MinterEllisonRuddWatts is one of the few New Zealand law firms to have a dedicated Forestry team.

We have been involved in many of the major forestry transactions in New Zealand over many years, acting for both buyers and sellers of forests and forestry interests.

Our team includes specialists who work together to find commercial and cost effective solutions for you and your business. Our industry experience and our network of contacts ensure our clients stay at the forefront of the market.

In forestry transactions, we draw together specialists from our property, environment, corporate, funds management, finance and tax groups to provide comprehensive and integrated advice. We also have extensive knowledge of the procedures and application of the Overseas Investment regime to the purchase and sale of both land and forestry assets in New Zealand.

Our Forestry team can assist with all aspects of a transaction, including due diligence (both vendor and purchaser) and commercial risk identification, drafting and negotiating sale and purchase documentation, Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approvals, corporate structuring, liaising with financiers and advisors, specialist drafting of agreement conditions, warranties and indemnities, ETS/carbon units advice, forestry access rights and logistics (rail/port), supply contracts/Foresty Management Agreements, working with Maori interests, harvesting issues, forestry consenting processes, trade practices advice and tax and structuring.

"The well-equipped team has strength and depth" Chambers Asia Pacific

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