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Kalifa Review of UK Fintech: Should New Zealand Take a Similar Approach?
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2021

he recently published “Kalifa Review of UK Fintech” (Kalifa Review) is the result of an independent review that began in July 2020, with the objects of supporting growth and widespread adoption of fintech in the UK, and maintaining the UK’s global fintech reputation. The Kalifa Review can also be seen as a call to action for New Zealand: to take a similar approach to maintain and grow a competitive position in the global fintech market as well as reaping the benefits that come from becoming a more attractive jurisdiction to such players...

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A Year of Long Tails and Shop Windows
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2020

The direction of travel in M&A activity and litigation in 2021 Coming to the end of what can safely be described as an unprecedented year, we look ahead to 2021, alive to the fact that predictions are, at best, difficult. While we are currently sailing in relatively calm waters, with economic indicators better than predicted, most commentators agree that a storm is approaching. We simply do not know when or how it will hit. Mergers and acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will be driven by sector and business fundamentals plus a need for good returns...

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Ship Building: Expanding Mercy – Mercy Ships Nears Completion of the MV Global Mercy
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

Research has continuously emphasised the increasing need for medical and surgical care around the world, especially in Africa. More than 5 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe surgeries, and now with the impacts of COVID-19, the global backlog of surgical care has escalated. Along with the Africa Mercy, the Global Mercy™ will change numerous lives by providing free essential surgery, medical training and mentoring, all of which will significantly impact the healthcare capacity of the Sub-Saharan region...

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Lessons for Technology from COVID-19: M&A Transactions for Digital Assets
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

Disruptive events tend to accelerate existing trends, and COVID-19 is no exception. Technology is transforming the way businesses operate, the products and services they offer and is reshaping the global M&A landscape – and the speed of adoption is significant. Data from a study published by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on the constituents of the S&P Global 1200 (the world’s largest public companies) indicates that the S&P Global 1200’s spending on digital/tech assets almost doubled between 2013 and 2014 and doubled again over the following two year period, rising to a new high in 2017 of US$258 billion...

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Contracting in a COVID-19 World
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

We may be tired of talking about COVID-19, but contractual and project risk associated with the pandemic is still very real. Risk associated with COVID-19 should remain a key consideration in project planning, tendering and negotiation activities, and in the delivery and administration of construction and infrastructure projects. To assist, we examine key themes and observations that are relevant to contracting in a COVID-19 world. Collaboration COVID-19 has highlighted the need for collaboration – we are all in this together. While New Zealand’s construction industry has not responded through large-scale shifts to collaborative risk sharing contracts (e.g...

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