K3 Legal

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Chris Lee


Chris has advised on corporate and commercial law for more than 25 years in Auckland and London.  He has also worked in-house for NZ and UK listed entities, including as the Director of Legal Affairs at FTSE 250 plc, Morgan Advanced Materials.  Chris began his career in tax at PwC before joining the securities and M&A team at Russell McVeagh.  Chris was admitted to the bar in both New Zealand and the UK and holds an LLB from the University of Auckland and a BCA (Accounting) from Victoria University of Wellington.  Chris’ practice focusses on:

  • mergers & acquisitions, including due diligence and financing
  • international investment in New Zealand
  • joint ventures, including shareholder agreements
  • protecting and enhancing IP
  • navigating shareholder and director disputes
  • all aspects of governance and corporate compliance
  • commercial agreements, including entertainment, design, manufacturing, supply and procurement, confidentiality, distribution, agency, and terms and conditions

Chris was individually recommended in The Legal500 Asia Pacific Directory 2020.

 Examples of recent advice:

  • EV Maritime on its design and supply of electric ferries to Auckland Transport
  • Eccles Entertainment for the venue hire agreement for Six60’s 1st concert at Eden Park
  • Elemental Solutions Group on its purchase of detention & retention water tanks business TanksALot
  • School of Fish on the sale of its Mangere Bridge childcare centre
  • Nicholas Williams on the sale of its Petware business
  • NZ Home Aotearoa on the potential sale of its Amazon reseller business
  • Viktual on establishing its supplements business
  • RewardPay on setting up its payments business in New Zealand

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Address 83 Albert Street,
(entrance on Kingston Street next to the District Court)
Auckland 1010
New Zealand