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Are you searching for business lawyers that have looked at thousands of franchise agreements and commercial contracts?

Do you want business lawyers who know exactly what to look for?

Pick up the phone and give us a call! We are New Zealand's longest established Franchise Law Firm and the most experienced. We can provide you with expert legal advice in all areas of commercial law including franchising and licensing.

Stewart Germann, Franchising Lawyer and Notary Public

Stewart Germann
Partner and Notary Public

Stewart has over 35 years' experience in franchising law and acts for many franchisors and franchisees in New Zealand and overseas. He has considerable legal expertise in drafting franchise agreements and master franchise agreements and is also a mediation expert in the area of franchising.

Stewart is listed in the International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers and is a recognised national and international guest speaker at franchise conferences worldwide.


New Appointment at SGL

Stewart Germann Law Office promotes Andrew Skinner:

Andrew Skinner, Partner, SGL

Andrew Skinner has been promoted to the partnership with Stewart Germann, effective from 1 May.

Andrew has over 15 years of experience in corporate and commercial work advising clients on franchising, business sale and purchase, commercial contracts, leasing and health and safety.

Having previously worked for large national and international law firms, Andrew also brings a strong commercial focus developed from extensive in-house experience in the building and healthcare sectors both in New Zealand and overseas.


Who's Who Legal - Franchise 2018Who's Who Legal says:

''Stewart Germann is at the forefront of the franchise market in New Zealand and receives wide-ranging endorsements for his phenomenal depth of expertise in this area.''


Stewart Germann, Notary Public, Auckland CentralStewart Germann is a Notary Public in Central Auckland and is able to witness documents for overseas jurisditions.

If you require notarial services please Contact Us.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009
From 1 July 2018 we will be asking our clients for more information. The new Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 Legislation requires us to gather more information from our clients.

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Franchising Announcements

Australian Honour for Stewart Germann

Stewart Germann has been honoured in Melbourne, Australia at this year's Franchise Council of Australia Legal Symposium for his 'outstanding contribution to franchising'.

Stewart was presented with an award in recognition of his longstanding legal services to franchising for over 30 years.

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Stewart Germann has been named Franchise Lawyer of the Year - New Zealand, LW Global Awards 2019

The Impact of Risk and Compliance on Cross Border Sales and Franchise Agreements

Click here to read Stewart Germann's article published in LawTalk May 2019 - Update Franchising Law.

Stewart discusses the impact of risk and compliance to a franchisor looking to expand and sell their brand or franchise overseas.

Stewart Germann has once again been selected by clients and peers as being among the world's leading franchise lawyers. He is listed in the International Who's Who Legal: Franchise 2018 and is specifically referred to as an ''Excellent franchise lawyer''. The publication also states ''Stewart Germann of Stewart Germann Law Office is 'the top guy' in New Zealand, say peers. He boasts over three decades of experience handling complex franchise agreements''..

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Stewart Germann Law Office | Lawyers and Notary Public
Ground Floor, Princes Court, 2 Princes Street, Auckland 1010
P O Box 1542, Auckland 1140
Ph: +64 9 308-9925 | Fax: +64 9 308-9922

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