Blog Image


Our Most Popular Insights of 2023

Home Insights Our Most Popular Insights of 2023

Published on:

Published on: December 20, 2023


As 2023 draws to a close, it’s time for a round-up of some of our most popular posts and publications.

Click on the links below to access our insights, and as always, we appreciate your feedback on our blogs and publications.

Year in Review: 2023

In our Year in Review series, we take a look back at some important developments across the last year in some key areas of law:

Arbitration is an established means of binding dispute resolution for civil, particularly commercial, disputes in New Zealand. In this Arbitration Year in Review, we consider recent important court decisions in the arbitration context, comment briefly on the role of arbitration in resolving tikanga disputes, and note some important legislative reforms. (Printable version available here).

A snapshot of New Zealand's Competition law developments from the last 12 months and a preview of what's coming up in 2024. (Printable version available here).

Take a look to see the significant developments in New Zealand Consumer Law in 2023, as well as upcoming changes that you and your business should be aware of as we head into 2024. (Printable version available here).

Review the major developments in Corporate Law in 2023 and look ahead at what's to come in 2024. (Printable version available here).

We reflect on the year and look ahead to what is in store for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters in 2024. We have now updated this blog post to reflect recent developments following the formation of the new Government. Read more ESG articles in our ESG Blog here

Russell McVeagh's expert private client team provides strategic advice on all areas of personal wealth, family succession and philanthropy. We act for individuals, family offices, corporates, trustees and iwi, and specialise in both "front end" work – establishing and managing asset ownership structures – and contentious matters. In our inaugural Private Client Year in Review, we cover the key developments in this space over the last 12 months as well as an update on immigration policy. (Printable version available here).

It's been an interesting year in the Restructuring & Insolvency space - starting with the US banking collapses and more recently the long-awaited Mainzeal decision here in New Zealand - so it seems only fitting to continue our annual tradition of providing you with a snapshot of insights and key developments from New Zealand and around the world. Our R&I team also identifies factors that they think are likely to influence the R&I landscape in 2024. (Printable version available here).

Catch up on all four episodes in this video series with key insights and trends from our Technology, Digital and Strategic Sourcing team as they reflect on the tech highlights of 2023. 

Watching Brief - Coalition Government Policy Priority Matrix

In this edition of Watching Brief, we summarise the Government's priorities through four matrices setting out the contents of the ACT and New Zealand First coalition agreements, and the relevant National Party election policies which shows the full scale of the coalition government's priorities, and the source of the priority.

Let's Talk Climate (video series)

In our Let's Talk Climate video series, Russell McVeagh head of Climate Change, Hannah Bain, and Te Whakahaere Climate Advisor, Mark Baker-Jones, examine the key issues organisations are facing in relation to climate law and policy.

Energy Blog: Lines of travel – new Government's support for investment by electricity lines companies into renewable energy projects

With National, ACT, and New Zealand First signing coalition agreements on 24 November 2023, the direction of travel for the country's energy policy is becoming clearer. Recognising the need to electrify the economy, the new Government's policies indicate a strong intention to stimulate investment in the electricity distribution network through changes in resource management and regulatory regimes.

In this Energy Blog update, we look at how the new Government's policies could facilitate greater investment by electricity lines companies into renewable energy projects in New Zealand. Read more Energy insights in our Energy Blog here.

NZ Herald: Call for Government to be clear on the Resource Management reform

How can we accelerate New Zealand's infrastructure growth? Our Board Chair Allison Arthur-Young spoke to the New Zealand Herald this month about the importance of certainty for the infrastructure sector and plans for reforming the resource management process. Read her comments in this article and more on top 10 things to know about Resource Management legislation here.

Breaking Ground – Summer Edition

Breaking Ground is Russell McVeagh’s quarterly publication where our experts give their views on important developments in construction law. In this issue, we focus on two important case law updates from New Zealand, with insights and questions regarding termination, interim relief and equitable liens. Finally, there is a case on adjudications from England and Wales which demonstrates the need for care with the use of privileged material.

To view all Russell McVeagh publications, see our Insights page here.