Lowdown - Summer 2013
Lowdown - Summer 2013
18 December 2013 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2013 Summer edition of Lowdown. This edition covers critical Law Changes in force as well as ... Read More →
Lowdown - Summer 2013
Lowdown - Summer 2013
18 December 2013 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2013 Summer edition of Lowdown. This edition covers critical Law Changes in force as well as ...
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Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
12 December 2013 | By  Rick Shera
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill would set up an Approved Agency to try, by “negotiation, mediation and persuasion” to deal with harmful material which is posted online..
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The devil’s in the details: validity of financing statements
The devil’s in the details: validity of financing statements
11 December 2013 | By  Rachael Cederwall  | 
In a recent decision, Polymers International Ltd v Toon [2013] NZHC 1897, the High Court held that, when registering a financing statement against a debtor company on the Personal Property Securities Register, the omission of the company number from the financing statement was seriously misleading...
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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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Domain name developments
Domain name developments
08 December 2013 | By  Rick Shera
New international domain names. We have mentioned before the introduction of a vast range of new international domain names or gTLDs as they are called...
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Director residency requirement a matter of months away now
Director residency requirement a matter of months away now
04 December 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
Last week the Financial Action Task Force removed New Zealand from its regular follow-up assessment list, citing the recent strengthening in our anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws..
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Major financial reporting reforms passed
Major financial reporting reforms passed
04 December 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
Late last week Parliament passed the Financial Reporting Bill – part of the government’s Business Growth Agenda to improve capital markets and reduce compliance costs. The Bill changes the financial reporting obligations of most New Zealand companies, and overall presents a more principled approach to the issue, basing the rules on three things: public accountability, economic significance, and the separation of owners and management...
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