Queen City Law know what its like to invest in New Zealand. Singapore has replaced Japan as the fourth-largest foreign investor in New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand figures show total foreign direct investment from Southeast Asia hit $4.4 billion in the year to the end of March, up from $2.8b a year before. Australia remains the top investor in New Zealand with stocks valued at $63.3b, which was almost two-thirds of all foreign direct investment. Check out this stuff article for more facts on foreign investment in NZ.

Investing is about putting money into an asset with an expectation of gain. Your time frame and your risk tolerance must be taken into mind before committing to any investment and when you are investing in a foreign country you need people on the ground who know the regulations and the investment climate. At Queen City Law we have a team of multilingual, business savvy lawyers who can represent your interests in New Zealand and provide reliable and astute advice in a timely transparent manner. Get in touch with John, Jan, Bradley, Tina, or Tom.


Queen City Law has been advising private overseas investors on legal aspects of making sound investment decisions in New Zealand for more than two decades. In the property sector the firm has acted on several hundred million dollars of loan advances and also enjoys an excellent working relationship with all of the trading banks and some second tier funders. From time to time we also represent private funders with their security and funding requirements. The firm also enjoys good relationships with a couple of the larger foreign exchange companies operating in New Zealand. We have seen mighty growth in Aucklands’ central business district and surrounding suburban areas. We have witnessed the 2008 global liquidity crisis and the effect that had on large scale development and construction, through it all we have always offered the highest level of personal care to all our clients. A basic form of investing is earning interest on a deposit at a bank. A more complex investment may be to purchase a diversified selection of local and overseas shares. Maybe you are thinking about opening a business in New Zealand or purchasing an existing one. New Zealand scores very well on many quality of living polls and recently Auckland retains its position as the highest-ranking city for quality of living in the region. Sydney follows at 10, Wellington at 13, Melbourne at 17 and Perth at 21. Singapore remains the highest-ranking Asian city at 25 followed by Tokyo. Remember as always, not all investments are equal: values will vary and may go up or down depending on the current return and perceived risk relative to other investments. We also enjoy excellent relationships with a number of smart and reliable Chartered Accountant practices and are able to provide a trusted partner solution to clients.


With our expertise we can add value to help you develop appropriate investment strategy for New Zealand,  taking into account your risk tolerance and your immigration status. Investing is a personalised discipline – it is not one size fits all.  Before making any decisions we work with you to determine your goals and circumstances. To read more about our property development services click here. To read more about our banking and finance services click here. To read more about our Asset protection and estate planning click here. To contact the business and investment team at Queen City Law click here.