There have been some changes at Hesketh Henry in recent times. In March last year the firm relocated to exceptional premises in the PwC Tower, located on the waterfront in the heart of the Auckland CBD. The author who was the principal ADVOC representative of the firm left in March of this year, and since then the ADVOC relationship has been led by Managing Partner, Erich Bachmann. The firm has been busy reinvigorating ADVOC links and various partners have visited the head offices of Australia’s ADVOC members. Erich is attending the Asia AGM in Perth. 

Hesketh Henry remains perfectly placed to assist clients of ADVOC members who need to investigate issues or opportunities in the New Zealand jurisdiction. The firm provides a full range of services with specialist focus groups including Construction,  Employment, Insurance, M & A and Shipping law. The Corporate & Commercial team regularly advises overseas clients and is currently in the midst of large commercial investment transactions for British and German companies. 

Hesketh Henry is also closely monitoring the political debate around the level of foreign ownership of New Zealand assets that should be allowed. This discussion has been vigorous leading up to the parliamentary elections which are a week away at the time of writing. Any implications that may arise as a result of any change of government will be assessed for the benefit of ADVOC member clients.