Why Us

When there is a need for focused, experienced and cost-effective legal and strategic input, Rowling Law & Strategy is an excellent choice. In retaining the firm you know you have secured the services of a highly experienced lawyer at a cost substantially less than that of a comparable lawyer in one of the big firms. 

The firm is able to provide guidance on the legal front to individuals and corporates of all sizes, project management of large commercial projects where there is a significant legal workstream, and provide peer review of advice when a second view is desirable.

The firm's principal, Carl Rowling, has extensive experience in a number of industry sectors, including local government, oil and gas, electricity, IT and major events. That experience combined with our first principle, understand the client's business, ensures advice is focused and contextual rather than general and theoretical.  The firm's goal is to add value rather than being an unavoidable cost of doing business, as can be the case all too often with legal services.  We pride ourselves on being easy to work with and always giving clear pragmatic advice.

Carl has an established reputation as an excellent lawyer. Prior to his time in-house he was regularly rated as one of the top mergers and acquisitions lawyers in New Zealand by various international lawyer directories. 


Biggest Ever Boxing Match for a Kiwi?

Rowling Law & Strategy has been Duco Events' primary legal advisor throughout the process of securing the world title unification bout between Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua - one of the biggest sporting events in the world for 2018 . This is now the sixth world title boxing match that the firm has worked on - the three previous world title fights for Joseph Parker (two in New Zealand and one in the UK) and the two world title fights for Jeff Horn (both in Brisbane, Australia). read more >>

The Battle of Brisbane - Australasia's Biggest Ever Boxing Match

Rowling Law & Strategy was the principal advisor on all legal aspects of Australasia's biggest ever boxing match - Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn - "The Battle of Brisbane". Carl Rowling played a key role in helping pull together this huge event including the underlying co-promotion agreement, key sponsorship arrangements, domestic and international broadcasting arrangements, cancellation insurance, fighter arrangements and many other commercial aspects of the event. read more >>

New Major Rugby Event for Brisbane

Rowling Law & Strategy was the key advisor to Duco Australia on the creation of the Brisbane Global Tens, a new annual rugby event that brings together some of the world's premier rugby teams for a two day tournament. We assisted in the contemporaneous negotiation of all contracts with the participating teams, the New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions, the venue contract, the key funding agreement with the City of Brisbane and State of Queensland and a number of other critical supplier arrangements. read more >>

Te Rarawa and Ngai Takoto Sweetwater Farms Joint Venture with Landcorp

Rowling Law & Strategy acted for Te Rarawa and Ngai Takoto in negotiating and documenting what has been described as a "ground-breaking" joint venture with Landcorp for Sweetwater Farms, one of Northland's largest dairy operations. Sweetwater Farms is now owned by the two iwi as result of their recent Treaty of Waitangi settlement. The firm also advised on the underlying governance and limited partnership arrangements. read more >>

Sale of King Avocado - New Zealand's Largest Avocado Producer

Rowling Law & Strategy acted for King Avocado on the sale of its Northland avocado operation, the largest in New Zealand, to a Singapore-based agricultural investment fund, Vulpes Agricultural Land Investment Company Pte. read more >>

Auckland Council pursuing first public private partnership for Skypath

Rowling Law & Strategy advised Auckland Council on its proposed public private partnership for the combined cycleway and walkway addition to Auckland Harbour Bridge - Skypath. read more >>

NRL 9s - A New Major Event for Auckland

Carl Rowling was ATEED's key advisor throughout the process of securing this new major event for Auckland. read more >>

Both Taranaki and New Zealand the beneficiaries of major gas contract.

Rowling Law & Strategy was the principal advisor to Methanex on its recent multi-year gas contract with Todd Energy. read more >>

ATEED bid wins Auckland the next World Masters Games.

Rowling Law & Strategy was the key advisor to Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development in its successful bid on behalf of Auckland for the 2017 World Masters Games read more >>