Commercial Law

Our clients' business success is our business. Many successful organisations throughout New Zealand, Australia and further afield consider the Cairns Slane commercial law practitioners to be an integral part of their team.

Specific Areas Of Expertise

  • Commercial agreements
  • Business and company sales and purchases
  • Commercial property and leasing
  • Franchises
  • Business and asset structures
  • Shareholder and joint venture agreements and disputes
  • Banking and Business finance
  • Limited partnership agreements
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Properties Securities Act
  • Fair Trading Act
  • Intellectual Property and trade marks
  • Consumer Guarantees Act
  • Insolvency
  • Mortgagee sales
  • Corporate governance (director and shareholder issues)
  • Succession planning


With our depth of knowledge and experience, and a passion for seeing our clients succeed, we assist with a wide range of issues for businesses large and small, but always with the same exacting standards. Our expertise, professionalism and local knowledge are also highly valued by international companies operating in New Zealand.

We aim to execute every assignment with the utmost professionalism and efficiency, and to resolve every case to our clients' best possible advantage. By investing time in getting to know our clients and their aspirations, their business and their business culture, we can give the right advice in every situation, always with a view to the future.

We want what is best for you and your business, so we think widely and proactively, looking beyond the immediate issue to any other potential areas of risk.

The commercial law team has an invaluable breadth and depth of knowledge and experience. No legal situation exists in isolation, and with the easy communication within the firm we can ensure that our advice addresses each situation fully.

We pride ourselves on being commercial pragmatists. We work to fully understand what our client wants and the reality of the law in each particular situation, and then working with these two elements to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.

Because we focus on professionalism and a long-term approach, we are proactive.