No Right to be Forgotten under Harmful Digital Communications Act
No Right to be Forgotten under Harmful Digital Communications Act
27 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
On the basis of this decision, it appears that the fears of some that the HDC Act would be used to chill free speech are not being borne out, and those seeking to expunge unhelpful past history from their online record in New Zealand will have to find another route ... Read More →
No Right to be Forgotten under Harmful Digital Communications Act
No Right to be Forgotten under Harmful Digital Communications Act
27 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
On the basis of this decision, it appears that the fears of some that the HDC Act would be used to chill free speech are not being borne out, and those seeking to expunge unhelpful past history from their online record in New Zealand will have to find another route ...
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OIO changes streamline the investing and consenting processes
OIO changes streamline the investing and consenting processes
22 February 2017 | By  Andrew Wallace
The Overseas Investment Office has recently announced five new class exemptions and some other changes to the way it goes about its business.
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Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
21 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
These are just some initial thoughts, but it is clear that no matter what happens on appeal, this case will have signification ramifications in both the copyright and criminal law spheres ...
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Limited partnerships become popular
Limited partnerships become popular
20 February 2017 | By  Abbey James
A flexible and convenient option, limited partnerships are an increasingly popular business structure for venture capital and private equity firms looking to enter the New Zealand market.
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Rubbing Salt in the Cox Wound
Rubbing Salt in the Cox Wound
16 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
Having been slammed in 2016 with a USD25 million damages award by a US jury, Cox Communications has now had USD8 million costs award made against it in the case ...
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First Major Harmful Digital Communications Act case to be appealed
First Major Harmful Digital Communications Act case to be appealed
31 January 2017 | By  Rick Shera
It will be interesting to see whether the High Court on appeal can overcome the lack of evidence that saw a revenge porn victim's Harmful Digital Communications Act case rejected in the District Court ...
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Lowdown - Summer 2016
Lowdown - Summer 2016
21 December 2016 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2016 Summer edition of Lowdown.
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Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
11 November 2016 | By  Karl Stolberger
Proposed Changes to Maritime Transport Act: oil pollution compensation, limitation regime, seafarer drug and alcohol management and other miscellaneous matters.
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Financial Institutions and Arbitration - ICC Commission on Arbitration Releases Report
Financial Institutions and Arbitration - ICC Commission on Arbitration Releases Report
09 November 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay
The ICC Commission on Arbitration Task Force released today its multidisciplinary report Financial Institutions and Arbitration..
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Important amendments to Arbitration Act 1996 (New Zealand)
Important amendments to Arbitration Act 1996 (New Zealand)
08 November 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Edith Offner
A number of amendments to the Arbitration Act 1996 will come into force on the 1 March 2017.
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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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An unsettling agreement
An unsettling agreement
07 October 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
An Employment Relations Authority decision serves as a reminder that employees can bring claims for breach of minimum entitlements even after signing a settlement agreement.
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Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill introduced to Parliament
Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill introduced to Parliament
05 October 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Edith Offner
New Zealand companies doing business with foreign parties and foreign companies doing business in New Zealand will be interested in the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill, introduced to the New Zealand House of Parliament on 22 September 2016.
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