Mr Erich Bachmann > Hesketh Henry > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Hesketh Henry
PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER TOWER, LEVEL 14
188 QUAY STREET
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Erich is a senior partner of the firm and heads the Business Advice team at Hesketh Henry.

Career

Erich has more than 30 years of experience in commercial law.  His principal areas of practice are business agreements and transactions, particularly in relation to mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and regulatory approvals.  Erich specialises in assisting overseas entities moving into the New Zealand market through acquisitions or establishing a new business in the country.  Erich is the immediate past president and a board member of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (GNZCC), the biggest bilateral European Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Auckland.

Other board positions include the Auckland Consular Corps and Advoc, a leading network of independent law firms in more than 70 countries worldwide.

He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2018

Languages

English

German

Spanish

Memberships

GNZCC

Institute of Directors

Auckland Consular Corps

Education

LLB

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Erich Bachmann Hesketh Henry

Hesketh Henry’s advisory services are ‘always timely and pragmatic, with definitive outcomes’. The team advises corporates, SME’s and private equity funds on trans-Tasman M&A, leveraged buy outs, management buy outs and venture capital investments. Erich Bachmann has over 30 years’ experience in corporate law and is the go-to counsel for foreign clients, in particular investors from Germany and other German-speaking nations in relation to M&A, investments and business contracts. Kate Telford also has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to acquisitions, disposals, and investment as part of the Overseas Investment Act. Senior associates Sarah Gibbs and Julika Wahlmann-Smith are both ‘knowledgeable, efficient, pragmatic and timely.’