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Are you searching for commercial lawyers who have prepared and advised on thousands of franchise agreements and business contracts?

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

Call us now on 09 308-9925. We are acknowledged as New Zealand's leading Franchise Law Firm and the most experienced. We can provide you with expert legal advice in all areas of commercial and business law including franchising and licensing.


Stewart Germann, Notary Public, Auckland CentralDuring the time of the
Covid-19 lockdown Stewart Germann who is a Notary Public can provide notarial services for you from a distance so for all enquiries please send an email to:

Stewart Germann, Franchising Lawyer and Notary Public

Stewart Germann
Principal 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.


Khushbu Sundarji, Senior Associate, SGL

Khushbu Sundarji
Senior Associate

Khushbu is experienced in the sale and purchase of property, sale and purchase of businesses and also has expertise in franchising and licensing and drafting commercial contracts.


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.''

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.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009
We are now 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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COVID-19 - Our Response

The SGL Team started working remotely on Monday 23 March 2020 and our office at Princes Street is temporarily closed.

It is business as usual, all our IT systems are fully functional and we are committed to helping you as much as possible ...

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Also click here for an article which is relevant for businesses.

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

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 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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