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Big Build

06 April 2021

Big Build is our quarterly publication tracking legislative and regulatory reform and other developments affecting the construction and infrastructure sector.

Time bars – some Court guidance on correct use

29 March 2021

Time bars are included in construction contracts to encourage contractors to raise Variation and extension of time claims early so they can be investigated and resolved while still current. But failure to comply with a time bar can carry significant consequences, depriving contractors of compensation for out of scope work and delay.

Company & Securities Law Resource

26 March 2021

​Chapman Tripp has provided relevant links to the core company/securities law on the New Zealand legislation website.

Court of Appeal takes broad approach to business partnerships

25 March 2021

Business partnerships can exist without formal documentation where the working relationship between the partners has the practical characteristics of a partnership.

NZX Listed Issuer Resource

24 March 2021

We have compiled links to the NZX Listing Rules, Guidance Notes and Practice Notes, as well as other relevant materials for NZX Listed Issuers, for your ease of reference.

Court clarifies shareholder rights to appoint a liquidator

24 March 2021

Shareholders have 10 working days from service of a liquidation application to appoint a liquidator unilaterally. Once the 10-day window has expired, they need to get the applicant creditor’s consent to any appointment.

Class action and litigation funding regime welcomed, if the right balance is struck

18 March 2021

Our submission to the Law Commission welcomes the chance to remedy current issues with New Zealand’s representative actions regime.

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News (78)

A humming start to 2021 for NZ’s equity capital markets

08 April 2021

We have observed a busy Q1, advising on all major ($5m+) equity capital market transactions on the NZX.

Big companies better placed to weather COVID-19

17 March 2021

Our NZX Top 50 Funding Composition report shows a clear contrast between the Top 25’s security position and that of the Second 25, reflecting the superior credit rating available to New Zealand’s largest companies.

My Food Bag plates up with legal experts at Chapman Tripp

05 March 2021

Today marks a significant milestone for New Zealand well-known brand, My Food Bag, as it lists on the NZX Main Board and ASX following a successful initial public offering.

Chapman Tripp launch new patent attorney practice

01 March 2021

Chapman Tripp Patents, launched today, extends the firm’s market-leading intellectual property practice which provides copyright, trade mark, industrial design, commercialisation and litigation support to a blue chip client base.

Inaugural issue of NZX-listed retail bonds for Arvida

23 February 2021

Kicking off the market with New Zealand’s first retail issuance of 2021 is Arvida’s inaugural issue of NZX-listed retail bonds, diversifying its funding sources and debt tenor.

Te Waka Ture assists Ngāpuhi invest in one of NZ's largest soft berryfruit growing operations

22 February 2021

A joint venture, led by the investment arm of Ngāpuhi, partnering with Northland grower Maungatapere Berries and Far North District Council, will develop a sustainability-focused, high-tech hydroponics berryfruit operation.

Hundreds vote outstanding debt market performers

11 February 2021

KangaNews received votes from hundreds of those involved in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets keen to recognise the achievements of 2020's most outstanding performers. Chapman Tripp has been named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year for the fifth consecutive year.

International trade at crossroads in 2021

03 December 2020

2020 was a tough year and economic forecasts – both global and local – suggest that next year will not be easy either. But there are also positive developments, as noted in our International Trade 2020 – Trends & Insights publication.

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Podcasts (22)

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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