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New Zealand emergency foreign-investment law draws almost 100 notifications since May

By Laurel Henning
  • 13 Aug 2020 00:23
  • 13 Aug 2020 00:23
Financial services and technology companies have dominated a first wave of foreign-investment notifications under emergency measures introduced in New Zealand at the end of May.

Responding to a question from MLex via email, Vanessa Horne, Group Manager of New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office, or OIO, said the industries account for 45 percent of

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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