Your legal gumboots on the ground

De Novo Legal works with Trans-Tasman businesses looking to establish a New Zealand beachhead or manage their existing New Zealand operations.

New Zealand legal expertise
Having worked with businesses on both sides of the ditch, we understand the key features of New Zealand law that can often be overlooked by Australian practitioners, particularly when it comes to managing NZ-based employees. We work with Australian-based clients providing day to day advice on their New Zealand employment and commercial matters.

Helping establish your New Zealand beachhead
We work with tax advisers and other professionals to support Australian companies looking to expand into New Zealand. As your experts on the ground, we offer quality advice and support as you transition your business into New Zealand.

Tailoring documentation and practices
We review and tailor Australian documentation and practices for New Zealand compliance. Whether it's an employment agreement or company policy, we can advise on local compliance and best practice.

Well connected across both New Zealand and Australia
Having worked with businesses on both sides of the Tasman, we have great networks in both New Zealand and Australia, so if we can't assist, we're happy to provide referrals as needed.

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“With De Novo, we appreciate being able to pick up the phone from Sydney and get direct access to practical, expert advice for our NZ business”.

Clint Dal Santo, General Counsel - Hays Specialist Recruitment (Sydney)

“Happy to recommend Emily and De Novo Legal to any business looking for reliable, efficient and practical legal solutions for their NZ operations”.

Claire Limbach, HR Business Partner (Sydney)

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