Overseas investment

Bell Gully is New Zealand’s leading law firm for advice on overseas investment.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our team has oversea​s investment expertise across a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, commercial property, energy, forestry, retail, tourism and the wine industry.

We provide a fully integrated service for international investors in New Zealand, and can advise at every stage of a proposed investment. ​Our experts can assist in obtaining consent under the Overseas Investment Act, investment structures, equity and debt financing, employment, tax, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi​ considerations, resource management issues and immigration requirements.

Work highlights

Ampol’s acquisition of Z Energy
Advised Ampol, Australia’s ASX-listed leader in transport fuels, on its NZ$2 billion acquisition, including the OIO aspects, of New Zealand fuel distributor, NZX and ASX-listed Z Energy by way of scheme of arrangement.

FountainVest Partners acquisition of Ziwi
Together with international counsel Kirkland & Ellis, advised FountainVest Partners, a leading private equity firm in China, on the acquisition of Ziwi, a New Zealand pet food exporter and the global leader of air-dried pet nutrition.