Promotions at Hesketh Henry
We are pleased to advise that Hak Jun Lee has been promoted to Special Counsel in recognition of his significant contribution to the firm and Sam Lee to Senior Associate in recognition of his excellent work in the Commercial Property team.
Hesketh Henry Ranked as Outstanding Firm in Legal Directory
German President Visits Hesketh Henry Office
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his delegation participated in a Business Roundtable Lunch discussion hosted by the German New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in the Hesketh Henry boardroom on the 7th of November 2017. Pictured from left to right, Mr Gerhard Thiedemann (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to New Zealand), President Steinmeier and Mr Erich Bachmann (Hesketh Henry’s Managing Partner and the Honorary Consul for Germany in Auckland).
Big Hoot Artist announced.
Hesketh Henry are excited to announce their ‘Owl artist”, Juliet Best. Juliet is the co-owner of the Blackmore & Best Gallery in Shelly Bay. She has recently completed two successful years as the resident guest artist with Air New Zealand in the Wellington Domestic and International Koru lounges. Her tapa cloth and gold painting, A Tapa Full O’ Manu, is featured in the Museum Art Hotel Wellington Artists Walk (NZ) for permanent public display. She was this year’s 2017 guest artist and speaker at the annual all-day Champions Lunch held at Te Papa. For more information on Juliet, go to www.julietbest.com or www.facebook.com/JulietBestArt/ .
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.