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Welcome to the Website of the Korea New Zealand Business Council

The Korea New Zealand Business Council is a voluntary group of New Zealand companies, organisations and Government Agencies involved in promoting increased business between Korea and New Zealand.  It provides information, useful networking opportunities for members and a forum for information and discussion of issues relevant to the commercial relationship between the two countries.

The Council is an incorporated society. Its affairs are directed by an elected Executive Committee, and administered on a day-to-day basis by a part-time executive Director.

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Membership Profiles

In this space we will provide more indepth profiles of our members on a rotating basis.

Stephens Lawyers have had an extensive involvement with Korean business for many years. The firm’s Managing Director, Michael Stephens BA, LLB has previously served as a KNZBC Chairman and currently as the Convener of the Korean Embassy’s Korea/NZ Friendship Advisory Group, and Chair of the Korean Cinerama Film Festival Trust.

Stephens Lawyers are a Wellington based law firm and offer a range of legal services to both corporate and private clients throughout New Zealand and overseas.


Our core strengths include:

  • Commercial law and advice including contract negotiations and advice for a range of International and New Zealand SME Investors.
  • Overseas Investment Approval advisory work, including in the Horticultural and Forestry Sectors
  • Property legal advice ranging from commercial developments, industrial and rural property acquisition financing and leasing and advising Body Corporates, to personal residential transactions.
  • Legal advice and support to film production, media and creative businesses including for International and Domestic film and media projects.
  • Construction Law
  • Trusts Estates and related advice.
  • Employment Law and Employment dispute resolution issues.
  • Administrative, privacy and official information law.
  • Intellectual property protection and merchandising law.
  • Mediation and alternate dispute resolution.

    We pride ourselves on providing common sense, pragmatic and comprehensive legal advice. We look forward applying our skills and experience to assist you.



    Next Event - 8 December



    Annual General Meeting of the Council, to be held at 5:00pm at Baldwins Intellectual Property, HSBC House, 1 Queen Street.



    Upcoming - 11 February



    Hon. Steven Joyce speaking to members in Auckland.



    Details to follow