Commercial & Corporate
International & Local Expertise
Simple, Complex or Holistic
Advice structures and Protection.
Sector Expertise; Luxury Brands, Commodities, IP Commercialization, Celebrities & Sports Persons, Media, Digital & Cyber, UHNW & Families & Manufacturing.
Our bedrock of experience in tax & finance, has allowed us to work with complex commercial agreements, devising structures, working with large banks and HNW clients in structured transactions, finance & private funding.
Of late, we acted for a billionaire, in the acquisition and re-registration of a large private jet.
We also advised start-up digital entrepreneurial businesses and a leading armoured vehicle manufacturer as well as traders in rare commodities.
Our teams handles semple shareholders agreements to international commercial transactions.
Why Successful Clients
use Goldman Law?*
Goldman Law Awarded & Recognised*
“Legal Services – Innovation Award” (2022)
“Best International Tax Planning Firm” (2019)
“Best International Tax Law Firm” (2016)
Connect With Our Senior Lawyers
Mr. Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon
Jaswinder strives to simplify and demystify complex legal matters, to explain them logically and without “jargon”. He resolves and commits to the best possible commercial outcomes for his clients.
Over 30 years of multi-national experience in commercial structures including books and publications, working in global structured finance, large scale commercialization and asset acquisitions, taxation and finance.
Ms. Ekta Jhanjhri
Ekta is a law graduate from the Institute of Law, Nirma University, India. She completed her graduation in 2021 and has an excellent academic record.
Her enthusiasm and inquisitiveness have led her to progress. Her analytical and detail-oriented approach contributes towards her outstanding legal support for the senior lawyers. Read More
Mr. Mohammed Fawzy
Senior General counsel. Over 10 years of experience in the UAE in dealing with all Government departments, provides a variety of corporate and legal services, company formation, corporate contracts, dispute resolution and arbitration issues. L.L.M, LLB Menofia University, Egypt.
He has extensive multi-national experience in MENA (Middle-east & North Africa) as well as Europe in property development, trading and finance.
Commercialising Intellectual Property
From Individuals (Structuring) to Bio Startups
Innovative with Tax and Financial Optimization
Simple or Complex structures for commercialisation of intellectual property which include licensing and distribution of major assets such as feature films and medical break throughs, (Vaccine-cervical cancer).
The medical inventions were some of Australia’s most successful IP is and were some of the top drugs in the world after an exit was found with a major Phrama.
We have also developed private investment funds into intellectual property using a combination of grants and tax write offs.
Typical Clients in commercial
Structures Matters Include...
Structure for one of Australia’s leading university-based commercialisation houses, where were involved with the commercialisation of new medical technologies as well as vaccinations across the globe.
Our commercial expertise, facilitated the design and work with banks and financiers to achieve and underwrite the minimum returns of early stage tech, whilst protecting the upside of any speculative investment.
We have been a lead presenter in New Zealand and on behalf of the Singapore government for the Media Development Board, some of our film financing structures continue to innovate the commercialisation of IP through the use of global incentives and the minimisation of tax, at the same time providing loss protection to all parties.
International Product/Know How Licensing
We have acted for a number of country distributors in terms of securing exclusive distribution rights to build a market and also in cases where the product manufacturer has breached the distribution agreements they have entered into.
Some of our clients in the past have been distributing goods, however this is now focused on intellectual property, software and know-how such as POS systems.
Our knowledge of intellectual property and the licensing thereof means that are able to defend patents or enforce licensing agreements.
We have recently secured victories for entities that claimed the protection of patents in phalloplasty (penis extension surgical patents).
With over 20 years experience in commercialising know-how, we have a unique understanding of the various forms of finance and investment.
We are regularly retained by clients to overview their arrangements with private equity funds or joint venture angel investors, who may offer buy-in arrangements which often involve complex terms of structured debt, or convertible notes or debentures.
