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Stewart Germann Law Office, Auckland, New Zealand

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.

Stewart Germann, Franchising Lawyer and Notary Public

Stewart Germann
Partner 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 Auckland University 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, Partner, SGL

Stewart Germann Law Office SGL announces with great pleasure that Khushbu Sundarji became a Partner of the firm on 1 April 2022

Khushbu joined SGL in 2017 and became a Senior Associate in 2019. After gaining her law degree from the University of Auckland she worked in general practice for 3 years in Auckland.

She is also admitted to practise in Victoria and spent 2 years in Melbourne specialising in leasing, wills and estates. Upon her return to New Zealand in 2017 she joined SGL where she specialises in franchising, licensing and commercial contracts.



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.

Who's Who Legal - Franchise 2021Who's Who Legal says:

''Stewart Germann is regarded as outstanding in the franchising community with a wealth of experience acting for franchisors.''


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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COVID-19 Safety Plan and Vaccination Policy

You are well aware of the threat of coronavirus and the disruption to personal lives and business.

From a Firm point of view we have adopted some extra precautions including requiring all visitors to our office to be fully vaccinated ...

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The 2021 Franchising New Zealand Survey

Results have just been released and provide valuable insights on the size, impact, structure, strategies, challenges and opportunities of franchising companies in New Zealand.

Click here to read the highlights.

Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2021

Stewart Germann Law Office was proud to be confirmed as a finalist in the annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2021.

Important law changes are coming ...

Click here to read Khushbu Sundarji's recent article regarding unfair contract terms and unconscionable conduct regime.

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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Franchise Law Award Winners 2022
We are Passionate About Franchising and Business Law

Stewart Germann Law Office | Franchise Lawyers and Notary Public
Ground Floor, Princes Court, 2 Princes Street, Auckland 1010
P O Box 1542, Auckland 1140
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