Emergency notification regime to begin
Emergency notification regime to begin
16 June 2020 | By  Graham Jordan  | Tamara McConnell
With the advent of Covid-19, a few aspects of the Government’s proposed overhaul of foreign investment law were expedited and passed into law under the Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Act 2020. One of the main drivers behind this Act was the desire to protect vulnerable New Zealand assets from being sold under “fire sales” to overseas buyers, while also giving due weight to the operation and viability of distressed businesses. Read More →
Emergency notification regime to begin
Emergency notification regime to begin
16 June 2020 | By  Graham Jordan  | Tamara McConnell
With the advent of Covid-19, a few aspects of the Government’s proposed overhaul of foreign investment law were expedited and passed into law under the Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Act 2020. One of the main drivers behind this Act was the desire to protect vulnerable New Zealand assets from being sold under “fire sales” to overseas buyers, while also giving due weight to the operation and viability of distressed businesses.
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UK Supreme Court upholds “no oral variation” clause
UK Supreme Court upholds “no oral variation” clause
14 June 2018 | By  Stephanie Nicolson
The United Kingdom Supreme Court has unanimously confirmed that “No Oral Variation” clauses are valid and enforceable in contract law...
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Buying or selling goods internationally?
Buying or selling goods internationally?
01 November 2016 | By  Karl Stolberger
Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act 1994 - (The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods)
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When does a director “live in New Zealand”?
When does a director “live in New Zealand”?
20 September 2016 | By  Luke Balmforth
ince 1 May 2015, the Companies Act 1993 has required that at least one director of each New Zealand company “live in New Zealand” or “live in an enforcement country and be a director of a company that is registered … in that enforcement country”
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New tax rules provide opportunity for R & D cash-back
New tax rules provide opportunity for R & D cash-back
18 May 2016 | By  Ben Morrison
There is now an opportunity for a New Zealand company with tax losses, which undertakes a form of research and development, to claim a cash credit back.
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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
11 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 became law on 4 April 2016. The Act along with the various regulations that underpin it, are extensive and lengthy.
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Employment law changes - what you need to know
Employment law changes - what you need to know
09 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
April 2016 saw the introduction of a number of key changes in employment law.
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Overseas Purchasers - How buying a business might assist with your immigration to New Zealand
Overseas Purchasers - How buying a business might assist with your immigration to New Zealand
07 December 2015 | By  Ben Morrison  | Olivia Porter
If you are based overseas and wish to migrate to New Zealand, buying a business in New Zealand may assist with that aspiration.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
12 February 2015 | By  Duncan Coats
With 2014 well and truly behind us, it’s time to focus on how the employment law landscape will develop in 2015.
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Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) will place significant obligations on company directors and managers to manage risks and keep workers safe. Such obligations are to be backed with high fines and even prison for individuals who fail to comply.
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Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) (which is set to replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992) is set to bring about wide spread changes to health and safety in the workplace as we know it, and now is the time for businesses to work on compliance with the new rules.
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New Zealand Business Numbers
New Zealand Business Numbers
10 December 2013 | By  Valerie Rey
All companies currently registered in New Zealand have now been assigned a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)...
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3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No2 - Securities Act compliance
3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No2 - Securities Act compliance
01 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
In my previous post I talked about how important it is to make sure that your company actually owns the intellectual property that justifies the investment value. If you don't get that right, then you can find that investors devalue the company, or, worse still, are scared off altogether. But, if you get Securities Act compliance wrong ...
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