Investigations are an increasing part of life for those in the business and financial services communities. Whether a proactive internal investigation is required when things go wrong or an investigation is opened by a regulator, we have the experience and procedures in place to urgently assist to minimise legal, commercial and reputational risks.
We are experienced at:
We closely monitor regulatory action (including in competition, consumer law, securities law and financial regulation) which allows us to advise our clients on current trends and risks of investigations and enforcement action.
Our investigations team are specialists at:
It is not uncommon for a single investigation to give rise to issues on a diverse range of legal topics, such as employment law, regulation, public law and defamation. To address this, our investigation specialists draw on our wider team of market-leading experts to deal with all legal issues arising efficiently and effectively.
We also have established working relationships with other professionals across the New Zealand market, which allows us to assemble (where necessary) a multidisciplinary team. We regularly work with overseas law firms in respect of cross-border issues and frequently act in public inquiries.
Our Investigations specialists Emmeline Rushbrook, Polly Pope and Kylie Dunn have shared their insights in the only textbook in existence on the nuts and bolts of running a major cross-border investigation: The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations 2018 – for which they authored the New Zealand chapter. Click here to read the full chapter and please get in touch if you would like further information (please note, this chapter is intended only as a summary of the subject covered and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice).
Areas in which our team has been involved in investigations include:
Partner, Competition and Antitrust
Partner, Employment, Health and Safety
Partner, Government, Public Law and Policy
Senior Associate, Employment, Health and Safety
Sports and Major Events
Government, Public Law and Policy
Competition and Antitrust
Banking and Finance
Employment, Health and Safety
Restructuring and Insolvency
Technology and Telecommunications