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) Read More →
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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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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Reminder for retailers:  Misleading consumers about their rights can lead to hefty fines
Reminder for retailers: Misleading consumers about their rights can lead to hefty fines
19 January 2016 | By  Olivia Porter
Ten Australian Harvey Norman franchisees have been fined a total of $286,000 for making false or misleading representations regarding consumer guarantee rights.
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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
12 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
After more than half a decade, the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement between Australia, Brunei, ​Canada, Chile​, ​Japan​, Malaysia​, Mexico​, New Zealand, Peru​, Singapore, United States​ of America and Vietnam, concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 5 October 2015 ...
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TPP Could Block Copyright Fair Use
TPP Could Block Copyright Fair Use
31 August 2015 | By  Rick Shera
Imagine that - we negotiate away copyright concessions to the US in TPP, only to find that the same lobbyists sitting in behind those negotiations then use the ISDS provisions of the same agreement to argue against us introducing fair use or to lodge a claim against the New Zealand Government if we do ...
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Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
21 May 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
Korean shipping company STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd (STX), the demise charterer of M.V. New Giant, found itself in financial strife and sought relief under Korean bankruptcy laws to enable a re-organisation of the business to occur. Meanwhile various creditors with claims against the ship sought to protect their themselves by filing proceedings in admiralty and arresting the ship..
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Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act – another step towards a single economic market
Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act – another step towards a single economic market
02 October 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Stephanie Nicolson
The Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (TTPA) is scheduled to come fully into force on 11 October 2013. It implements the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Australia on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement (Agreement). Reciprocal legislation has been passed in Australia and is also scheduled to take effect from 11 October 2013.
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Don't Surf the Web
Don't Surf the Web
10 September 2012 | By  Rick Shera
A colleague sent me the sentencing remarks for Anton Vickerman (link is to a pdf download - decision also available below), who was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment...
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Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
29 March 2012 | By  Rick Shera
I wrote earlier about the issues with the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) investor-state provisions. Those are the provisions which would enable a foreign investor to sue a Government if that Government's proposed law changes would negatively impact a company's investment in that country ...
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Don't like that law? Just sue the Government
Don't like that law? Just sue the Government
12 January 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Even if the proposed trans pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) is net beneficial to New Zealand (and some evidence on that would be good), we should be wary of including the so called investor state provisions ...
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Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Bust-up
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Bust-up
06 December 2010 | By  Rick Shera
There are so many leaks of "official" information these days It's hard to keep up, but I've just read what is apparently a paper submitted by New Zealand negotiators on the intellectual property aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement ...
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TPP: Son of ACTA secrecy
TPP: Son of ACTA secrecy
26 November 2010 | By  Rick Shera
It is disappointing to see a return to original ACTA-like secrecy in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations in terms of the text
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Copyright Owners in UK to be subsidised by ISPs (updated)
Copyright Owners in UK to be subsidised by ISPs (updated)
16 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
There have been a lot of things wrong with New Zealand's attempts to come up with a system to cater for repeat online copyright infringement. Section 92A was a disaster ...
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