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Setting up Business in New Zealand

Clendon’s, member firm for New Zealand are looking ahead post-crisis.

When we emerge, we will need to rebuild and regenerate business, so here’s their guide to setting up business in beautiful and vibrant New Zealand, not just the land of the All Blacks, Sauvignon Blanc and Lord of the Rings, but ready and open for business.

Read their Setting up Business in New Zealand to plan an exciting new future.

Contact James Carnie for any enquiries

James Carnie


A Challenge to Embrace Change

When a boat is burning, you need to jump off and swim.

That’s the Corona-crisis; we’re all swimming right now.

But as some of us start seeing the beach come into view, the questions are starting as to what comes next? And specifically, how will the legal landscape have changed?

There is a danger that after a short time, we all settle back into well-worn grooves.

Here’s the debate according to Forbes Magazine and a challenge to embrace change:

Keith Heddle

Mackrell International

Weir & Associates welcomes the addition of Mr. Carlos Lobo as Hong Kong’s Premiere Macau Registered Foreign Lawyer

Weir & Associates is pleased to announce that it has gained the approval of the Hong Kong Law Society to have Mr. Carlos Lobo, a Macau solicitor, to join the firm as a Registered Foreign Lawyer to expand our team of lawyers. We understand that Weir & Associates are the first firm to take this initiative in Hong Kong; Mr. Lobo joined the firm formally on 1st February 2020.

Mr. Lobo, who is a partner at MCL Law firm, is a well-established and experienced lawyer in Macau, with over 20 years of expert experience in the Macau and Portuguese-orientated legal field. His practice focuses on corporate law, where he regularly advises SMEs as well as corporations on matters related to the Macau gaming industry. Such mandates have included analyses of legal and regulatory risks facing gaming operators, media screening, and political analysis. Mr. Lobo has previously represented Venetian Macau Limited as its Associate General Counsel for matters related to gaming operations, and has worked in senior positions in the Macau SAR Government. He speaks fluent English and Portuguese, and is conversational in Spanish.

Mr. Lobo’s strong business networks, combined with his caliber of expertise and access in corporate and gaming matters, will no doubt contribute to the team of lawyers at Weir & Associates in serving its international-based clientele.

“The addition of Carlos reflects our commitment to providing an unparalleled multi-jurisdictional coverage to fully meet our clients’ international needs,” said Mr. Shane Weir, senior partner at Weir & Associates. “His valuable expert experience and access to information regarding the political and gaming sector, including in anti-money laundering laws and regulations, will bolster our firm’s networks and reputation as an all-round business law firm. We are thrilled to have him in our team.”

Shane Weir

Weir & Associates

Mackrell International Global Legal Update 5

It’s reassuring to see all the advice and resources created for clients and businesses by Mackrell International law firms across the world.

Our Global Legal Update (5) continues with the following highlights@

From Iordache Partners in Romania, a polemic on international arbitration:

Jade & Fountain in China highlight some fascinating developments in the application of Biometrics or ‘facial recognition’:

Stehlin Associés in France feature the extension the deadline for the preparation and publication of Financial Statements

From Sirota & Partners in Moscow, Russia, information on Bankruptcy:

Louis & Charles in Taiwan focus on Force Majeure issues:

Carmody Torrance in Connecticut have created their own COVID-19 Resource Centre (CRC) covering multiple topics including, Employment & Labor, Data Security, IP, Real Estate…

VANDENBULKE in Luxembourg with new measures on relaxing corporate requirements for Board Meetings:

Ros Petit in Barcelona, highlight the recent regulations in Spain:

Keller & Heckman in Washington DC have created their own CRC for clients:

In Chile, Prieto Abogados issued a Legal Alert written partner Juan Tagle on how the pandemic will affect M&A operations

Mackrell.Solicitors in London continue with their COVID-19 workshops:

In Uganda, Kasirye, Byaruhanga & Co highlight the fact that existing medical policies will cover COVID-19 treatment:

And in Serbia, SOG cover the Serbian Government’s creation of a personalised database to track the spread of COVID-19:

Please can all member firms keep this advice and local expertise coming – many of our member’s clients around the world will be looking for assistance in these turbulent times. We shall continue to share it with you all.

Keith Heddle

Mackrell International

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