Reduced Limitation Periods Have Significant Consequences for Mortgagees

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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Section 135 of the Companies Act - Reckless Trading:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Non-Executive or Passive Directors and Directors' Duties: The Courts Take no Excuses for a "Hands Off" Approach Read more

Directors' Duties - What Directors Need to Know

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In New Zealand, there are few prohibitions on who can become a director of a company, and no real qualification requirements.  This means that some people become directors without actually understanding what their role requires.  This can result in a company not being managed and governed as required by the Companies Act 1993 ("Act"), which in turn can lead to a breach of duty, which can have very serious consequences, up to and including personal liability for company debts or even criminal sanctions in the worst of cases. Read more

Company Law Case Summary: Mike Pero Mortgages Limited v Mike Pero [2016] NZHC 3185 per Katz J

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Terms of Trade - An Essential Part of Your Business

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Terms are Essential: Read more

Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Passed on 1 March 2017, the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 ("CCLA") represents a step taken by our Parliament to consolidate and modernise New Zealand's law relating to contracts and sales.  The CCLA will come into force on 1 September 2017. Read more

Know Your Business - Things You Should Think About Before the Sale

Thursday, November 07, 2013

When it comes to a business sale you need to "know your business".  It is far too easy for assumptions to be made that are not incorporated in the sale agreement itself.  In this article, we comment briefly on some of the things you should think about before seeing an agent or putting pen to paper.  Read more

Doing Business in New Zealand - A Guide

Thursday, April 18, 2013
CONTENTS Read more

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Why You Need a Shareholders' Agreement and Decent Company Constitution Read more

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