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Tensions in pricing

28 September 2020

COVID-19 has exacerbated tensions in pricing.  The Official Cash Rate is at a record low with negative rates looming. RBNZ may have delayed its capital adequacy reforms, but uncertainty and risk of borrower default mean that pricing hasn’t dropped and margins remain higher.

Governance and administration

23 September 2020

The changing landscape in trust practice has seen a shift towards strengthening beneficiaries’ rights and away from settlor influence while placing increasing demands on trustees.

UK business interruption insurance test case

23 September 2020

The High Court in London has ruled largely in favour of the insured parties in an important COVID-related business interruption insurance test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Climate risk reporting for NZX firms and finance sector

17 September 2020

The Government has confirmed it will be requiring climate-related financial risk reporting – on a ‘comply or explain’ basis – for listed corporates and major financial institutions.

Trustee accountability, liability and indemnities

16 September 2020

One of the most significant trends in trust law in recent times has been the growing awareness amongst beneficiaries of their rights to hold trustees accountable for their actions.

Gauging the winds of change

11 September 2020

The Election Survey shows that amongst the business community there is appetite to embrace these challenging times as an opportunity, and usher in policy and legislative change to facilitate economic recovery.

Duties of trustees

09 September 2020

The Trusts Act 2019 sets out five “mandatory duties” of trustees, which cannot be modified or excluded in any trust, and ten “default duties” which can be modified or excluded by the terms of the trust deed.

Disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries

02 September 2020

One of the most significant changes to trust law in New Zealand under the new Trusts Act 2019 is in relation to the disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries.

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Pip England appointed Chief Executive Partner

22 September 2020

Chapman Tripp has appointed Pip England as the firm’s new Chief Executive Partner, succeeding Nick Wells.

Mercury's new green bond and green financing framework

15 September 2020

Chapman Tripp and Mercury today jointly celebrate New Zealand’s first new retail green bond of 2020, totalling $200 million.

Will COVID-19 and climate change make NZ more litigious?

27 August 2020

Read our latest Trends & Insights publication including observations across class actions, litigation funding, climate change-related disputes and the changing environment for access to the courts.

Certified commitment to environmental sustainability

14 August 2020

We meet the requirements of Toitū's carbonreduce® certification programme, having measured our GHG emissions. We are committed to managing and reducing our carbon footprint.

A dynamic and fresh look for Chapman Tripp

07 August 2020

Today is a significant milestone for Chapman Tripp as the firm unveils its dynamic and refreshed look – a modernised visual identity that better reflects the firm’s vision, strategy and people.

Finance partner recognised as Market Person of the Year

28 July 2020

Ross Pennington has been recognised by KangaNews for his contribution to the development of the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.

Over $2.35b capital raised with equity capital markets experts

01 July 2020

Our equity capital markets team has advised clients on capital raisings totalling over $2.35b since NZX Regulation released its COVID-19 relief package.

Generating social and environmental benefits alongside financial return

26 June 2020

We are proud to have advised NZGIF on its investment to help Wellington’s port decarbonise – the first to benefit from NZGIF’s $100m in investment capital.

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