12 September 2016 Michael Arthur, Partner Michael Harper, Partner Daniel Kalderimis, Partner Hamish Foote, Partner
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking submissions by 7 October on recommendations from the Insolvency Working Group.
We canvass the issues. Michael Arthur of Chapman Tripp is a member of the Working Group.
02 September 2016 Roger Wallis, Partner ＆ Chairman of the Board Geof Shirtcliffe, Partner Alister McDonald, Partner Rachel Dunne, Partner Josh Blackmore, Partner Fiona Bennett, Partner
The NZX review of its Corporate Governance Code, now in the final stages of what has been a meticulous process, is shaping up as a big event.
NZX received 45 written submissions and interviewed 15 small to medium sized issuers. It has accepted the substance of the responses, giving some issues a shove, some a push, some a gentle nudge and setting some aside for later.
The result is a fairly substantial revision, which will help raise governance standards, sometimes in ways that will be challenging for some organisations, but which will be manageable at boardroom level and positive for ‘NZ Inc’.
31 August 2016 Roger Wallis, Partner ＆ Chairman of the Board Alister McDonald, Partner Geof Shirtcliffe, Partner Josh Blackmore, Partner Rachel Dunne, Partner
The reform directions indicated in the consultation paper on the review of the NZX Corporate Governance Code represent a significant step forward with further progress to come, says Chapman Tripp Partner Geof Shirtcliffe.
30 August 2016 Garth Gallaway, Partner Marie Wisker, Senior Associate Geoff Carter, Special Counsel
An Australian builder has been fined AUD$12,500 for the systematic bullying of a young apprentice.
He has also suffered significant reputational damage as the case has been widely reported in Australia and has also had coverage in New Zealand and the UK.
26 August 2016 Catherine Somerville-Frost, Partner Paula Brosnahan, Partner Luke Hinchey, Partner Joanna Bain, Senior Associate Jill Gregory, Senior Associate
The Auckland Council has signed off on the great majority of the recommendations from the Independent Hearings Panel and has adopted a Unitary Plan with the scope to transform New Zealand’s biggest city.
Early planning in the next few weeks will be important to successfully managing the new consenting risks and opportunities that the Plan will create.