience.
Advising on potential transactions to streamline the meat processing industry (including advising on trade and quota access issues associated with meat industry rationalisation) and advising a major New Zealand meat processing company on the implications of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. We previously advised the Meat Board on commodity levies.
Advising the industry since acting on the disestablishment and transfer of the New Zealand Wool Board's assets to new commercial entities in 2002.
Advised Cavalier Wool Holdings on its successful formal authorisation application to acquire wool scouring and wool grease assets, and successfully defended a subsequent appeal against the authorisation.
Wine, viticulture, horticulture
Advises to many New Zealand winemakers and grape growers, as well as their representative body New Zealand Winegrowers. Please click here to see our wine experience.
In Horticulture, we acted for BayWa on its takeover offer for Turners & Growers valued at NZ$216 million.
We also acted for Golden Wing Mau Agricultural Produce Corporation, a Chinese fruit producer and exporter, on its NZ$72 million acquisition of an aggregate 19.99 per cent shareholding in T&G Global Limited from Bartel Holdings Limited and Tiger Ventures NZ Limited. T&G is still controlled by BayWa, which owns over 70 per cent of the company.