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NZX/ASX Top 50 Funding Composition Trends & Insights 2023

23 March 2023

The Top 50 NZX and Top 50 ASX listed companies will face distinct funding challenges this year in a ‘Chicken Licken’ market, infused with a sense of impending catastrophe.

AI - not an “inventor”?

21 March 2023

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are beginning to see the creation of new works of design and technology without meaningful human involvement. Such advances raise questions about the place of AI in intellectual property frameworks.

Power purchase agreements – to sleeve or not to sleeve?

06 March 2023

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy projects are becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand as a tool to secure upfront funding.

Top ESG risks for boards and management in 2023

20 February 2023

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks will continue to rise in importance for boards and management in 2023. The landscape for business is changing rapidly, with a sharp focus on exposure to climate change and extreme weather, biodiversity, and stakeholder and iwi engagement.

Dual-listed a2 not required to do battle on both sides of the ditch

15 February 2023

a2 Milk Company Limited has succeeded in winning a stay of a class action in New Zealand that concerned alleged market disclosure breaches already being litigated by shareholders in Australia.

Engage then exclude: global investment and NZ investors

03 February 2023

Investment stewardship, also known as active ownership, is seeing a wave of investors – both asset owners and managers – seeking to create long-term value not just for shareholders, but also the environment and society.

Robust cyber security protection - the must-have for 2023

24 January 2023

The recent comments of the Privacy Commissioner highlight a serious issue for companies in 2023. The Commissioner reported a 41% increase in “serious harm” privacy breach notifications in the first half of the current financial year compared to the first half of the previous financial year.

International trade trends & insights 2022

19 December 2022

International trade in 2022 – a year of increasing divisions along geopolitical lines, rising protectionism, and rising ESG awareness

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Funding in a difficult market – NZX/ASX Top 50 analysis

23 March 2023

Our latest NZX/ASX Top 50 Funding Composition Trends & Insights reports that listed companies will face distinct funding challenges this year in a “Chicken Licken” market infused with a sense of impending catastrophe.

Two Senior Associates recognised by NZ Lawyer as Rising Stars

28 February 2023

We are delighted that Janko Marcetic and Tom Jemson have been recognised as Rising Stars by NZ Lawyer.

Chapman Tripp advises on duo of international social bond offers, including world first orange bond

16 December 2022

Chapman Tripp has assisted on two leading-edge international social bond offers closing within a week of each other, from Impact Investment Exchange and International Finance Corporation.

Chapman Tripp assists Fonterra with Nestlé partnership to develop net zero carbon dairy farm

14 December 2022

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Fonterra on its new partnership arrangements with Nestlé, designed to help reduce New Zealand’s on-farm emissions and help both companies accelerate progress towards their greenhouse gas emission goals.

Chapman Tripp creates Director role to support growing Climate, Sustainability and ESG practice

08 December 2022

Chapman Tripp is delighted to announce that Kate Wilson Butler has been appointed as Director of our Climate, Sustainability and ESG practice.

Congratulations to our new Senior Solicitors

01 December 2022

We are delighted to have appointed nine new Senior Solicitors. Justin Kim, Andrea Curcio Lamas, Harry Pye, Emma Littlewood, Alexandra Bensemann, Stephanie Knowler, Ash Hebden, Ffion Davies, and Jun Kim have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

Chapman Tripp awarded New Zealand Law Firm of the Year for the seventh year running

29 November 2022

Chapman Tripp has won New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 KangaNews Awards for the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.

Hard slog for infrastructure

21 November 2022

The New Zealand infrastructure sector is facing exceptional challenges – economic, financial, environmental, logistical and regulatory – as the Government seeks to create a more sustainable and climate resilient economy in a world which is becoming less predictable.

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Podcasts (27)

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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