On 30 November 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its first Interim Report (Report) containing its recommendations, proposals, and questions in relation to the reform of corporations and financial services legislation in Australia. The ALRC’s inquiry is part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Royal Commission). The Royal Commission called for the law to be simplified to better reflect its “unifying and informing principles and purposes”...
MinterEllisonRuddWatts is one of New Zealand's leading law firms, with offices in Auckland and Wellington. As a full-service law firm we advise our clients in a wide range of practice areas such as corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, competition and regulatory issues, finance, real estate, dispute resolution, public law, employment, and taxation.
Our lawyers work across industry sectors, specialist legal areas and offices, offering clients the benefit of their specialist expertise, industry knowledge and national support.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts was named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards in 2017 and again in 2020.
The firm is a member of the MinterEllison group, one of the largest full-service legal groups in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 290 partners and 900 legal staff worldwide. Through an integrated network of offices in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and the UK, our specialist lawyers support both local business and international companies with a range of services.
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The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) have together released a guidancenote for reporting entities that rely on third-party agents to conduct anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)
MinterEllisonRuddWatts advised Soul Machines on its USD70 million capital raise led by Japanese venture capital firm, SoftBank. The Auckland based AI start-up plans to use the new funds to expand its research into mimicking human intelligence, and boost its teams based in Auckland and at its second research centre in Arizona. The new investors include SoftBank, and three US based venture capital firms: Solasta Ventures, Liberty City Ventures and Cleveland Avenue. MinterEllisonRuddWatts Corporate Partner Mark Forman said: “This is a great outcome for Soul Machines...
Top law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, was named as the Employer of Choice at the New Zealand Law Awards 2021 last night. Senior Associate Stephanie de Groot also was awarded excellence in the Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year category. MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ Chief Executive, Andrew Poole says, “This recognition reflects the firm’s continuing efforts to create a workplace where our collaborative culture and diversity of thought work together to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.” “Our culture of equality and inclusion is unique and sets our firm apart. Our clients value our work supporting broader outcomes for their organisations as well as the legal profession...