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State Visit of
Chancellor Angela Merkel
In his capacity as the Honorary Consul for Germany in Auckland, the managing partner of Hesketh Henry, Erich Bachmann played a key role in the recent visit of Dr Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.  The Chancellor was on a one day state visit on her way to the November G20 Summit in Brisbane.  Erich accompanied the chancellor on an afternoon program of activities which culminated in a hosted cocktail function at the Auckland Art Gallery with 400 guests where Erich introduced Dr Merkel and gave the opening speech....for the full article click here

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Europe Day / 10th Anniversary of the EU Delegation to New Zealand

Erich Bachmann, the firm's Managing Partner, in his capacity as President of the New Zealand German Business Association, attended a breakfast hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to
New Zealand to celebrate Europe Day and the 10th Anniversary of the EU Delegation to New Zealand.
Europe Day
From left to right, Mr. Mike Walsh – Chief Executive of Vehicle Testing New Zealand Limited (New Zealand’s leading vehicle testing organisation now 60% owned by German Company, Derka SE), Mr. Erich Bachmann – President of the New Zealand German Business Association, Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich – Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Rt. Hon. John Key – New Zealand Prime Minister.

New Zealand Law Awards
NZ Law Awards 2014 finalist

Hesketh Henry have been chosen as a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards 2014 in the Mid-size Law Firm of the Year category.


NZ Sculpture OnShore

Hesketh Henry is a Gold Sponsor of NZ Sculpture OnShore and has a long-standing relationship with this event

Established to raise money for Women’s Refuge New Zealand, NZ Sculpture OnShore has become the largest outdoor sculpture exhibition in the country, showcasing work from both established and emerging New Zealand artists at the magnificent cliff-top Fort Takapuna Reserve in Devonport.

To date, over $1.34 million dollars has been donated to Women’s Refuge. In 2012 alone, a cheque for $110,000 was presented – providing seed funding for the Yellow Belle project which Hesketh Henry also supports.

At the cheque presentation event, NZ Sculpture OnShore Chair Sue Harvey acknowledged the contribution made by Hesketh Henry:

The board wishes to thank Hesketh Henry and its other generous sponsors and supporters, the inspirational artists who invest considerably in this iconic event and all the dedicated and passionate volunteers who give tirelessly and enthusiastically to make NZ Sculpture OnShore a magnificent event for all Aucklanders.

The tenth biennial NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition will take place between 6-16 November 2014, at Fort Takapuna Reserve, Devonport.

NZ Sculpture OnShore

Hesketh Henry acts for Vladi Private Islands (Pacific) Limited

Brian Coburn, acted for Vladi Private Islands (Pacific) Limited and other European investors, in connection with the purchase of Grant Thornton House at 215 Lambton Quay Wellington in June 2014.

This is a commercial office tower and retail complex in the central business district of Wellinton.

The purchase price was NZ$63 million which represented the largest commercial property transaction in Wellington for the previous two years.

Ronald McDonald Cook Night
"Master chef: Lawyer Edition"

Ronald McDonald House

Recently the members of the Commercial Property team at Hesketh Henry assisted by others within the firm embarked on a challenge like no other. Sales, purchases, leases – these are ‘all in a day’s work’ for the team. Creating a menu of epic proportions, fit to feed the hungry stomachs of some of the country’s cutest customers and their families? Now that’s an undertaking!

Ronald McDonald House provides support, in the way of accommodation to families of sick children who come from all over New Zealand to Starship Hospital for treatment. They welcome the likes of groups like Hesketh Henry who are keen to help out in some way and get behind a great cause. So we hung up our corporate gear and donned some fetching black aprons for the evening.

Whoever coined the expression "too many cooks in the kitchen" obviously never had the pleasure of sharing a kitchen with fourteen lawyers and legal personnel. We worked like a well-oiled machine to put on a great kiwi spread fit for Masterchef (in our professional legal opinions). This is a great community initiative and we were truly humbled to be able to provide these families with a meal and no doubt a little entertainment evidenced by some very questionable looking ice-cream structures.


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