Trade Trade

New Zealand's 'urgent measures' for foreign investment to enter into force

By Laurel Henning
  • 28 May 2020 02:34
  • 28 May 2020 02:34
Updates to New Zealand’s foreign investment laws that aim to protect the country’s national interest and security as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, gained parliamentary backing today.
The new rules would introduce three new powers: a national interest test; an emergency notification regime; and a “national security and

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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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