Continued growth in the Māori economy off the back of what has been a tumultuous Treaty settlement process is one of the trends identified by Chapman Tripp.
Chapman Tripp has a subdued outlook for 2017 for New Zealand’s equity capital markets.
Well-governed and managed companies will continue to flourish despite increasingly proactive regulatory scrutiny and intervention in 2017.
Mergers & acquisitions volumes are holding up, both internationally and in New Zealand, despite an unexpected period of geopolitical and economic volatility.
A more activist shareholder culture, more boardroom diversity, more intense accountability and enhanced disclosure requirements are among the themes identified by Chapman Tripp.