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Low use energy plans to be finally phased out

17 September 2021

The Government will phase out the low fixed charge tariff option (LFCT) over five years, beginning 1 April next year.

Scope of ‘no oral variation’ clauses

14 September 2021

Should a contractor be paid for variation work carried out in accordance with an oral instruction, where the contract requires that variations are instructed in writing? Or does the principal get the work for free? This was the issue before the Singaporean High Court in Vim Engineering Pte Ltd v Deluge Fire Protection (SEA) Pte Ltd [2021] SGHC 63.

Electricity Industry Act shake up

10 September 2021

The Electricity Industry Amendment Bill, introduced to Parliament yesterday, will make far-reaching amendments to how the sector is regulated, extending the Electricity Authority’s remit and strengthening the protections for the consumer.

Vaccination and the workplace

09 September 2021

As Auckland settles into an extended period of Level 4 lockdown, the rest of the country moves to Level 2, and the vaccination roll-out moves up a gear, employer attention is increasingly focused on how to deal with the jab-reluctant in a workplace context. We explore the options available to employers.

Feedback wanted on insurance policyholder protections

03 September 2021

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is seeking input on whether and how to strengthen the protections in the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 against policyholders having insurers default on claims payments.

Hacked data must be deleted – High Court

20 August 2021

The recent High Court judgment against Radio New Zealand follows the approach in Slater v APN in relation to hacked information and is likely to influence future Broadcasting Standards Authority and Media Council decisions.

Thinking of lending into New Zealand?

19 August 2021

New Zealand is now very much on the radar for off-shore funds, in particular the white hot property market. This rising lender interest reflects New Zealand’s comparatively successful Covid-19 response to date – both in health and economic performance.

Pragmatic changes to Climate-related Disclosures Bill

17 August 2021

Significant amendments will be made to the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill as a result of the select committee and submissions process, which reported back on 16 August.

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News (94)

Chapman Tripp takes the lead with consulting service

04 August 2021

Responding to growing demand for combined legal and advisory work, we are New Zealand’s first large law firm to offer a local team of consultants – competing head-to-head with the ‘Big Four’.

Mercury brings home Tilt’s wind farms

03 August 2021

We are pleased to have helped Mercury NZ Limited acquire all of Tilt Renewables Limited’s New Zealand assets, operations and future development options.

Auckland clubs approve amalgamation in watershed deal for the racing industry

12 July 2021

Members of the Auckland Racing Club (ARC) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of ARC and Counties Racing Club (CRC) amalgamating into a new combined club, named Auckland Thoroughbred Racing Incorporated.

Chapman Tripp help Hertz with reorganisation

09 July 2021

Leading New Zealand law firm Chapman Tripp acted as domestic counsel to the New Zealand subsidiaries of Hertz, in connection with Hertz Global Holdings Inc’s successful reorganisation and exit from bankruptcy.

Two eminent leaders named Influential Lawyers for 2021

01 July 2021

Rachel Dunne and Nicola Swan have been named Young Influencers on the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2021 list, highlighting their accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession. Dunne is also one of two exclusively recognised Lawyers for ‘Capital Markets: Equity in New Zealand’ in IFLR’s Asia Future Leaders 2021.

On ground floor with Precinct in innovative deal

21 June 2021

We are pleased to be assisting Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited in its $250m equity raising.

Chapman Tripp named New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year

18 June 2021

Our corporate and commercial team were named New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year at this year’s Australasian Law Awards.

King Honey sold to Me Today

17 June 2021

Last week, Me Today (NZX: MEE) opened its capital raise to retail investors, to help fund its $36m acquisition of King Honey announced on 31 May 2021.

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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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