Catherine O'Connell Law | Specialist Legal Services for Business Trading Between Japan and New Zealand
 
 

Specialist Legal Services for Businesses Trading between Japan and New Zealand

 
 

New Zealand is renowned as being a great testing ground in which to experiment with overseas business expansion, for both new and maturing businesses. It is also top-ranked in terms of ease of doing business. Conversely, many have said that if you can sell a product to a Japanese consumer, you can sell it anywhere.

Whether you are thinking of expanding your Japanese-based business overseas, or you are a New Zealand-based business wanting to expand into the challenging but exciting market of Japan, Catherine O’Connell Law is here to help. Our founder is a bi-lingual (English and Japanese) New Zealander with three decades of experience engaging with Japan. She is especially dedicated and passionate about helping you if you are seeking New Zealand law advice to engage in inbound or outbound commercial transactions and trade between New Zealand and Japan.

 

Expertise and Services for New Zealand-Based Businesses

Services include ad-hoc, ongoing or project-based advisory and retainer arrangements; full- or part-time, in-person, or virtual secondments; and workshops/training for your team

Expertise in general corporate and commercial law, as well as compliance and regulatory

Examples of expertise and services include:

Providing general market intelligence to build your knowledge about the legal, business and cultural landscape of Japan

Introducing trusted Japan legal/other specialists where needed to deepen and broaden your connections in Japan and support your plans (e.g. company registration documentation, tax advice, accountancy and intellectual property – IP specialists)

Collaborating with your New Zealand-based advisors to form a cohesive team to advise you

Addressing your legal challenges in Japan by preparing, negotiating and drafting business agreements with your suppliers, service providers, customers, employees, contractors, distributors, and local joint venture business partners

Lessening the reputational risks related to remote governance of your Japan operations by obtaining our guidance on best practice compliance for your business

Leveraging the benefits of signed and ratified Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific region for your international trade with Japan

Expertise and Services for Japan-Based Businesses

Services include ad-hoc, ongoing, or project-based advisory and retainer arrangements; full- or part-time, in-person, or virtual secondments; and workshops/training for your team

Expertise in general corporate and commercial law, as well as compliance and regulatory

Examples of expertise and services include:

Providing general market intelligence to build your knowledge about the legal, business and cultural landscape of New Zealand

Reviewing agreements from New Zealand business/joint venture counterparts which are governed by New Zealand law, and advising you as to the risks and where you can leverage your strengths to negotiate better terms of business

Enhancing your cross-cultural communications with bi-lingual (Japanese and English) language support and tactical support to help with your communications and negotiations with your New Zealand business counterparts - face to face, over email or via Skype

Introducing trusted New Zealand-based legal/other specialists where needed to deepen and broaden your connections in New Zealand and support your plans (e.g., New Zealand company registration documentation, tax advice, accountancy, intellectual property, employment law and IP specialists.

Collaborating with your internal legal team and Japan-based advisors to form a cohesive team to advise you

Addressing your legal challenges in New Zealand by preparing, negotiating and drafting business agreements with your suppliers, service providers, customers, employees, contractors, distributors, and local joint venture business partners