Stewart Germann Law Office (SGL) was founded by Stewart Germann in 1993 and Stewart Germann has been involved in licensing and franchising since 1980.
SGL handles all aspects of licensing, franchising, business and distribution agreements, commercial law and company law and property law. It also advises on various aspects of the Commerce Act 1986.
SGL prides itself in providing expert legal advice particularly in relation to licensing, franchising and small business. It also provides advice in the area of intellectual property and the firm has considerable expertise in drafting commercial documentation.
SGL can assist licensors with the preparation of licence agreements and related documentation. The firm can also adapt overseas agreements whether from USA, UK, Canada or other countries for New Zealand conditions. SGL has wide contacts in the licensing industry throughout New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, USA and Asia.
SGL belongs to the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the New Zealand Law Society as well as the New Zealand and Australian Franchise Associations. It is New Zealand's longest established specialist franchising and licensing law firm and has won multiple awards over the years. Clients of SGL include many of New Zealand's best known national and international franchise brands.