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Official Opening of Bayer New Zealand’s new laboratory

Erich Bachmann, the firm’s Managing Partner, in his capacity as President of the New Zealand German Business Association, attended the Official Opening of Bayer New Zealand’s new laboratory in Glenfield, Auckland for the Animal Health Division, Centre for Innovation & Development. This is a major commitment by Bayer, confirming its commitment to the region by enhancing local R&D and Product Development.


From left to right; Mr. Erich Bachmann – President of the New Zealand German Business Association, Dr. Jacqueline Applegate – Bayer Senior Representative, ANZ, Ms Silke Roefer, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wellington, Dr. Douglas Hutchens – Head of Global Development, Bayer Animal Health, Mr. Wayne Leech – Head of Development, Centre for Innovation & Development, Bayer NZ Ltd, Mr. Holger Detje – Managing Director, Bayer NZ Ltd

Art Fair 2013


Hesketh Henry acts for Juken New Zealand Limited
Erich Bachmann, Mathew Bishop and Julika Wahlmann-Smith of the Hesketh Henry Corporate & Commercial team and others in the firm acted for Juken New Zealand Limited, a subsidiary of Tokyo Stock Exchange listed company, Wood One Co. Ltd, in the sale of its shares in Juken NZ Northern Plantations Limited ( JNNPL) to Summit Forest Management of NZ Limited, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation of Japan for a consideration exceeding NZ$100m. JNNPL owns or controls an interest in approximately 8030 hectares of leasehold land and 816 hectares of freehold land located in Northland. The transaction was completed in March 2013.
Kinfolk Capital invests in CMS Alphatech
Kate Telford and Sarah Gibbs, acted for Kinfolk Capital in relation to its investment in CMS Alphatech Limited. CMS Alphatech is a leading company in the Australasian healthcare market. This is the first investment for Kinfolk Capital. Kinfolk is a private equity company created by a group of New Zealand business owners. Kinfolk invests in the evolution of great New Zealand companies by working with owner managers who want to redefine their relationships with the successful businesses they have created.
Erich Bachmann and Julika Wahlmann-Smith act for DEKRA SE

Erich Bachmann and Julika Wahlmann-Smith acted for DEKRA SE in relation to the purchase of 60% of the shares in Vehicle Testing Group Limited, the leading automotive testing service provider in New Zealand. The transaction was completed on 31 October 2013 following Overseas Investment Office approval.



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