Kris leads our corporate, technology and startup advisory team, and regularly advises on business structuring, acquisitions, intellectual property ownership and licensing, software agreements, services agreements and joint venture agreements, as well as solvency issues affecting business operations. Complementing this, Kris also leads our migrant team composed of 5 Mandarin speakers and 2 Japanese speakers which assists with overseas investment into New Zealand as well as immigration matters.
Kris acts for a number of not for profits, charities and social enterprises. assisting with a range of issues including drafting of constitutions, trust deeds and operational rules, incorporation, charitable registration and schedule 32 applications. He also represents a number of schools, and has particular knowledge and expertise in the framework that governs state integrated schools in New Zealand.
Having spent two years in Wellington as Research Counsel to a Judge, Kris frequently provides expert opinion and advice on curly questions that arise for Parry Field Lawyers’ Clients. He has written on New Zealand environmental and property law, and has tutored in Contract Law at Victoria University of Wellington and Tort Law and Land Law at the University of Canterbury.
Kris is also a Board Member of Code Club Aotearoa and the chairman of the Christian Schools Network in Christchurch and the Emmanuel Christian School Board of Trustees, and is actively involved in his church.
Kris and his wife, Louise, have six children and are kept busy in their ‘spare’ time running around after them.