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DLA Piper Strengthens Banking & Finance Offering In New Zealand With New Partner Hire

Monday, 5 April 2021, 4:00 pm | DLA Piper

Global law firm DLA Piper announces the appointment of new Auckland based partner, Rachel Brown. Rachel is a specialist banking and finance lawyer and joins Michael Thompson and Katie Carson. Rachel was recognised as a 'rising star' earlier this ... More >>

DLA Piper Advises Accel-KKR And Seequent On The Sale Of Seequent Group

Friday, 2 April 2021, 4:39 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has advised Accel-KKR and its portfolio company, Seequent Holdings Limited on the sale of Seequent Holdings Limited to Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY) for ~NZD 1.46 billion (USD 1.05 billion). Seequent, head-quartered in Christchurch, ... More >>

New AI Technology By DLA Piper Helps To Detect Cartel Activity

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 8:42 am | DLA Piper

Global law firm DLA Piper announces the launch of Aiscension, a ground-breaking AI-enabled service designed to find cartel risks within corporations. Aiscension revolutionises risk detection by combining DLA Piper’s legal know-how with cutting-edge AI technology ... More >>

Global Regulators Taking A Hard-line Approach To Data Protection, Finds Law Firm DLA Piper

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:48 pm | DLA Piper

We are only just into 2021 but already privacy and cybersecurity are back on the radar as essential issues facing New Zealand businesses, with the high-profile data breach affecting the Reserve Bank. A DLA Piper global survey makes sobering reading: ... More >>

Capital Shift For DLA Piper

Monday, 18 January 2021, 12:46 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has moved its Wellington office into new waterfront premises in the Deloitte building. DLA Piper's New Zealand Country Managing Partner, Martin Wiseman, says “Our move in Wellington is another exciting step in our firm's ongoing pursuit ... More >>

DLA Piper Partner With The Prince’s Trust New Zealand To Launch Head Start

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:56 am | DLA Piper

21 December 2020 – Global law firm DLA Piper have launched Head Start in New Zealand, a global social mobility initiative that improves access to and increases diversity within the legal profession. The Head Start programme supports talented young people ... More >>

DLA Piper And Aldersgate DLS Launch TOKO

Friday, 6 November 2020, 9:34 am | DLA Piper

Global law firm DLA Piper in collaboration with Aldersgate DLS (Digital Ledger Solutions), has launched TOKO, a unique tokenisation engine and vital component in the digital asset ecosystem. Developed with Aldersgate DLS, TOKO provides smart contract functionality ... More >>

DLA Piper Assists Happy Valley Nutrition To Secure Overseas Investment Office Consent

Monday, 2 November 2020, 3:34 pm | DLA Piper

Global law firm DLA Piper has assisted premium dairy product manufacturer Happy Valley Nutrition Limited (ASX:HVM) to secure Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent for the freehold acquisition of over 300 hectares of sensitive land at Otorohanga, ... More >>

DLA Piper Advises Discovery Inc. On Its Acquisition Of MediaWorks TV

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:34 am | DLA Piper

17 September 2020 – Global law firm DLA Piper has advised media giant Discovery Inc. on its agreement to purchase MediaWorks' TV business, comprising of: free-to-air channels, Three, Bravo, Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV; streaming ... More >>

DLA Piper Boasts Four Young Private Practice Lawyer Of The Year Finalists At NZ Law Awards

Monday, 14 September 2020, 4:13 pm | DLA Piper

14 September 2020 – Global Law Firm DLA Piper has four senior lawyers named as finalists in the 2020 New Zealand Law Awards for the Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year category. Finalists for this category are selected based on the quantity, ... More >>

DLA Piper Moves To The PwC Tower At Commercial Bay

Monday, 7 September 2020, 10:36 am | DLA Piper

 Global law firm DLA Piper is moving its Auckland office to new premises in the PwC Tower in Commercial Bay on 7 September 2020. DLA Piper's New Zealand Country Managing Partner, Martin Wiseman, says “I’m incredibly excited to be shifting ... More >>

DLA Piper Appoints Three New Partners

Friday, 28 August 2020, 4:23 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has promoted three new partners, Emma Moran, Nick Valentine and David Johnston. Nick Valentine has extensive experience in, and is regularly quoted on, technology transactions and data protection/cybersecurity advisory work. He has a More >>

DLA Piper And LCM Collaborate With New Third-party Funder For DLA Piper Clients

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 8:58 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has entered into a non-exclusive arrangement with publicly listed disputes financier Litigation Capital Management (LCM), and a newly formed litigation funder, Aldersgate Funding Limited to offer clients of DLA Piper access to £150m for funding ... More >>

DLA Piper Recognised In NZ Lawyer's 2020 Employer Of Choice List

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 12:50 pm | DLA Piper

22 July 2020 – DLA Piper is delighted to be included in NZ Lawyer's 2020 Employer of Choice list . The list showcases New Zealand legal employers that are leading the way with policies and initiatives that engage their people. Key areas include ... More >>

GOOOOAL! DLA Piper Advises On Successful FIFA Women’s World Cup Bid

Friday, 10 July 2020, 11:01 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper New Zealand is thrilled to announce its role in the best kind of own goal - the successful trans-Tasman AsOne bid to secure co-hosting of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. DLA Piper worked alongside the Auckland Council Legal Services Team to ... More >>

DLA Piper Provides Asia Pacific Support To GirlBoss Edge

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 11:09 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has partnered with GirlBoss Edge to support New Zealand's next generation of young female leaders with an interest in Law, Policy and Government. As some countries and businesses emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic in better shape than others, global ... More >>

The Stark Reality: Keep It Simple, Disclose

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 2:18 pm | DLA Piper

The NZX has issued extra guidance for listed companies during the Covid-19 crisis. The obligation ‘to disclose material information promptly and without delay’ is always in the forefront of directors’ minds, to ensure that there is no information ... More >>

DLA Piper Lawyers Included In The Best Lawyers In New Zealand 2021 Edition

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 3:22 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper is delighted to announce the inclusion of eleven of our lawyer's in the Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2021 Edition Awards. Now in its 12th edition, the Best Lawyers in New Zealand awards are based entirely on peer review. This peer-review ... More >>

The Devil In The Detail Of Debt Hibernation

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 4:57 pm | DLA Piper

The Government is moving to safeguard businesses from insolvency with 'safe harbour' legislation for directors’ liabilities and a business debt hibernation regime. Practically, the business debt hibernation regime will see company directors seeking ... More >>

Potential Traps For Businesses In Government Bailout?

Friday, 3 April 2020, 4:06 pm | DLA Piper

I want to start with applause for the Government’s wage subsidy; it’s a great lifeline for business and employees, 580,000 of them at last count. But a package designed to ease anxiety itself contains anxieties. The provisions need clarity. ... More >>