Welcome to Flacks & Wong.
Your corporate law experts.

A snapshot of what we do

We advise listed and private companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups on buying, selling and investing in businesses, raising capital in the public and private markets and on their important commercial transactions.

We provide strategic, governance and compliance advice to boards of directors, senior executives and corporates.

We advise on general corporate and commercial matters.

We are a specialist corporate law firm based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Our directors, David Flacks and Daniel Wong, together have more than 50 years’ top‑tier domestic and international experience across all areas of corporate and commercial law including:

  • Buying, selling and investing in businesses, including Takeovers Code transactions
  • Capital raisings, including equity crowdfunding, IPOs and start-up funding
  • Strategic, governance and compliance advice
  • Resolving board, and shareholder, disputes and ownership issues
  • Joint ventures, shareholders’ arrangements and other commercial transactions
  • General corporate and commercial law advice

Although we specialise in corporate law, we can access other areas of expertise as required. We take responsibility for project managing those other experts so that you have a single point of contact

As well as our corporate law expertise:

  • We are highly respected for our long-standing track record in completing corporate, and capital markets, transactions
  • We believe in "getting things done" with a minimum of fuss to deliver commercial outcomes for our clients
  • We have a reputation for providing clear, and concise, solutions-focused advice
  • We have a deep understanding of, and relationships with, New Zealand financial market regulators and industry participants
  • We offer access to senior, experienced lawyers at cost-effective rates

Our expertise is independently recognised and validated:

  • Finalist for "Boutique Law Firm of the Year", "Deal Team of the Year (<100 Lawyers)" and "Mid-Market Deal of the Year" at the upcoming New Zealand Law Awards 2017
  • “Leading firm” in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017  for “Corporate and M&A”
  • David Flacks and Daniel Wong are “Recommended lawyers” in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017  for “Corporate and M&A”
  • David Flacks is a “Leading individual” in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017  for “Corporate/Commercial”
  • Winner of “Mid-Market Deal of the Year” at the New Zealand Law Awards 2016 for advising Coretex on its acquisition (by way of merger) of Imarda and International Telematics, and the subsequent subscription by Milford of equity into Coretex
  • 2017 - Boutique
  • 2017 - Deal Team
  • 2017 - Mid market
  • 2017 - AP leading firm
  • 2016 - AP Leading Firm
  • 2016 - Mid Market

The directors of Flacks & Wong have recently advised:

  • Serko on its partnership with Air New Zealand
  • Zeffer Cider on its equity crowdfunding campaign through Snowball Effect
  • APM Workcare on its (and New Zealand's first) offer of social bonds
  • The vendors on the sale of Compac Sorting Equipment to Tomra Systems
  • Coretex on its acquisition (by way of merger) of Imarda and International Telematics, and the subsquent subscription by Milford of equity into Coretex
  • Orion Health on its IPO in New Zealand and Australia and its listing on the NZX Main Board and the ASX
  • The Better Bar Group of companies on the sale of their business to Veritas Investments
  • The principal vendors on the sale of Interpac Packaging to Huhtamaki
  • The principal vendors on the sale of Interpac Packaging to Huhtamaki
  • Serko on its IPO in New Zealand and Australia and its listing on the NZX Main Board
  • Rex Bionics on its reverse listing on the AIM market
  • Bauer Media Group on its acquisition of certain magazine titles from NZME.
  • AIM-listed Endace on its public takeover offer by Emulex Corporation
  • Bauer Media Group on its New Zealand corporate reorganisation
  • Vodafone Group on its acquisition of TelstraClear
  • The Joint Lead Managers on the offer of units in the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund
  • AMI Insurance on its structural separation and sale to IAG

Contact us

Feel free to give one of us a call and let’s chat over a coffee. We don’t charge for an initial discussion and we’ll be upfront on what we think the issues are and whether we can assist.

Contact details for our lawyers appear on the ‘Meet the team’ section above. Alternatively, please contact us by completing this form.

Level 5, Shortland Chambers Building
70 Shortland Street
PO Box 591
Auckland 1140
New Zealand

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