Simpson Grierson news

  • Private school grads not only focus of top-tier firms by Hannah Norton

    In the context of a law firm, diversity is about hiring a broad range of people – not just “kids who have gone to private schools”, the HR director of a top-tier firm says.

  • How strong are our IP laws? by Hannah Norton

    New Zealand's creative industries are potentially losing billions of dollars a year because the laws are not tight enough, according to one Australian IP expert. But two of NZ’s leading IP lawyers disagree.

  • Billion dollar deal paves the way by Hannah Norton

    Two partners in two top tier NZ firms talk about the legal innovations in the largest block trade ever in the country.

  • What TPP could mean for NZ’s IP by Hannah Norton

    With Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations tipped to be soon underway again, two pre-eminent NZ IP specialists discuss potential implications of the treaty on NZ’s intellectual property space.

  • Firms advise on landmark $1.81b deal by Hannah Norton

    Two top tier firms have advised on one of the largest deals ever undertaken in New Zealand.

  • Filing across the Tasman by Hannah Norton

    The rugby field isn’t the only place of intense trans-Tasman competition: New Zealand firms are competing head-to-head with their Aussie counterparts when it comes to IP filing across the ditch, and vice versa. Hannah Norton reports