Baker McKenzie adds senior tech strength to global M&A team

Leif King joins the firm from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom where he was head of the M&A/corporate practice in the Silicon Valley. With more than 20 years of experience, King represents clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, activist investor situations, recapitalizations, spin-offs and strategic […]

Regulation key building block to drone integration in NZ, gov’t says

The Ministry of Transport’s Taking Flight: An aviation system for the automated age report said that New Zealand is a world leader in unmanned aircraft because of its reputation as a safety regulator, its “open for business” mentality, and its risk-based regulatory regime. It said that the country wants to retain these advantages and remain […]

This Month In Law

As always we have had some pretty big changes to the law in New Zealand for this month. In employment law, we’re looking at some positive changes with parental leave payments, and more flexibility for raising a grievance in certain situations for workers. In the rest of New Zealand law, changes to privacy is on […]

Biosecurity Act 1993 to be updated

“There are growing concerns between the regulators and stakeholders over what the biosecurity system should achieve, and how it should operate. Including increasing expectations that the system can achieve a level of protection that eliminates risk, and a belief that any incursion is a failure of the biosecurity system. Internationally, our trading partners have expressed […]