Business Restructuring

Tailored Solutions

We provide clear and realistic advice with tailored solutions on all insolvency and business restructuring matters.

Our approach is focused on delivering technical expertise with the pragmatism to achieve our clients' commercial objectives.

We advise receivers, liquidators and statutory managers across the complete range of insolvency and restructuring matters including:

  • Securities enforcement
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Voluntary administration
  • Statutory management
  • Receiverships
  • Liquidations
  • Creditor disputes and compromises
  • Directors liability
  • Litigation
  • Securing of on and offshore assets
  • International cross border issues

Our multi-disciplinary skills assist in times of financial crisis and business change.

Our Services

Kilian & Associates is a boutique law firm with its main office located in Auckland (New Zealand) and a branch in Tauranga, specialising in litigation, tax, and corporate and commercial restructuring law. The firm has a wealth of expertise in advising and acting for individuals, businesses and large corporations on contentious and non-contentious matters.

The Law Firm You Can Trust!


Depends on what sort of case you have. Often civil matters should get lawyers involved before any contracts, or agreements have been entered into to ensure the process is conducted properly. In criminal matters, a lawyer should be appointed as soon as police are involved. In our experience, do not go to any interviews without a lawyer present.

You can elect a Jury Trial in some circumstances. The key difference is that in a JAT the Judge is the only person who makes all the decisions, whereas in a Jury Trial the jury are the people who make a determination on the facts of the case, and the Judge assists with the law. For more information please see attached document.

Our firm does both Criminal and Civil Legal Aid and is approved at the top level for both. Legal Aid is dependent on an income based application. Not everyone will be entitled to Legal Aid. Although for civil, you can choose a legal aid lawyer, your requirements to obtain legal aid are not only financial but will also require your lawyer/legal representative to elaborate on the key elements of the case and possibilities of success. This is then left to the discretion of the Legal Aid officer to determine legal aid.

In Criminal matters, if you are charged with a charge categorised as PAL 1 and 2, you cannot choose a lawyer when applying. However for PAL 3 and 4 cases, you are able to decide.