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Kainga Ora partners with leading banks for new shared ownership scheme for first home buyers
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, October 2021
New Zealand

With the support of two leading banks, Kāinga Ora has announced a new path to homeownership in New Zealand via a shared ownership scheme. As the country’s house prices continue to skyrocket, and homeownership for many is pushed further out of reach, the new shared ownership scheme has been designed to help lower income families into homes where they cannot save a deposit...

Stacey Shortall and Cathy Quinn recognised as leading legal influencers in power list
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2021
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Partner Stacey Shortall and Consultant Cathy Quinn have again been recognised as leading legal influencers in New Zealand in this year’s LawFuel’s Power Lawyer List. The LawFuel Power List, in its fifth year of publication, is a list of the country’s top 50 most powerful and influential lawyers...

Traction on Demand acquires New Zealand-headquartered Trineo
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2021
New Zealand

North America’s largest dedicated Salesforce consulting and application development firm, Traction on Demand (headquartered in Canada) has acquired the business and assets of New Zealand-headquartered Salesforce partner, Trineo...

Top law firm named New Zealand Firm of the Year at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2021
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ leadership of greater gender diversity and gender initiatives in the legal profession was again recognised at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2021, with the firm taking out the award for New Zealand Firm of the Year, along with National Firm of the Year for Gender Diversity and Talent Management...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts advises on Allegro Funds’ acquisition of Toll Global Express
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2021
New Zealand

Leading New Zealand law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts has, together with Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia, advised Australasia’s most-awarded and largest transformation and turnaround private equity firm, Allegro Funds, on its acquisition of Toll Global Express (TGE). It is a landmark deal for Allegro and the culmination of months of work...

Stacey Shortall honoured as distinguished alumni by Victoria University of Wellington
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2021
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Partner Stacey Shortall has joined Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s distinguished alumni, after being named as a Distinguished Alumni Award winner – one of only six selected in the biennial award process...

US global investment firm KKR set to acquire leading New Zealand transport company, Ritchies Transport
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2021
New Zealand

Global investment firm, KKR has reached agreement to buy New Zealand bus and coach company, Ritchies Transport. Ritchies Transport, founded in 1935 and with its origins in South Canterbury, is one of the largest transport providers in New Zealand, with a fleet of more than 1,600 vehicles and a network of 42 strategically located depots across the country...

Australian e-commerce leader, Global Marketplace, set to acquire New Zealand owned GrabOne
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2021
New Zealand

Tanarra Capital backed Global Marketplace, which owns e-commerce events business Click Frenzy, online marketplace Click Central and publisher and e-commerce data platform Power Retail, has reached agreement to buy GrabOne’s business and assets from NZME, the New Zealand owned media and entertainment company, for NZD17.5 million...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts named as a finalist in multiple categories at New Zealand Law Awards 2021
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2021
New Zealand

Leading law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, has been named as a finalist in multiple categories including Large Law Firm of the Year and Employer of Choice in this year’s New Zealand Law Awards. Senior Associate Stephanie de Groot has also been nominated for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year...

Transforming legal services through client centred design
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2021
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is participating in the College of Law’s Centre for Legal Innovation, Innovation Incubator program 2021/22. The Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI) is a legal industry-focused think tank for Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific...

Leading law firm’s commitment to progressing diversity and gender equality recognised
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2021
New Zealand

For the fifth consecutive year, MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ commitment to progressing diversity and gender equality in the legal profession has been recognised by the prestigious Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards...

Top tier law firm recognises its exceptional people in mid-year promotions
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, July 2021
New Zealand

Market leading law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts has promoted three lawyers to Senior Associate as part of its mid-year promotions, further bolstering the firm’s prominence across the tax, construction and dispute resolution practices. Chief Executive Andrew Poole says: “As a partnership, we are committed to recognising talent and creating pathways for our people to achieve their career goals...

Silvana Schenone named New Zealand Dealmaker at Australasian Law Awards 2021
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, June 2021
New Zealand

Head of Corporate and Partner Silvana Schenone’s exceptional deal making skills were once again applauded at this year’s Australasian Law Awards. Silvana Schenone was named New Zealand Dealmaker of the Year at the prestigious awards. The highly contested award recognises Silvana’s expertise as a M&A and ECM lawyer, leading MinterEllisonRuddWatts Corporate practice...

Digital Identity NZ Releases Report Addressing Identity Verification for AML/CFT Purposes
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2020
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is proud to have worked alongside Digital Identity NZ (a New Zealand Tech Alliance member) (DINZ), providing the legal input into DINZ’s report, “The reliance and reuse of identity verification for AML/CFT purposes” (Report). At this stage, the Report has been released to DINZ members and selected other parties...

Top Law Firm Named National Leader for Gender Diversity and Inclusion
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2020
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ leadership towards greater gender diversity and gender initiatives in the legal profession was again recognised at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2020, with the firm taking out the award for New Zealand Firm of the Year for Gender Diversity for the fourth year in a row...

Leading Law Firm Recognised for Exceptional Deal Making at New Zealand Law Awards
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2020
New Zealand

Top law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, was awarded excellence awards for Large Law Firm of the Year and Employer of Choice at the New Zealand Law Awards 2020 last night...

