New Partner at Hesketh Henry
Hesketh Henry are pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Macfarlane as partner. Helen was admitted as a barrister in London before moving to New York where she worked as a litigation attorney for 15 years with a leading US international firm. Helen joined Hesketh Henry in August 2007 as a senior associate and subsequently became special counsel. Over her nearly ten years with the firm's litigation and disputes resolution team, Helen has developed recognised expertise in insurance and construction law as well as a significant practice in commercial property disputes.
HH hosts first IPBA Korean Night
Hesketh Henry and The College of Law hosted the first Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Korean Night at the Hesketh Henry premises on Wednesday 5th April 2017. Over 100 guests accepted the invitation to join fellow Korean IPBA members and local Korean-New Zealand Lawyers for canapés and drinks. Mr Woo, Head of the Korean delegation opened the evening and introduced short speeches from both Mr Peter Tritt (College of Law, Director) and Mr Erich Bachmann (Managing Partner, Hesketh Henry). Attendees enjoyed a solo violin performance by the very accomplished Richard Chen, a solicitor at Hesketh Henry.
The Inter-Pacific Bar Association IPBA is an international association of business and commercial lawyers who live in, or otherwise have a strong interest in, the Asia-Pacific Region. It was established in April 1991 and has grown to become the pre-eminent legal association in the Region, with membership drawn from throughout the world, and currently has over 1500 members from over 65 legal jurisdictions world.
Firm thrilled to have Mayor discussing Auckland's infrastructure needs at Inaugural HH & ANZ Quarterly in-house counsel forum
In conjunction with the ANZ, Hesketh Henry was delighted to host a number of in-house counsel at a breakfast forum this morning where Auckland’s Mayor, Phil Goff, outlined the Council’s aspirations and challenges in respect of the city’s infrastructure needs.
Hesketh Henry is proud to be supporting the Child Cancer Foundation by becoming a Owl sponsor for "The Big Hoot" Auckland 2018
This project is presented by Child Cancer Foundation in partnership with the International creator of the event, Wild in Art. The goal is to raise significant funds for the Child Cancer Foundation. Between March – May 2018 over 40 large owls will be scattered throughout Auckland streets, parks and open spaces as a Live Trail for the public to view/follow. We are also excited to involve our families, with an in-house colouring in competition where the winner will win an owlet for there school. This will be painted up by the school and will also be displayed.
This is an “owlsome’ event and we are delighted to be able to play a small part in creating one of the city’s biggest ever public art trail events in Auckland. More importantly we are proud to be able to play a small part in fundraising for the Child Cancer Foundation.
Our owl is ordered and the next step is to choose the design. Watch this space for updates.
For more information on this event please go to www.thebighoot.co.nz
Hesketh Henry Partner to chair The Build Summit
Hesketh Henry Partner, Nick Gillies, has been invited to chair The Build Summit in Auckland on 26 - 27 June 2017. This is an industry-wide event focused on maximising productivity, seizing opportunity and embracing innovation in New Zealand’s booming construction sector. The conference boasts an impressive line-up of topics and speakers from different businesses and leadership roles within the industry, including two keynote presenters from overseas. Organised by Conferenz, the event is supported by BRANZ, New Zealand Builders Association, New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated, New Zealand Green Building Council, and New Zealand Building Federation. www.conferenz.co.nz/events/build-summit
Nick Gillies is a construction and litigation Partner at Hesketh Henry. His invitation to chair The Build Summit reflects the firm’s expertise in construction law and reputation in that sector. Nick comments: “Events like this are critical for sharing knowledge and ideas so that New Zealand makes the most of the current market opportunities and strengthens its building sector.
Hesketh Henry goes to The Movies
Hak Jun Lee and Barret Blaylock of Hesketh Henry's commercial property team acted for Soft Technologies JR Limited in relation to the lease of its film studio property in Kumeu to Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development ("ATEED").
Barret has extensive experience in commercial leasing across many industries and Hak Jun is one of the most senior and credible legal practitioners servicing the Auckland Korean community.
Both played an integral role in the negotiation and preparation of an Agreement to Lease and Deed of Lease between the parties. ATEED will operate and manage the land and studio complex which includes giant water tanks used for filming, a large green screen, a substantial forest area and workshop space that make it an attractive destination for both national and international film and television makers.
Soft Technology JR Limited is also committed to expanding the studio facilities and is constructing a brand new purpose built sound stage unit on the land which will further increase the site’s ability to supply and cater for large scale screen productions.
NTBC (The Not the Boys Club)
HH solicitor Anna Parker is on the committee for NTBC. In a recent article published by NZ Insurance Business, No golf, no strippers, some men - the insurance club, it highlights the popularity of the organisation and it goals for the insurance industry.
NZSOS Donation to Women's Refuge
Hesketh Henry was again pleased to be a Gold sponsor of NZ Sculpture Onshore, one of New Zealand's premier outdoor sculpture events.
New Partner joins Hesketh Henry's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.
Transport and trade specialist Simon Cartwright has re-joined the Hesketh Henry partnership after 16 years working in London and Dubai, bolstering the firm's maritime, logistics and commodities practice. Qualified in New Zealand and England, Simon has extensive international experience advising on shipping and commodities contracts and handling related disputes.
Hesketh Henry is recognised in highly regarded International Directories.
Hesketh Henry is recognised by its international peers and is mentioned in the highly regarded legal directories; The Legal 500 Asia pacific and Asialaw Profiles 2017.....for full article click here.