Lowndes has had another successful year recognised by the four major international directories.
Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Emerging Trends, NZ’s M&A Outlook and Opportunities | Valuable Advice from Business Intelligence Series Workshop 2
Reported surveys indicate that New Zealand’s M&A activity peaked in 2015, with a lower level of activity in 2016 and a slower start to 2017. However, New Zealand and Australian private equity is cashed up, financing is available, and there is a lot of money looking for high quality assets.
The regulation of peer-to-peer lending, and the application of the CCCFA to the industry, has been uncertain for some time. In a recent judgment from the High Court, the Commerce Commission has sought to have these matters clarified by the Court. While Harmoney was successful in challenging two of the questions put forward by the Commission, the Court has allowed the case to continue for the Court to opine on three remaining questions. The hearing, and any decision, is likely to be some time away. Whether clarification is achieved for Harmoney, or the industry as a whole, remains to be seen.
Lowndes were proud to receive one of these beautifully crafted awards. We have worked with Enviro-Mark for 10 years and were NZ’s first carboNZero certified law firm. Congratulations to all the organisations recognised and to all those focused on sustainability.
New Strategies for Communicating, Client Relationships, Marketing & Sales for the 2020s | Valuable Advice from Business Intelligence Series Workshop 1
Where will your customers be and will they hear you?
Congratulations to Denis McNamara (Consultant at Lowndes) on a successful Inter Pacific Bar Association annual conference held in Auckland. At the closing of the conference, attended by 800 delegates from in excess of 60 jurisdictions, Denis assumed the Presidency of the Association for the coming year.
RAINING, POURING, AND TOURING
2017 was the last year of this iconic seven day challenge, and Lowndes was so pleased be involved once again.
“Investors will consider a number of key aspects, such as potential health and safety risks [and the seriousness of them], tidy tax and financial records, long-term client relationships backed by strong contacts and whether there are any corruption issues” – Kerri Dewe
VIDEO from Workshop 5 | Growth Companies: Capturing the Synergies between Entrepreneurs and Smart Capital
Hear what the panel had to say about Capturing The Synergies.
Valuable Advice from Workshop 5 | Growth Companies: Capturing the Synergies between Entrepreneurs and Smart Capital
Smart capital is the lifeblood of many early stage companies. But equally important are the ideas, commitment and passion of the entrepreneurs behind them.