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Agriculture is central to the economy of New Zealand, which is a large exporter of protein in the form of meat and dairy products. The dairy industry has been hit hard by falling prices on the international market, but so far banks have proved unwilling to foreclose on huge loans to the industry for fear of starting a domino effect. In contrast, tourism is booming and the country is providing incentives for film production to encourage growth in media industries.
The rebuilding of Christchurch following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 continues to be a major source of work for projects, insurance and real estate teams, although the construction phase is nearing its peak. Now, infrastructure developments in Auckland are driving many new deals.
The traditional local elite of ‘the big three’ firms – Bell Gully, Chapman Tripp and Russell McVeagh – is no longer applicable in all practice areas. The largest firm by headcount is Simpson Grierson and the importance of cross-border investment into the country has put those large firms, as well as DLA Piper New Zealand (the only firm that is part of a truly global network) and Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, at the forefront of deals concerning flows of international capital.
Boutique firms continue to flourish in certain practice areas, such as employment (SBM Legal, Dundas Street and Kiely Thompson Caisley), insurance (DAC Beachcroft New Zealand and Fee Langstone), intellectual property (AJ Park and Baldwins), and dispute resolution (Gilbert Walker and LeeSalmonLong).
Among the other full service firms that continue to show healthy growth are Anderson Lloyd, which is known for real estate and projects work, Anthony Harper, and Kensington Swan.
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In light of the European Commission’s ruling, those that have suffered as a result of the truck cartel are now able to claim damages. That being said, it is important for them to not lose sight of the statute of limitations.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is pleased to announce the admission of Aaron Roi B. Riturban and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina to the partnership.
The Limay, Bataan power project was recognized by IJGlobal as the “Best Power Deal in the Asia Pacific Region”. SyCipLaw acted as local counsel to DBS Bank Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Standard Chartered Bank, the structuring banks in the US$400 million Project Financing of a new 300MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan of SMC Consolidated Power Corp. Read more information on this transaction .
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan hosted the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) 60th International Conference last September 24-27, 2016. The Conference gathered 43 delegates from PRAC member firms in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and the United States of America. The conference program provided delegates with various learning and networking opportunities.
Bogus applicants who do not actually intend to take up a post cannot subsequently invoke anti-discrimination legislation. This comes from a ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
If the works council no longer indicates a willingness to continue negotiations to prevent collective redundancies, the employer can consider the consultation process pursuant to sec 17(2) of the Kündigungsschutzgesetz (KSchG) [German Employment Protection Act] to have come to an end.
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) held “The User’s Guide to the SIAC Rules 2016” last November 24, 2016 and the Young SIAC (YSIAC) Advocacy Workshop last November 25, 2016.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has decided not to prosecute Soma Oil and Gas regarding corruption in Somalia, due to insufficient evidence. Aziz Rahman looks at what insufficient evidence means and how to challenge prosecution allegations.
JP Morgan is paying $264M to settle allegations of bribery over its hiring of children of key Chinese decision makers to try and secure business. Aziz Rahman explains what constitutes bribery and how to prevent it.