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Corporate Advice & Governance

Overview
Getting you on the right track for corporate governance best-practice

Hesketh Henry’s ability to provide expert company governance and corporate law advice can be traced back to 1865, when our law firm was first established in Auckland.

As we’ve grown and evolved in pace with New Zealand’s largest city, our firm has built a reputation for pragmatism and common sense. We’ve always believed in providing advice that is grounded in practicality. We take time to understand the goals and aims of our clients’ companies, as well as their obligations to shareholders, employees and the community. This holistic view allows our people to apply legislation to factual situations, so that our recommended solutions support business objectives. Advice can’t be given in a vacuum; it must be compatible with reality.

Many of the businesses we work with have been our clients for decades.  They rely on our corporate legal services to guide business ethics and corporate governance decisions. We also have the expertise and resources to assist with corporate litigation.

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Examples

Examples of work completed by our team include:

  • Advising a joint venture party on a significant manufacturing venture in the agriculture sector for the end to end production, manufacture, packaging and export of products;
  • Advising a New Zealand-based green energy company on the terms of a NEC Engineering and Construction contract for the design and build of an off-shore solar farm;
  • Advising a leading offshore player in the waste and waste water management sector in relation to its establishment of a joint venture in New Zealand; and
  • Advising shareholders and directors in relation to their rights and responsibilities on the break up of joint ventures.
Key Contacts
Recommendations
Business team ranked in the latest Legal500 Asia Pacific Directory 2018.
Recognised in The Asialaw Profiles Directory 2019.

Insights & Opinion / Corporate Advice & Governance

When did you last have your Ts & Cs reviewed?
The Commerce Commission recently announced that, after its investigation of jeweller Michael Hill Limited, the company was fined $169K for breaching its obligations in relation to the extended warrant...
13.12.2018 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Top ten reasons to pimp your terms (Spoiler alert: The law is only one of them)
Whatever business you’re in, your customer terms and conditions are fundamental and foundational.
30.07.2018 Posted in Company Law & Corporate & Commercial law
Recent case finds that lack of a resident director isn’t immediately fatal
A New Zealand company needs at least one resident director
24.11.2017 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Hesketh Henry Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Legal Directory
Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Legal Directory
First judgment on whether a director “lives in” New Zealand
The Companies Act gives no guidance on how to determine whether a director will pass the Residency Requirement in New Zealand.
25.07.2016 Posted in Company Law
“Hallelujah, I’m free!” Exiting a multi-owner SME – the importance of a Shareholders’ Agreement
A Shareholders' Agreement is a contract between a company's owners which should regulated the way the business operates and how owners deal with each other.
19.07.2016 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
New Director and Disclosure Requirements for New Zealand Companies
New director residency requirements are about to be introduced for all New Zealand Companies.  These changes come into effect on 1 May 2015, with all existing companies having an additional 180 days ...
24.04.2015 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
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