Parent company liable for debt of subsidiary company in liquidation
Parent company liable for debt of subsidiary company in liquidation
28 September 2015 | By  Luke Balmforth
If you are a director of a company in a corporate group, a recent High Court decision should serve as a timely reminder of the need to preserve each company’s separate legal identity within the group.
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How to Slam a Cyber-squatter
How to Slam a Cyber-squatter
25 September 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The .nz domain name dispute resolution service has been successful in providing an inexpensive, fast track method for people who have rights in a domain name to prevent those who do not - so called cyber-squatters - from using that name. However, sometimes, even that is not fast enough, especially where there is fraud involved ...
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Real Estate Agents’  Duties of Care
Real Estate Agents’ Duties of Care
22 September 2015 | By  Michael Morrison  | Rachael Cederwall
The High Court has recently confirmed that real estate agents owe important duties of care to their vendor clients. More particularly, to act in their vendor client’s best interests...
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Red-zoned earthquake claimants entitled to more
Red-zoned earthquake claimants entitled to more
15 September 2015 | By  Richard Rodden
Canterbury’s red-zoned homeowners have recently received a boost following a decision of the Supreme Court.
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UPDATED: #Redpeak Intellectual Property Issue?
UPDATED: #Redpeak Intellectual Property Issue?
15 September 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The intellectual property issues around the #nzflag process are very interesting. IP was one of the things that had to be taken into consideration by the flag consideration panel ...
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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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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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