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Stewart Germann Law Office

Franchise Lawyers and Notary Public in Auckland. New Zealand's award-winning specialist franchise and business law firm.

Are you searching for commercial lawyers who have prepared and advised on thousands of franchise agreements and business contracts? We know exactly what to look for.

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


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

Stewart Germann, Franchise Lawyer Auckland and Notary Public

Stewart Germann
Principal and Notary Public

Stewart has over 40 years' experience in franchising law and acts for many franchisors and franchisees in New Zealand and overseas. He has extensive 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. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at AUT Law School teaching Franchise Law and is the only lawyer in NZ to hold the CFE (Certified Franchise Executive) qualification following an accreditation ceremony in Florida 2020.


Khushbu Sundarji, Senior Associate, Stewart Germann Law Office

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 2020Who's Who Legal says:

''Stewart Germann is recognised as an "excellent lawyer" and "the top guy in the country" for franchise law, thanks to his 35 years of experience handling complex franchise agreements ...''


Stewart Germann is one of six franchising law experts from around the world discussing a range of franchising topics including the importance of due diligence, exit strategies and intellectual property management in franchising. They also identify common disputes and mistakes franchisors/franchisees typically make, as well as outlining the impact of COVID-19 on franchise opportunities.

Stewart's discussion points include common areas for domestic/cross-border franchise-related disputes, and how these can be remedied.

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The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009
We are 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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The SGL Team started working remotely on Wednesday 18 August 2021.

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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Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2021

Stewart Germann Law Office has been announced as a finalist in the annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2021. The awards will take place on 6 March 2022 and celebrate the success and resilience of the finalists.

Great News for Commercial Tenants ...

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

Australian Honour for Stewart Germann

Stewart Germann was honoured in Australia at the 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 2020 and is specifically referred to as an ''excellent lawyer'' and ''the top guy in the country'' for franchise law.

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Stewart Germann Law Office | Franchise 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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