Takeovers Code - Exemption for Small Code Companies
Takeovers Code - Exemption for Small Code Companies
29 July 2015 | By  Michael Busch
The Takeovers Panel has granted a class exemption allowing small code companies to issue new shares, without needing to first obtain shareholder approval, in circumstances where the issue would otherwise breach the fundamental rule in the Takeovers Code (Code).
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New Rules for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.     

Do you know the risks?  Have you got permission to fly?
New Rules for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. Do you know the risks? Have you got permission to fly?
27 July 2015 | By  Karl Stolberger
The number of incidents involving drones is rising quickly as their use increases, giving rise to growing safety concerns. With this in mind, on 1 August 2015 new Civil Aviation Rules governing the operation of unmanned aircraft systems in New Zealand come into force.
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Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
30 June 2015 | By  Karl Stolberger
Following the grounding of m.v. "Rena" Parliament amended Part 7 of the Maritime Transport Act 1993 to incorporate the full terms of the Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1976) and the subsequent Protocol of 1996 (together Convention).
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Health and Safety Reform Bill - Delay of Select Committee Report
Health and Safety Reform Bill - Delay of Select Committee Report
24 April 2015 | By  Duncan Coats
As we have previously reported, the Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (the Bill) will replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and will cause significant change to health and safety in the workplace.
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It’s happened in Australia.  Could a copyright owner force an ISP to give up alleged copyright infringers’ names in New Zealand?
It’s happened in Australia. Could a copyright owner force an ISP to give up alleged copyright infringers’ names in New Zealand?
11 April 2015 | By  Rachael Cederwall  | Rick Shera
The Federal Court of Australia has decided that Australian ISPs must provide users’ details to Voltage Pictures, the owner of the copyright in the film Dallas Buyers Club. But, could this happen in New Zealand? Is there scope for a New Zealand court to make a similar order under New Zealand’s pre-trial discovery rules? ...
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Supreme Court decision on Voidable Transaction Defence
Supreme Court decision on Voidable Transaction Defence
05 March 2015 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Rachael Cederwall
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has recently released a decision giving clarity to the operation of the voidable transaction provisions within the Companies Act 1993.
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FINANCIAL MARKETS OVERHAUL COMPLETE
FINANCIAL MARKETS OVERHAUL COMPLETE
12 February 2015 | By  Andrew Wallace
On 1 December 2014 the second phase of the implementation of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 came into force. The Act has replaced the Securities Act 1978 as well as several other pieces of legislation and, in doing so, has completely overhauled New Zealand’s capital markets and financial services law.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
12 February 2015 | By  Duncan Coats
With 2014 well and truly behind us, it’s time to focus on how the employment law landscape will develop in 2015.
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Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
04 December 2014 | By  Rick Shera
What happens to our digital assets - the things we post online on social media platforms, blogs etc and to our social media accounts themselves, after we die?
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Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
20 October 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The appeal in ​​​Watchorn v R [2014] NZCA 493 continues the Court of Appeal's narrow interpretation of what is meant by the word "property" in the computer crimes sections of the Crimes Act. The case involves Mr Watchorn, an employee of TAG Oil, downloading what the Court of Apeal describes as "extensive and sensitive geoscience data from TAG’s computer system onto a portable hard drive". ​​According to the penultimate appellate authority in New Zealand, that is not property.
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Lowdown - Spring 2014
Lowdown - Spring 2014
08 October 2014 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2014 Spring Edition of Lowdown. In this edition we cover Law Changes in force and matters Worth Noting. We also update you as to LJ News and Client Successes.
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RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
25 September 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
At the moment Parts 19 and 101 of the Civil Aviation Rules (CARs) govern the operation of RPAS in New Zealand airspace.
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