Australia & New Zealand represent compelling opportunities for business. Their rich natural resources provide a strong economic base for the region, yet both countries are also home to companies with broad global footprints and interests. McLarty Associates’ regional, agricultural and energy expertise is especially well-suited to the Australia and New Zealand economies, as is our ability to provide up-to-date information and strategic advice related to trade and the geopolitics of Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
We bring deep ties and well-established relationships at senior levels of government, business and finance to help US, Australian, and New Zealand companies enter, expand, partner, and invest throughout the region and beyond. Our experts also have a nuanced understanding of US interests and relationships in the two countries as well as in the ASEAN member countries and those involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, which enables us to craft innovative solutions, connect and leverage contacts, and reach client goals, especially for those who use the countries as a platform to the Pacific.
Helping Clients Succeed
Expanding Operations: In Australia, we helped several high-tech clients expand their operations through high-level introductions to partners and clients. We also helped a major American service provider stay abreast of key reform proposals and expansion opportunities in its sector.
Navigating Regulatory Frameworks: We worked with an energy company to address a dispute involving complex legal, economic, and business issues.
Building Bridges: We facilitated connections between an American manufacturer and the highest levels of the New Zealand defense establishment, and advised a New Zealand manufacturer on sales to the United States.
OUR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TEAM
John Mullen, an expert on trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region, was President of the US-New Zealand Council and has held senior posts at USAID and the State Department.
Jim Kolbe served as the Founder and Co-chairman of the US-New Zealand Caucus of the US House of Representatives and as a Member of the US-New Zealand Council.
William Itoh was formerly US Consul General to Western Australia
in Perth and served in the Bureau of East Asian
and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State.