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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.

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.

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New Appointments at SGL

SGL is pleased to announce the following new appointments:

Andrew Skinner, Senior Associate, SGL Khushbu Sundarji, Associate, SGL

Andrew Skinner
Senior Associate

Andrew joins SGL with over 15 years of experience in corporate and commercial work. Andrew advises on the full range of business law issues and has a strong commercial focus developed from senior in-house roles.

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Khushbu Sundarji

Khushbu Sundarji has been appointed Associate. Khushbu specialises in the sale and purchase of property, sale and purchase of businesses and also has expertise in franchising and licensing and drafting commercial contracts.

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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.''

Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2016-2017 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2016/2017
Congratulations to Dream Doors - Expert Achievement System of the Year.

Sponsored by Stewart Germann Law Office.


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.

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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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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A Practical Cross-Border Insight Into Franchise Law

Click here to read Stewart Germann's contribution to The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2019.

Stewart provides answers with regard to Franchising in New Zealand including discussing relevant legislation and rules governing franchise transactions in New Zealand.

25 Years Anniversary

SGL is delighted to announce that in March 2018 we celebrated our 25th anniversary.

We would like to thank all of our clients who have supported us over that time - both in the past and at present and we look forward to acting for you into the future.

SGL has been listed as Best Lawyers in New Zealand - Franchise for 2016-2017Stewart Germann Law Office has again been listed as Best Lawyers in New Zealand in the practice area of Franchise Law for 2018.

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''..

Franchise Systems we have worked with
We are Passionate About Franchising and Business Law

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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