Marika Eastwick-Field

Partner

Litigation

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Profile

Marika is a commercial litigation specialist focusing on complex commercial disputes. She has contentious and advisory expertise in mergers and acquisitions disputes, banking and financial services, capital markets, property and leasing disputes, and insurance.  

Marika brings a commercial and strategic approach to disputes and is valued for her ability to avoid and efficiently resolve issues for her clients.

Experience

Marika’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting on significant M&A disputes, including acting for both plaintiffs and defendants on warranty claim actions and pursuing claims under W&I insurance policies.  

  • Acting for and advising parties on a broad range of corporate matters, including director indemnities, D&O insurance, shareholder disputes and schemes of arrangement.

  • Representing clients in Court proceedings and arbitrations involving contractual disputes, professional negligence claims and Fair Trading Act issues. 

  • Acting for and advising securities markets participants on regulatory compliance and investigations, and advising on liability and recommended processes under financial markets legislation.

  • Acting for and advising various financial services entities on regulatory matters and regulator engagement.

  • Specialist advice on significant insurance placements, including major IPOs and construction projects, as well as warranty and indemnity insurance in mergers and acquisitions transactions.

  • Acting and advising on significant insurance claims, including in respect of earthquake damage.

  • Acting on complex rent reviews (including ground rent reviews) and other lease-related disputes.

Credentials

LLB (Hons), BA, University of Auckland.

Professional

Marika was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2007.

Marika is co-author of the New Zealand chapter in The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review – Edition 8, with Russell McVeagh banking and finance partner Tom Hunt, and a co-author of the New Zealand chapter in The Securities Litigation Review (Editions 4, 5 and 6).

Marika was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2021 in the field of Litigation, and The Legal 500 listed her as a 'Next Generation Partner' for Dispute Resolution in the Asia Pacific 2020 guide. ​

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