Business law newsletter: February

In the latest Lane Neave Business Law Newsletter:

Procurement update

On 16 December 2016, in The Attorney-General v The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand the Court of Appeal has confirmed the traditional approach to the judicial review of a Government procurement process. That approach is that judicial review is only available where the procurement involves public interest considerations. In this case, contrary to the High Court view, the Court of Appeal found that the necessary public interest considerations did not exist. In this newsletter, we discuss this case as it applies to procurement processes.

Considering selling your business in 2017? Tips for putting your best foot forward

It is a new year and if you are thinking that this is the year to sell your business there are a number of simple steps you can start taking now to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible and maximises your chances of a successful outcome. It’s not as simple as putting a “for sale” sign on your door.

If you were selling your home, you might decide to invest in a fresh coat of paint, tidy up the gardens, clean the windows and clear out the clutter inside to achieve the best possible price. It is no different when you’re preparing your business for sale. It is important to ensure everything is in order so that you can put your best foot forward so you attract a suitable buyer and achieve the best possible price.  The newsletter outlines key areas to consider in preparing for a sale of your business.


Business Law Team

If you have any queries in respect of the above, or any other business law issues, please contact a member of Lane Neave’s Business Law Team:

Andrew Logie, Gerard DaleClaire Evans, Graeme Crombie, Joelle Grace, Anna Ryan, Elizabeth Neazor, Peter Orpin, Jacob Nutt, Danita Ferreira