Firm Profile > Flacks & Wong > Auckland, New Zealand

Flacks & Wong
LEVEL 5, SHORTLAND CHAMBERS BUILDING
70 SHORTLAND STREET
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Flacks & Wong is a boutique firm that specialises in corporate law, particularly public takeovers, private M&A deals, corporate governance and capital markets matters. It frequently works alongside larger firms and other boutique practices to play a key role in large transactions, often receiving referrals due its in-depth expertise in corporate law or due to conflicts of interest at larger practices. Matters are always dealt with by senior lawyers, principally the founders Daniel Wong and David Flacks, who together have 37 years' experience gained at Bell Gully. The firm recently hired senior associate Katie Green from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London. 'Agile and responsive, the firm has a small, adept practice that boasts technical excellence and industry knowhow', remarks a client.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Wong; David Flacks

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

“An obvious alternative to a large full service firm, with none of the unnecessary trappings and highly leveraged structures.”

“Daniel Wong is a careful and methodical lawyer, who applies the full weight of his considerable intellect to nutting out solutions to thorny legal problems, while maintaining a careful eye on the commercial dimensions to the issue.”

“David Flacks is hugely experienced and brings a relaxed but deeply competent approach.”

“It is a small team who are readily accessible and able to address your specific needs. Daniel Wong is very proactive and able to suggest very practical solutions to contract discussions.”

“The team at Flacks & Wong is highly professional, yet approachable and accommodating to a wide range of client needs. They are efficient, reliable, and are our go-to partner who we refer companies to for legal work.”

“Time and time again they deliver the best result for their clients and always offer a professional experience, leaving clients feeling like they have received the best possible service for a fair fee.”

“Daniel Wong is the best legal partner in our market in my opinion. He can be credited with drafting documentation to solve the needs of clients on several occasions when other legal partners were unable to solve the issues.”

“Daniel Wong is approachable, professional, highly experienced, but most importantly extremely commercial, allowing him to deliver the best results for his clients on every engagement. He always goes above and beyond to get the result for his clients.”

“The firm is dynamic and strategic in its approach. It has fast turnaround times and highly dedicated personnel.”

“Daniel Wong is highly dedicated to his role, focused and experienced.”

“The firm has a top-end corporate team, with excellent M&A, corporate and private equity clients. All lawyers are previously from top-tier full-service firms, with NZ and UK experience.”

Key clients

Archipro

Coretex

Fidelity Life

Impact Enterprise Fund

Keytone Dairy Corporation

Milford Asset Management

Pioneer Capital

Rush Digital

SeaDragon

Serko

Zeffer Brewing

Flacks & Wong is a specialist corporate law firm based in Auckland, New Zealand, and recognised as a leading firm in the principal global legal directories, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020.

We won “Boutique Law Firm of the Year” at the New Zealand Law Awards 2019.

We have been nominated as finalist across a number of categories at the three most recent New Zealand Law Awards (2019-2016) including:

  • being nominated for “Boutique Law Firm of the Year”​ in 2019, 2018 and 2017​;
  • being nominated for “M&A Deal of the Year”​, “Capital Markets Deal of the Year”​ and “Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year”​ in 2019; and
  • winning “Mid-Market Deal of the Year”​ in 2016.

We advise listed and unlisted companies, private equity funds, entrepreneurs and start-ups on buying, selling and investing in businesses, raising capital in the public and private markets and on their important commercial transactions.

We provide strategic, governance and compliance advice to boards of directors, senior executives and corporates.

We advise on general corporate and commercial matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
David Flacks david@flackswong.co.nz +64 9 377 8884
Daniel Wong daniel@flackswong.co.nz +64 9 377 8881
Photo Name Position Profile
 David Flacks  photo David Flacks Director
 Daniel Wong  photo Daniel Wong Director
English (fluent)