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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 >>

Watch Yourself Online During Lockdown, Because Others Are Watching You More

Friday, 3 April 2020, 3:54 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s NZ cybersecurity lead, Nick Valentine says keep your guard up. It’s a sad fact of human nature that just as we’re all pulling together to defeat this coronavirus, others are waging war against us online. Sophisticated hackers smell ... More >>

NZ Lawyer Names Five DLA Piper Lawyers In Their Search For Rising Stars

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 3:14 pm | DLA Piper

Special Counsel Nick Valentine and Senior Associates Sam Wilson, Sophie Hudson, Shane Swinerd and Matthew Booth have been named as Rising Stars in the inaugural NZ Lawyer Rising Stars list for 2020. The NZ Lawyer Rising Stars list showcases young ... More >>

DLA Piper assists new style of investment into NZ

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:34 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has acted for Implemented Investment Solutions Limited (IIS) in the launch of three PIE funds as part of the Hobson Wealth Investment Funds Scheme. Hobson Wealth is well-known to New Zealanders as a leading private wealth advisory team; IIS is ... More >>

DLA Piper advises Seequent on acquisition of GEOSLOPE

Monday, 11 November 2019, 1:28 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has advised Accel-KKR and its portfolio company, Seequent Limited (“Seequent”), in connection with its acquisition of GEOSLOPE International Ltd. (“GEOSLOPE”), a Canadian-based company that creates integrated, geotechnical analysis software. More >>

DLA Piper celebrates 100 years of supporting women in law

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:21 am | DLA Piper

Since the 1990s, more women than men have been graduating in law, but the profession has dragged the chain in accommodating women in senior roles. That is changing, which is something to celebrate. We are delighted to have the Right Honourable Dame Helen ... More >>

DLA Piper helps establish Koura

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:50 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has acted for Kōura from inception, finessing its licensing as a managed investment scheme manager and obtaining an authorisation to provide robo-advice. DLA Piper also advised on the actual launch of the Kōura KiwiSaver vehicle. More >>

Booster Boosted

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 8:26 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper is pleased to have advised Booster on the listing of its Private Land and Property Fund (PLPF) on the main board of the NZX. More >>

DLA Piper advises Foodstuffs on its acquisition of Lee Fish

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:16 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper is delighted to have advised Foodstuffs North Island Limited on its acquisition of the business and assets of Leigh Fisheries Limited and Leigh Bait Limited. More >>

DLA Piper named finalists in 2019 ANZIIF Awards

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 3:30 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has been named as a finalist in the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards for two categories, Professional Services Firm of the Year and Excellence in Workplace Diversity & Inclusion . More >>

Be careful how loudly we blow this whistle, says DLA Piper

Friday, 13 September 2019, 3:40 pm | DLA Piper

In recent times there has been no shortage of commentary regarding whistleblowers, with the proposed amendments to the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. These are aimed at strengthening the protection available to whistleblowers in New Zealand. That ... More >>

DLA Piper partner Tracey Cross appointed to AIA Board

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 10:50 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Partner Tracey Cross as a new independent director on the AIA New Zealand board. More >>


Thursday, 29 August 2019, 5:03 pm | DLA Piper

Digital Transformation has emerged as a new 'mega-trend' where new technologies and processes are being used to fundamentally change our way of working in insurance. The key features of Digital Transformation are that it is customer centric (simplified ... More >>

The rise of ‘Workplace Communities’

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 8:48 am | DLA Piper

Real estate has been an integral driver of the global economy, but now it is having confront changing times. Uncertain business confidence, technology redefining space requirements and a strained construction market. More >>

DLA Piper number one in Female-Friendly NZ A-List

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:05 am | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has again come out on top of New Zealand’s other big law firms in the LawFuel Female-Friendly NZ Law Firm Equity A-List for 2019. More >>

Resource Management Review - the devil is in the democracy

Monday, 5 August 2019, 11:45 am | DLA Piper

The Government has released draft Terms of Reference for the Resource Management Review Panel to be chaired by the Hon. Tony Randerson QC. With him will be an expert advisory group. More >>