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World Watch – International Law and New Zealand

01 July 2022

Chapman Tripp published its inaugural World Watch in mid-2021. Since then, the international legal system has faced its biggest challenge since World War II, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

Conduct of Institutions Bill now law

01 July 2022

The newly passed Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Act introduces a fair conduct and licensing regime for financial institutions, principally by requiring financial institutions to implement a fair conduct programme. The Act also allows for the regulation and banning of incentives paid to intermediaries.

Proposed class action and litigation funding regime

28 June 2022

The Law Commission has released its final recommendations to create a statutory class action regime and to regulate litigation funding in New Zealand. Decisions on whether to legislate, and when, now sit with the Government.

Matariki – a time for businesses to reflect

23 June 2022

The origins of Matariki and its recognition as a herald of the Māori New Year are embedded in Māori philosophy and science, with links to similar traditions across the Pacific.

The axe hasn't fallen... Insolvency and restructuring trends ahead

22 June 2022

Here we are, a little over two years since New Zealand was first put into lockdown, and early predictions of widespread business failure have not eventuated – at least, not yet.

Global R&I perspective: Allen & Overy

22 June 2022

Finance Special Counsel Joshua Jones speaks to David Walter at Allen & Overy Sydney on the practicalities of the safe harbour and what the future of insolvency law in New Zealand might look like.

Law reform: Will we allow stay and fight to become cut and run?

22 June 2022

The worst may be yet to come as businesses battle high inflation, rising interest rates, and continuing supply chain disruption while withdrawing from the protection of the business assistance package.

Mainzeal and the future of director liability

22 June 2022

The Supreme Court heard the Mainzeal appeals and cross appeal in March 2022.  The judgment may be some time away, but is expected to have a significant impact on directors’ liability under the Companies Act 1993 for years to come – or until the sections are revisited by Parliament.

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News (123)

Assisting Oceania on sustainability-linked loan

05 July 2022

We are pleased to have assisted retirement village operator Oceania Healthcare Limited with a $500m sustainability-linked loan, and with developing a sustainable finance framework.

Milestone achieved on diversity and inclusion programme with Rainbow Tick

30 June 2022

Having received a preliminary pass in December last year, we have met the criteria to be certified with the Rainbow Tick, signifying our ongoing dedication to ensuring our people can be their authentic selves in the workplace.

Celebrating eight new senior associates

16 June 2022

Julia Adams, Liora Bercovitch, William Cheyne, Richard Hutchison, Tom Jemson, Rachael Jones, Guy Jones, and Rosa McPhee have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

New Zealand’s longest serving law firm partner retires

31 May 2022

Arthur Young, a law veteran and Chapman Tripp senior partner, enters his retirement after 65 years of service to New Zealand’s legal profession.

Breaking into 1st division for sustainable finance

18 May 2022

New Zealand is currently a not-so-fast follower in global terms for sustainable finance. Even though on an upward trajectory, other countries are setting a cracking pace.

Time for directors to bring their best game to the board

11 May 2022

“Any director who thought that, once the world entered post-pandemic mode, things would settle down and life would be easier – will be well and truly disabused of that notion by now.”

Inspiring young people to take action for the environment

27 April 2022

Following three successful pilots, BLAKE is expanding delivery of its Explorers programme across Auckland in 2022 with support from Chapman Tripp.

Helping Precinct Properties to next stage

19 April 2022

We are pleased to have assisted Precinct Properties New Zealand (NZX: PCT) to achieve a ground-changing strategic partnership with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.

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Podcasts (25)

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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