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FMA's guide to outcome-based regulation

20 February 2024

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is consulting on guidelines for a new outcomes-based approach to regulation to be based on seven “fair outcomes” that firms will be expected to focus on.

Directors should have the right to keep their home address private

19 February 2024

The Companies (Address Information) Amendment Bill allowing directors to use an address for service where there would be a risk to themselves or their families in making their home address public, is a useful initiative, widely supported in governance circles.

Removal of CCCFA excesses welcome

14 February 2024

Chapman Tripp welcomes the rebalancing of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (the CCCFA), announced by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly on 31 January.

Swift regulatory solution needed on AI and deepfakes

13 February 2024

The deepfake campaign against Taylor Swift on X in recent weeks has again exposed how regulators and lawmakers are struggling to keep pace with fast-developing AI technologies. Our article looks at EU and US regulatory responses, and the position in New Zealand.

Climate, sustainability & ESG: what’s in store for 2024?

12 February 2024

It has been a busy start to the year for climate, sustainability & ESG, building on the huge range of developments in 2023. In this short publication, we distil the key themes that have emerged amongst the many developments and analyses, providing an overview of the top trends our experts will have their eye on as 2024 progresses.

FMA wants industry buy-in for outcomes-based approach

09 February 2024

Consultation on the Financial Markets Authority (FMA)’s draft guidelines outlining its new outcomes-based approach to regulation closes on 1 March 2024. The FMA has encouraged industry members to take part in the Consultation, which outlines seven “fair outcomes” sets out what an “outcomes-focused” approach will mean for providers, consumers, the FMA and New Zealand’s economy.

CoFI licensing confirmed in the interim, so financial institutions should press on

05 February 2024

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Andrew Bayly, has confirmed that financial institutions should continue working towards compliance with the existing Conduct of Financial Institutions (CoFI) licensing requirements, which will still commence on 31 March 2025.

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Philip Ascroft appointed to NZ Shareholders’ Association board

19 February 2024

Chapman Tripp Senior Associate, Philip Ascroft has been appointed as an Associate Director to the board of the NZ Shareholders’ Association (NZSA).

Chapman Tripp named KangaNews NZ Law Firm of the Year for eighth consecutive year

06 December 2023

We are thrilled to have been recognised as the New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 KangaNews Awards; our eighth consecutive win. Our finance team were also advisers for two of the other award winners.

Celebrating twelve new Senior Solicitors

30 November 2023

Chapman Tripp is delighted to announce the appointment of 12 new Senior Solicitors, effective 1 December, 2023.

Chapman Tripp advises on multiple winning deals at 2023 New Zealand Law Awards

24 November 2023

Chapman Tripp is proud to have advised on four of the winning deals at this years’ New Zealand Law Awards: M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Market Deal of the Year, Mid-Market Deal of the Year and Project Finance Deal of the Year. Demonstrating the breadth of Chapman Tripp’s transactional practices, the firm also advised on ten deals that were recognised with excellence awards.

Chapman Tripp advises Eastland Group on sale of 50% stake in Eastland Generation

21 November 2023

Eastland Group has sold a 50% stake in its electricity generation business to Japanese construction conglomerate Obayashi Corporation. Chapman Tripp advised long time client Eastland Group on all aspects of the sale including structuring, vendor due diligence, regulatory matters, and negotiation of transaction documentation with multiple bidders

Two Chapman Tripp Partners on NZ Lawyer’s 2023 Elite Women List

25 October 2023

We are delighted that Chapman Tripp Partners Rachel Dunne and Nicola Swan have been included on NZ Lawyer’s 2023 Elite Women List. The list includes 50 exceptional female leaders that have influenced the New Zealand legal profession in a way that demonstrates a passion for the law.

Construction & Major Projects specialist promoted to Partner

12 October 2023

We are pleased to welcome a new Partner with the promotion of Kylie Mutch − a construction and major projects specialist. Since joining Chapman Tripp in 2010, Kylie has advised numerous leading New Zealand businesses, bringing a wealth of experience to large-scale construction projects across a wide variety of sectors, including infrastructure, energy, transport, health, airports and commercial. She advises on all aspects of project procurements and has particular experience with the alliance contracting model.

Congratulations to our new Special Counsel

09 October 2023

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy Gray to Special Counsel. Jeremy is a lawyer in our Corporate & Commercial practice, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. He advises clients on a range of matters including sale and purchase agreements, limited partnership agreements, joint venture agreements and other commercial contracts.

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Podcasts (28)

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.

The impacts of supply chain disruption on construction contracts

26 July 2022

There is no denying that the last few years have brought immense change in the construction industry, and the challenges keep coming. In this Sound Counsel podcast, Kylie Mutch gives her expert insights after living and breathing these changes with her clients.

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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