Business & Commercial

Running a business, big or small, can be rewarding but also presents various challenges and risks. Morrison Kent’s business & commercial law specialists have the knowledge and experience to guide you through those challenges with confidence while minimising the risk. You can rely on fast turnaround times, excellent advice and proactive legal services.


Protecting your business interests

Your underlying business structure needs to be sound and your interests protected at all stages of a business transaction. We work to understand your business in order to tailor solutions that meet your specific needs. Our commercial lawyers have experience and knowledge spanning a range of industries and specialisations, we work closely with you to share that knowledge to your advantage.

You can rely on our fast turnaround times and be sure that we will provide you with a consistent key point of contact to enable a simplified decision making and communication process. We focus on solutions for your business and provide industry-specific advice that meets your long term strategies and value drivers.

Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the specialist areas shown here, our experts will listen to your needs, explain the law and legal processes in plain language and consider practical cost effective solutions to meet your business needs.

Banking & Finance

Corporate Governance

Business Structures

Commercial Contracts

Mergers & Aquisitions


Capital Markets, Private Equity and Venture Capital

Media & Entertainment

International Trade

Business & Commercial Team

Business News

A Handy Guide to Due Diligence in Business Purchases

7 February 2023 | Matthew Whimp

When buying a business (through the purchase of business assets rather than shares), it is important to conduct a thorough due diligence to ensure that the business is a sound investment. Due diligence is the process of investigating and evaluating a...

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Employee Share Schemes
7 March 2022 | Jason Kelly

Employee Share Schemes (ESS) are increasingly becoming popular strategies for business owners who are looking to, among other things, boost employee...

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Lockdown Rent Relief for all Commercial Tenants
29 September 2021 | Peter Barrett

The Government is changing the law to help commercial tenants affected by the Government’s response to Covid-19.

The Government will amend the Property...

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What Labour's Tax Changes Mean For Property Investors
31 May 2021 | Matthew Whimp

As the Labour government seeks to 'cool' the property market, property investors in New Zealand will see an increase in the amount of tax payable, with a...

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