Corporate advisory and governance

Our corporate team provides pragmatic advice to our listed and unlisted clients to ensure they meet their compliance obligations and otherwise keep up to date with corporate governance developments.

We have a large team of market-leading corporate lawyers who have advised New Zealand's largest listed and unlisted companies for many years. This experience means we have advised on the full spectrum of issues that companies must deal with, and are able to offer insight into strategic initiatives, market practice and market trends.

Our work includes advice on:

  • directors' duties and liabilities (including health and safety obligations)
  • board composition and sub-committees (including charters)
  • market disclosure, insider trading and related procedures and systems
  • director and senior executive remuneration structuring and disclosure, including employee share plans and incentive arrangements, and director contracts
  • annual reports and preparation for annual general meetings and other shareholder meetings and communications
  • best practice corporate governance policies and procedures, including supporting clients to design governance frameworks to keep apace of ESG regulatory requirements and emerging ESG trends
  • New Zealand compliance issues for international companies (either directly or through our referral network of international law firms)

"We highly value the quality of their advice, documentation and due diligence processes. Their work is always commercially-focused, and they have invested in understanding our industry and business in order to best tailor their advice to support our strategic objectives."

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