We are able to quickly analyse these arrangements on a commercial basis and our strength is the fact that we have been involved in the commercial aspects and fundraising of many such ventures over the last 30 years and understand it from the legal and the fundraising side of the transaction.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Understanding the Minds of Successful Individuals
Why Most Lawyers are Typically not Innovative nor Commercial?
Most lawyers will simply be good at drafting agreements that protect you. Having too much protection can stifle your commercial arrangements with other parties. Over engineering and a lack of commercial risk is a typical deal breaker issue for most lawyers.
In advising our clients on the commercial risk that they are taking and provided the client clearly understands what could go wrong, we understand the risk return paradigm and protect the key aspects without killing the deal.
Our clients will welcome this type of commercial advice.
Experience & Trust
With deep local and international expertise for over 30 years.
Growing and protecting successful individuals, family offices and business.
Experience & trust built through sheer hard work
- The principal of Goldman lawyers has worked for over 30 years and advising high net worth clients in taxation and finance both with leading tax firms and leading banks in the world.
- Experience is brought to bear with boutique international firm that he started and is rarely available in a boutique that also has a wholly owned international presence.
- We have also been entrepreneurs and launched funds having being mandated by leading commercialisation and government bodies in Australia, major film studios and other IP owners.
- We would be pleased to discuss this with you at any time any obligation free private meeting see whether we may be of assistance now or in the future.
- Structuring and Fundraising: developing structures for attracting retail and capital from high net worth investors private equity funds for various projects involving media, property, hotels, listed indexes, digital finance and digital property, airlines, service companies, mining companies and start-ups, infrastructure projects, structured debt, convertible debt private debt and structured option schemes.
- International taxation: across the gamut of low tax jurisdictions and high tax jurisdictions interaction of arrangements double tax treaties and flows of funds.
- Licensing and distribution: of various goods for wholesale and retail customers including the licensing and development of software and techniques using smart contracts and innovation.
- Jaswinder has direct experience of working and/or living in the British Virgin Islands, Miami, New York, London, Zurich, Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai, Auckland and Singapore.
The principal Jaswinder Sekhon is admitted and has a current practising certificates in the following jurisdictions:
- England and Wales
- New Zealand
- Admitted to the Eastern Caribbean court (Non practising)
- Legal Consultant and Will(s) draughtsperson in Dubai
These vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but as a typical guide for 2023 as follows:
- In Australia they are from A$600 to $800 per hour.
- In the United Kingdom from £350 per hour
- in the Middle East from USD $600 per hour
- in New Zealand from NZD $500 per hour
- Rates are of course our negotiable on a matter by matter basis and most estimates are provided with a cap on the hours to be expended for professional fees.
- The above exclude any GST or VAT as applicable
- We have a good synergy with successful individuals who are demanding and require a broad range of skills at a very high level to keep up with their entrepreneurial or globetrotting activities.
- We will generally not act for public listed companies or large corporate groups and generally act against them.
- Our niche market are successful individuals who have varied needs from international taxation, finance, wealth protection and a myriad of commercial acquisitions and investments across the world.
- We also promote work closely with start-ups who may not have the funds to pay required typically available for only from a team of lawyers in international firms.
- Having said that, we are conscious of and clearly state our obligation and pleasure to give back to society and will always look at pro bono/reduced rates for the right activity that may promote change or help disadvantaged persons.
- Lawyers that stifle entrepreneurship and are not versed, do not understand, or are simply too scared of, what is a good commercial outcome.
- Where ego trumps logic to the detriment of the client.
- Where boards of public companies are simply looking for “butt protection” and large insurance policies to justify not doing something, as opposed to advice that engenders leadership.
* Some of these articles relate to other pratices such as in Australia, not specifically New Zealand unless expresslly mentioned.
**These awards relate to our global pratices generally and not specifically to our New Zealand pratice.
***Some of these answers relate to other pratices such as in Australia, not specifically New Zealand unless expresslly mentioned.