Irish Court says Facebook doesn't have to filter posts
Irish Court says Facebook doesn't have to filter posts
13 February 2013 | By  Rick Shera
It's good to see Courts in various jurisdictions getting it. They understand that it is practically impossible and legally unjustified to try to impose on online service providers a duty to filter or otherwise proactively monitor content as it is uploaded and shared ...
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Another busy year ahead for business law reform
Another busy year ahead for business law reform
20 January 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
The year ahead is shaping up as another busy one for law reform, with much of the work being done on New Zealand’s corporate and securities laws. It’s important for companies, and their directors and investors to keep on top of what’s around the corner, since the reforms will bring about major changes. A few of the key areas of reform either coming into force or being developed further this year are...
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Law Commission signals shakeup for corporate trustees
Law Commission signals shakeup for corporate trustees
09 December 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
A couple of years ago the Law Commission kicked off a comprehensive review of the law of trusts in New Zealand. The Commission has recently released a paper explaining its preferred approach to deal with the issues that it’s looked into to date, including the rules around how trusts are created, and trustees’ powers and duties. One particular set of proposals worth focussing on is those in store for corporates that act as trustees...
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Marine Legislation Bill - Amendments
Marine Legislation Bill - Amendments
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
THE MARINE LEGISLATION BILL - Amendments to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) and the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012...
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Marine Legislation Bill - Various Amendments
Marine Legislation Bill - Various Amendments
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Marine Legislation Bill (Bill) is presently before Parliament.  It makes a number of changes to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) which are intended to come into force on 1 April 2013...
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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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