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DLA Piper New Zealand

DLA PIPER TOWER, LEVEL 22, 205 QUEEN STREET, AUCKLAND 1010, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 303 2019
Fax:
Fax +64 9 303 2311
Email:
Web:
https://www.dlapiper.com
DLA Piper New Zealand, Martin Wiseman, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Martin Wiseman

Tel:
Work +64 9 300 3825
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Partner, Corporate and M&A

Position

Martin is a senior partner with wide experience in corporate, commercial and insolvency law. He has advised some of New Zealand's largest and best-known businesses on complex transactions, as well as on their day-to-day legal needs. Martin is currently Chairman of the New Zealand Board of DLA Piper New Zealand. He was at the forefront of the integration of the Australian and New Zealand businesses with DLA Piper. As client relationship manager for Starship Foundation, Martin is a board member of Starship Foundation. He is also a committee member (and secretary of) the Lake Tarawera Ratepayers' Association, which aims to preserve for all the unique environment and water quality of Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty. For further information, please view: https://www.dlapiper.co.nz/people/martin-wiseman

Career

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1984

Member

New Zealand Law Society; Institute of Directors (full director accreditation)

Education

LLB, University of Auckland, 1983


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Martin Wiseman - DLA Piper New Zealand

Within: Corporate and M&A

The firm 'meets or exceeds our expectations', says a major corporate client of DLA Piper New Zealand, which not only works on significant cross-border deals as part of its global network, but also acts in large domestic transactions. Auckland-based Martin Thomson, who frequently advises overseas companies and funds on their investments in the forestry, agriculture, dairy, meat processing, wine and food manufacturing sectors, and Wellington-based financial and insurance sector corporate specialist Rachel Taylor  lead the practice. Taylor acted for Libra Partners in its acquisition of a stake in Tenon Clearwood. Thomson is the key partner in the firm's foreign investment practice and with 'highly regarded M&A lawyer' Reuben Woods frequently acts for Chinese clients investing in New Zealand. In Auckland, Martin Wiseman is 'an excellent corporate lawyer, very committed to client service'. He advised Visa on the NZ$150m acquisition of payments solutions provider Fraedom Holdings.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
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