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The Banking Industry: A look ahead

19 June 2024

The mesh of challenges confronting the major banks in New Zealand – including the impending final report from the Commerce Commission’s market study and the upcoming select committee inquiry into banking – will continue to create growth opportunities through 2024 for the shadow banking sector.

Shareholder disclosure: lessons from Burger Fuel

14 June 2024

In an unusual proceeding, Burger Fuel recently received Court approval for a contested scheme of arrangement to return $4.077m to its shareholders. This decision provides valuable insight into the Court’s discretion to approve a scheme, despite a company’s process failures, and highlights the importance of adequate disclosure in scheme materials. Click the link before to read our insights.

Faster investment consent processing timeframes a potential game-changer

07 June 2024

The Associate Minister of Finance David Seymour has issued a new Ministerial directive letter to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) to make consent processing timeframes faster under the Overseas Investment Act. The directive is potentially a game-changer and, if fully implemented by the OIO, has the potential to materially lower barriers to foreign direct investment in New Zealand, as well as substantially reducing compliance costs and delay. Please click the link below for more information.

Budget 2024: A no frills budget for an economy under pressure

30 May 2024

Budget 2024 is a no-frills effort which relies on the public buying the message that New Zealand is in a bread and margarine economy and that jam will be off the menu until growth picks up and the Crown accounts are back in balance.

Review of consumer credit, financial conduct and dispute resolution regulation

22 May 2024

The Government has launched a three-part consultation on the regulation of consumer credit, financial services conduct and financial dispute resolution with a view to removing undue compliance costs and promoting fair, efficient and transparent financial markets. Submissions close at 5pm on 19 June 2024

Have your say on the Contracts of Insurance Bill

20 May 2024

The Contracts of Insurance Bill, which has the potential to fundamentally rebalance the insurance relationship in favour of policyholders, is now under select committee review. Submissions close on 3 June 2024. The proposed changes reflect similar reforms in Australia and the United Kingdom and have already been extensively consulted on in New Zealand through an exposure draft released in 2022. This suggests that the content will not be easily changed so it will be important that the industry engages in the submission process.

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News (182)

Challenging conditions in banking sector create growth opportunities for ‘shadow’ banks

19 June 2024

The mesh of challenges confronting the major banks in New Zealand – including the impending final report from the Commerce Commission’s market study and the upcoming select committee inquiry into banking competition – will continue to create growth opportunities through 2024 for the shadow banking sector. That is the finding of Chapman Tripp’s latest report, The banking industry: A look ahead.

Chapman Tripp advises Infratil on $1.15 billion equity raising

18 June 2024

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Infratil on its $1.15 billion equity raising to help fund growth across its global portfolio.

Chapman Tripp advises on the construction of new parliament buildings

14 June 2024

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Parliamentary Service on the contracts for construction of two new parliamentary buildings. The project will see the construction of two new buildings behind the Beehive, expecting to be completed in 2026.

Chapman Tripp launches external document and trial support service, Digital Litigation Solutions

14 June 2024

Following regular requests for document and trial support from external firms, we have launched Digital Litigation Solutions, a team of litigation technology specialists that work for barristers and legal firms, as well as Chapman Tripp clients. Digital Litigation Solutions specialises in managing electronic and hard copy information of any volume or format, utilising leading eDiscovery, AI software and data room solutions to meet clients’ requirements. The team alone has access to client data, ensuring confidential and secure data storage and working areas.

Chapman Tripp promotes ten to Senior Associate

31 May 2024

Chapman Tripp has announced the promotion of Michael Cardy, Julia Carrington, Laura Green, Tanzam Hossain, Sarah Kettani, Hossein Mehrabi, Rachel Robilliard, Sam Steven, Conor Tinker and Lucia Tolich to Senior Associate, with effect 1 June 2024.

Chapman Tripp only New Zealand Law Firm ranked in Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100

07 May 2024

Chapman Tripp is the only New Zealand Law Firm to be ranked in the guide, recognising the firm’s dedicated international arbitration practice, led by partner Nicola Swan. The firm has long been acknowledged internationally as having one of New Zealand’s most distinguished litigation and dispute resolution practices.

Protecting New Zealand’s competitive advantage: new report reveals scale and pace of changes facing our exporters in global ESG reporting and sustainability trade measures

29 April 2024

A new report has revealed the pressure on New Zealand exporters to keep up with international expectations on sustainability, with more than 80% of New Zealand’s exports by value now going to countries with mandatory climate-related disclosures either in force or proposed.

Chapman Tripp 2023 Community Report

11 April 2024

In our 2023 Community Report, we are proud to spotlight some of the many, varied and incredible organisations we have had the privilege to work with, and amazing projects we have participated in, as part of our Community Programme over 2023.

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Podcasts (28)

Insolvency in construction

22 April 2024

In this Sound Counsel podcast, Kylie Mutch, a partner in our Construction & Major Projects team, gives her expert insights into insolvency in construction. In particular providing some top tips for mitigating insolvency risk.

Bank liability for customer scams

09 August 2023

The UK Supreme Court’s recent decision in Philipp v Barclays Bank has pulled back on a possible expansion of banks’ “Quincecare duty”, and provides clarity for banks in an era of increasing (and increasingly sophisticated) bank scams. But the decision also highlights the difficult question of justice for bank depositors who may lose their life savings to such scams. We review the implications of Philipp, and survey what else might be done to deal with payment transfer fraud.

Cost escalation in construction

17 August 2022

In this Sound Counsel podcast, Kylie Mutch, a senior associate in our Construction & Major Projects team, gives her expert insights into what lies ahead for the construction industry, when looking at cost escalation.

A time for directors to bring their best game

16 May 2022

Off the back of our 2022 Corporate Governance – trends & insights report, we sit down with Partner Roger Wallis to discuss developments in the board composition of the NZX Main Board Top 75.

The importance of term sheets

11 April 2022

Tech firms looking to be acquired by offshore purchasers will often be presented with term sheets offering an attractive headline purchase price, with negotiation then leading to signature and an exclusivity period before legal and financial advice is engaged. Hear Partner Joshua Pringle explain how to ensure the term sheet is right.

Charting the Top 75 – trends in the data

08 December 2020

Partner Roger Wallis discusses the trends in the data collected from the Top 75 listed companies, charting developments in board composition, size, diversity, length of service and reporting.

A time for boardrooms to hold their nerve

30 November 2020

Off the back of our 2020 Corporate Governance – trends & insights report, we sit down with Partner Roger Wallis to reflect on the key theme in this year's publication – a plea for boardrooms to hold their nerve.

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