New Zealand’s first primary sector consortium launches
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020
New Zealand

Trust Alliance New Zealand (TANZ), the country’s first national blockchain consortium focused on the primary sector, launched this week drawing significant media interest. The consortium, that aims to provide a platform for sharing data, uses blockchain to add reliability, security, and transparency to supply chains...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Co-Founded AI Innovator, McCarthyFinch, to Sell Business
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020
New Zealand

Leading AI business, McCarthyFinch, is selling its business to Onit, a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract lifecycle management and workflow automation. McCarthyFinch was co-founded by top tier law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2017...

Top Law Firm Recognised for its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ leadership of gender diversity initiatives in the legal profession has again been recognised by the prestigious Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2020...

Cathy Quinn ONZM appointed to Fonterra Board
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020
New Zealand

Congratulations to MinterEllisonRuddWatts consultant, Cathy Quinn ONZM, on being appointed to the board of Fonterra – one of the top six dairy companies in the world by turnover and the leading exporter of dairy products and responsible for more than a third of international dairy trade...

New Zealand Merino Announces Capital Raising and Share Buy-Back
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, October 2020
New Zealand

Award winning international marketer and seller of premium ethical wool, New Zealand Merino Company Limited (NZM) has launched a capital raising and share buy-back to support future growth, with MinterEllisonRuddWatts advising...

Stacey Shortall Named Women of Influence Awards Finalist
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2020
New Zealand

Congratulations to Partner Stacey Shortall for being named as a finalist in the Board and Management category of this year’s Women of Influence Awards. The awards are an annual celebration of New Zealand’s high-achieving women, with 81 finalists chosen for their strength, scope and the impact of their actions in 10 categories...

Leading Law Firm Named as a Finalist in Multiple Categories at the New Zealand Law Awards 2020
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2020
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is proud to be named as a finalist for the Large Law Firm of the Year, Deal Team of the Year and Employer of Choice categories in this year’s New Zealand Law Awards, along with several finalist deal nominations. Senior Associate Igor Drinkovic has also been nominated for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year...

Top Tier Firm Advises on MediaWorks Strategic Sale
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2020
New Zealand

Leading law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts advised MediaWorks on its sale agreement to sell MediaWorks TV to Discovery Inc (Discovery), a global leader of ‘real-life’ entertainment...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Named Top Deal Team at Australasian Law Awards 2020
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2020
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ deal making skills have been applauded at this year’s Australasian Law Awards...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts moves to new PwC Tower, Commercial Bay
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2020
New Zealand

Leading law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts relocates its Auckland office to a new purpose-built work space in the PwC Tower at Commercial Bay today. The firm’s Auckland office, comprising 245 people, occupies three and a half floors of the new PwC Tower, joining other leading professional services firms in the 39-level office development...

Leading law firm named as an employer of choice
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, July 2020
New Zealand

Leading law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts has been named as a top workplace in the NZ Lawyer Employer of Choice 2020 list. The list recognises workplaces leading the way with policies, programs and initiatives that engage staff in 11 areas including career progression, leadership, employee health and wellbeing, communication, access to technology and resources...

Game Changing Law Firm Named in NZ Lawyer Innovative Firms 2020
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2020
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts has again been recognised as one of the country’s most innovative firms in the NZ Lawyer Innovative Firms 2020 Report. Now in its second year, the Innovative Firms Report, released today, showcases New Zealand law firms at the forefront of change and innovation...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts named as New Zealand Law Firm of the Year by Chambers
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2020
New Zealand

Leading law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, has been named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2020 – it’s the second time the firm has held the prestigious award in four years...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Advises Resource Management Service, LLC on Sale of New Zealand Forestry Assets
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2020
New Zealand

One of the world’s largest providers of timberland investment services, Resource Management Service, LLC (RMS), has sold its Wellington based forestry business to CFPC (Singapore) Pte Limited, part of China Forestry Group Corporation. Leading law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts advised RMS on the sale, alongside Resolute Advisory, an independent M&A advisory firm headquartered in Melbourne...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts legal talent recognised by Best Lawyers®
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2020
New Zealand

Leading law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ lawyers have again been recognised as top talents in the latest edition of Best Lawyers® with 32 of the firm’s partners listed as best in their fields in the 2021 guide for New Zealand. Two of the firm’s partners have also taken top honours, being named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2021...

Iwi-owned Go Bus to be acquired by leading Australian transport operator
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020
New Zealand

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation and Tainui Group Holdings have agreed to the sale of public transport company, Go Bus, to Melbourne-based industry operator, Kinetic. Go Bus is one of New Zealand’s largest public transport operators with operations across the country including in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin...

Stacey Shortall named Social Mobility Lawyer of the Year for Asia-Pacific
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020
New Zealand

Congratulations to Partner Stacey Shortall, named Social Mobility Lawyer of the Year at the inaugural Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: Asia-Pacific 2020 announced in Mumbai, India last night...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts grows partnership with 10 promotions, including five new partners
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, February 2020
New Zealand

Leading New Zealand law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts has welcomed 2020 with 10 new senior appointments, comprising five new partners, one special counsel and four senior associates. The firm has brought through four new partners in the corporate, construction, dispute resolution and real estate practice groups...

