The draft form is clearer and more user-friendly – but there’s still room for improvement, says senior official
The solicitor left clients to “make a judgement call” on major investment
The firm deepens its technology expertise with the new appointment
The NZ practice employs 30% of the country’s registered patent attorneys
The combined firm, named Eversheds Sutherland, would have more than 2,300 lawyers and operate out of 61 offices in 29 countries.
The possible rescue of the global firm’s European arm would be a strategic move in the case of Dentons.
Simmonds Stewart will be open for business in Singapore by February 2017 after securing a foreign lawyers’ license.
Legal and banking experts will develop a framework to regulate blockchain in New Zealand and Australia.
The three pieces of legislation are expected to go before the Parliament this week and be passed into law faster than usual.
Two corporate partners from the firm’s Sydney office will work to establish the office’s operations.