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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
07 February 2024
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.
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).
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.
30 November 2023
Chapman Tripp is delighted to announce the appointment of 12 new Senior Solicitors, effective 1 December, 2023.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 April 2022
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.
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.
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.