Chris Taylor
Director - Business Team Leader | Whangarei

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Email Phone: 09 470 2456

Chris leads WRMK's business team, and has over 14 years' experience in business and commercial property legal matters.

Chris handles business and commercial property legal matters, including the sale and purchase of businesses and shares, shareholders’ agreements, general contract negotiation and drafting, finance, joint ventures, limited partnerships, commercial property (sale, purchase and leasing), construction and other general business law.

Chris balances his time in the office by enjoying spending time with his family and training for running events around New Zealand (with a few mandatory cold ones to follow to aid in recovery).

Qualifications: LLB, BMS (Hons), University of Waikato
Admitted: 2005

  • Prepared and helped clients’ negotiate a number of shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements and limited partnership agreement
  • Acted on the sale and purchase of shares in companies and on the sale and purchase of large and small businesses in various industries
  • Advised companies and directors on governance requirements and compliance requirements where looking to raise capital
  • Acted for lenders and borrowers in lending transactions involving a range of different types of securities
  • Acted on the sale and purchase of large single and multi-tenanted commercial properties
  • Advised tenants and landlords on leases and new developments
  • Advised principals, contractors and subcontractors on a number of large construction contracts, and
  • Provided day-to-day contractual and business law advice to a number of clients.

Natalie Taylor
P: 09 470 2474

Contact Chris Taylor

DDI 09 470 2456
Cell 027 470 2456

Chris Taylor's Specialist Services


Whether you are looking for savvy contracts to minimise your business risk, ways to expand and grow, or the time has come to sell or wind up your business, we can help.

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Chris Taylor's Blog Posts

Consumer Law Changes – Part Two

June 30, 2011

I recently blogged here about proposed changes to consumer laws in New Zealand. A Consumer Law Reform Bill (the “Bill”) has since been introduced providing details of these proposed law changes.

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Employee share schemes – part 2

September 23, 2010

As discussed in my last blog about this topic (, employee participation in employee share schemes may better incentivise key employees in times where cash flow is tight and raising their pay is not an option. There are also various legal and tax considerations that need to be addressed before such a scheme is established.

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