Marine Legislation Bill - Ports and Harbour Safety
Marine Legislation Bill - Ports and Harbour Safety
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Marine Legislation Bill (Bill) is presently before Parliament. The Bill seeks to make changes to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) which are intended to come into force on 1 April 2013...
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Lowdown Summer 2012
Lowdown Summer 2012
01 December 2012 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2012 Summer edition of Lowdown.
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Anti-Money Laundering Deadline Looms
Anti-Money Laundering Deadline Looms
18 November 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
With the end of the year approaching and 2013 “to do” lists starting to be developed, one of the key items for affected businesses will be getting ready for the main provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009 that comes into effect from 30 June 2013...
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Momentum for crowdfunding builds
Momentum for crowdfunding builds
14 October 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
Last month officials took one step closer to make crowdfunding, in a true investment sense, a reality in New Zealand...
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Google avoids liability in NZ
Google avoids liability in NZ
25 September 2012 | By  Rick Shera
It had to happen - Google getting sued here for search results linking to allegedly defamatory material - it's happened in most other jurisdictions (with mixed results). In this case, A, a medical practitioner...
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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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Property syndicators face a tougher road ahead
Property syndicators face a tougher road ahead
10 September 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
If you’re involved in arranging syndicated property investments or have been thinking of investing in one, you need to be aware of a significant move signalled by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) last week...
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Lowdown Spring 2012
Lowdown Spring 2012
01 September 2012 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2012 Spring edition of Lowdown.
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Red tape is not always a bad thing
Red tape is not always a bad thing
12 August 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
The rules for registering companies and limited partnerships in New Zealand are finally about to get tougher. The Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill, which proposes to strengthen the rules that apply to the registration of companies and limited partnerships, has just passed its first reading in Parliament...
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Facebook User Generated Content is Advertising (in Australia but not in New Zealand - updated)
Facebook User Generated Content is Advertising (in Australia but not in New Zealand - updated)
06 August 2012 | By  Rick Shera
A decision of the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) should send a warning to advertisers - and not just in Australia. In the decision...
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Electronic communication and a virtual cup of tea
Electronic communication and a virtual cup of tea
15 July 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
If you’ve thought that the ways in which companies communicate with their shareholders and hold their shareholder meetings haven’t kept pace with developments in technology, you are right. Current law is to blame. However, that could be about to change...
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Don’t be surprised if NZX takes a bold approach on diversity
Don’t be surprised if NZX takes a bold approach on diversity
17 June 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
Should listed companies be required to have a quota of male and female directors? Submissions on the NZX’s proposed diversity rule for listed companies have now closed. What was the general consensus in response, and what might the final rule look like? Many market participants including aspiring directors and senior managers will be interested to know...
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