Sapere is one of the largest expert services firms in Australasia. We provide independent expert testimony, strategic advisory services, data analytics and other advice to private sector corporate clients, major law firms, government agencies, and regulatory bodies internationally.
‘Sapere’ comes from Latin (to be wise) and the phrase ‘sapere aude’ (dare to be wise). The phrase is associated with German philosopher Immanuel Kant, who promoted the use of reason as a tool of thought; an approach that underpins all Sapere’s practice groups.
We build and maintain effective relationships as demonstrated by the volume of repeat work. Many of our experts have held leadership and senior management positions and are experienced in navigating complex relationships in government, industry, and academic settings.
We adopt a collaborative approach to our work and routinely partner with specialist firms in other fields, such as social research, IT design and architecture, and survey design. This enables us to deliver a comprehensive product and to ensure value for money.
A Sapere study has found that New Zealand is highly unlikely to be able to consent the infrastructure needed to meet its 2050 climate change targets. Even under optimistic scenarios we are on track to miss between 11-15 per cent of our targeted emissions reductions due to consenting delays. Our project team consisted of DavidRead more
For the past 12 months a team from Sapere, led by David Moore and Jeff Loan, has supported an independent review of how lawyers should be regulated. The Panel’s recommendations have the potential to reshape the legal profession. The wide-ranging recommendations include establishing a new independent regulator, permitting new business structures, liberalising how individuals canRead more
Structural Reform and a Green Recovery from Economic Shocks The APEC Economic Policy Report 2022 on “Structural Reform and a Green Recovery from Economic Shocks” prepared by a Sapere team led by Veronica Jacobsen, seeks to begin a discussion among APEC members about how structural reform policies, which are aimed at improving the conditions forRead more
Te Waihanga / New Zealand Infrastructure Commission has published Sapere’s landmark study into the costs of consenting infrastructure projects under the Resource Management Act (RMA), a project that involved undertaking interviews and financial analysis on 186 infrastructure projects and international benchmarking. Our team’s conclusions? The RMA imposes significant costs on infrastructure developers (a median 5.5%Read more
Sapere Research Group is delighted to welcome Dr Veronica Jacobsen as a Director, to our growing Wellington team. Veronica recently stepped down from a distinguished career in the NZ public service, most recently as Policy Director at the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE). She has previously held senior roles at the NZ Treasury,Read more
Sapere Forensic was a proud partner of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration / CIArb Australia International Arbitration Conference, “Bridging the distance: Arbitration in the new normal”. Read more about our international arbitration services: https://srgexpert.com/our-services/international-arbitration/ Read more about our forensic accounting services: https://srgexpert.com/our-services/forensic-accounting-damages/Read more
August 2020 – Sapere Forensic welcomes James Searby to our Australian practice. James has extensive experience assessing complex damages in high-value international arbitration and litigation cases, including alleged expropriation, breach of contract, patent infringement and shareholder disputes. He has previously worked for LECG and FTI Consulting, where he led their International Arbitration practice in theRead more
18 May 2020 – Wilding conifers are a serious pest in New Zealand. They reduce the productivity of primary industries and damage the environmental values that New Zealand is renowned for. They have the potential to cost the New Zealand economy billions of dollars if their spread is not dealt with. In 2018, Sapere wasRead more
15 Nov 2019: Sally Wyatt, a Principal at Sapere, presented yesterday at the Pacific Ocean Finance Conference in Fiji. Ocean finance is generating, investing, aligning and accounting for private investments in ocean health. The conference brought together global conservation investment experts with Pacific voices. The conference participants exchanged experiences, new ideas, and research in all aspectsRead more
June 2019 – Amended whistleblower laws come into effect in Australia on 1 July. In this article for the Australian HR Institute, Gary Gill, Head of Investigations at Sapere Forensic, looks at what they mean for HR professionals. Reproduced with permission.Read more
15 February 2019 – Sapere researchers have recently embarked on a project to evaluate taxes and subsidies that affect the health of the Pacific Ocean. This project, for the Forum Fisheries Agency (a division of the World Bank) will assess if and how government taxes and subsidies create economic incentives that are aligned with, orRead more