Chapman Tripp has a subdued outlook for 2017 for New Zealand’s equity capital markets.
A more activist shareholder culture, more boardroom diversity, more intense accountability and enhanced disclosure requirements are among the themes identified by Chapman Tripp.
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.
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.
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