Top Asia-Pacific leaders at MinterEllisonRuddWatts
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, January 2020
New Zealand

Prestigious international legal directory, The Legal 500 has awarded MinterEllisonRuddWatts it top ranking across 11 practice areas in its Asia Pacific guide for 2020, and has highly recommended in the firm’s remaining two practice areas...

Pan Pac branches out with first forestry standing consent
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, October 2019
New Zealand

Hawkes Bay based and Japanese owned forestry and timber products company Pan Pac Forest Products Limited has received the first forestry standing consent under the Overseas Investment Act, with top law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts advising throughout the process...

MMC to acquire Aegis from ASB
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, October 2019
New Zealand

Investment administration specialist MMC is set to acquire ASB’s private wealth administration and custody business after signing a sale and purchase agreement with ASB yesterday. The acquisition of Aegis Limited and Custodial Services Limited will help expand MMC’s service offering in the financial services administration sector...

New Zealand’s first ESG loan secured with MinterEllisonRuddWatts advising
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2019
New Zealand

Pioneering New Zealand-based nutritional milk producer Synlait has entered into the country’s first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) linked loan, with innovative law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts advising Synlait on the finance arrangements...

New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2019
New Zealand

McCarthyFinch and MinterEllisonRuddWatts announce authorDOCS™ Business Edition – an artificial intelligence (AI) powered legaltech tool delivering faster contract drafting and review...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Advises TOMRA in Acquisition of BBC Technologies
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2018
New Zealand

Norwegian-listed company, TOMRA has announced it has acquired BBC Technologies – a Hamilton based, but globally focused, developer and manufacturer of leading fruit sorting technology...

Kraft Heinz acquires food and coffee business of Cerebos Pacific
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2017
New Zealand

MinterEllison and MinterEllisonRuddWatts advised The Kraft Heinz Company on its acquisition of Cerebos Pacific Ltd’s food and instant coffee business, including iconic brands Gravox, SAXA, Fountain and Foster Clark’s. Cerebos Pacific is a Singaporean subsidiary of Japan’s Suntory Beverage & Food...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Short Listed in Five Categories for Firm’s Diversity by Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, October 2017
New Zealand

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ leadership towards greater gender diversity in the legal profession has seen the firm shortlisted for five categories in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards. The awards celebrate the advancement of women in the legal industry in the Asia-Pacific region, with firms from New Zealand, Australia and greater Asia competing to take top honours...

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Advises on Major New Zealand Telecomm Network Sharing Arrangement
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2017
New Zealand

Three of New Zealand’s largest telecommunications companies – 2degrees, Spark and Vodafone – will work together to improve internet connectivity in rural areas and fix mobile blackspots along main highways and key tourist spots...

MEttle Issue Eight
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2017
New Zealand

Strategy is an often over-used word, but we stand at a point in New Zealand's history when it has never been more necessary. In this issue of MEttle we ask leaders of our political, economic, educational and environmental institutions, including Prime Minister Bill English and Sir Ralph Norris, about their strategies...

Evolve Education Lists on the NZX and ASX
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, January 2015
New Zealand

Evolve Education, incorporated in May 2014, has acquired all the shares in Lollipops Educare Holdings Limited, which owns and operates 30 early childhood education (ECE) centres; all the shares in the PORSE group of companies; and has contracted to acquire a further 55 ECE centres and other related businesses...

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Namerd 'Large Law Firm of the Year' at the New Zealand Law Awards
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, November 2012
New Zealand

We are proud to announce that on 1 November 2012 we were awarded the Large Law Firm of the year at the New Zealand Law Awards, held in Auckland...

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts nominated for NZ Deal Team of the Year
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, November 2012
New Zealand

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts has been named as a finalist at this year's ALB Australasian Law Awards. The firm’s Corporate and Commercial team is in the running for the NZ Deal Team of the Year Award from a pool of five finalists. Deal teams are judged on the quantity, quality, importance and innovativeness of their deal involvement during calendar year 2011...

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and Lane Neave align to help get Christchurch moving
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, September 2012
New Zealand

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and Lane Neave have formed an alliance that will provide Christchurch with the ability to access the combined benefit of a highly respected local law firm with the scale and contacts of a national firm, which also has global reach through the Minter Ellison Legal Group...

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts named as Best New Zealand Firm for Women in Business Law
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, September 2012
New Zealand

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts has won a clean sweep of the New Zealand firm awards at the prestigious Euromoney Australasia Women in Business Law Awards which took place last night at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel. Namely: Best New Zealand Firm for Women in Business Award, as well as the City Award for Auckland and Wellington...

Tegel Foods investment named Private Equity Deal of the Year
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, January 2012
New Zealand

The 2011 deal of the year in the private equity industry has gone to Australian-based Pacific Equity Partners which sold out this year from Tegel Foods. The inaugural NZ Venture Capital Association awards were judged by an independent industry expert with entries based on return to investors and the company's financial performance...

 

 


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