ABOUT THE NATIONAL CONTEXT FOR OPENING UP SHOP
New Zealand is an easy place to do business, with an open economy. English is an official language and it is spoken by almost the entire population. The population of New Zealand is ethnically diverse and New Zealanders consider themselves to be global citizens.
New Zealand has a robust legal system based on the British common law system, and it is consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world.
New Zealand supports free trade, and in 2008 it was the first developed country in the world to enter into a Free Trade Agreement with China. It has free trade agreements with Australia, a number of Asian countries and Chile.
SBM Legal is independently recognised as one of New Zealand’s most outstanding employment law firms. It is a specialist employment law firm located near the centre of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, which is also its economic and transport hub. SBM Legal represents multinational corporations, as well as some of New Zealand’s largest companies.
Our lawyers provide advisory services, as well as acting in some of New Zealand’s more significant employment law cases.