Lessons from Mainzeal

In New Zealand, company directors are under a duty to not trade in a manner that causes a substantial risk of serious loss to the company’s creditors.  This duty has been highlighted in the recent High Court decision in Mainzeal …

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Proposed Changes to the Government Procurement Rules

At the end of January 2019 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released for consultation a draft 4th edition of the Government Procurement Rules (fourth edition).  This fourth edition will update and rename the current 3rd edition Government …

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Issues Paper – Review of the Copyright Act 1994

At the end of November 2018 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released an Issues Paper focused on reviewing the Copyright Act 1994.  The Issues Paper is extensive, and raises questions around all aspects of the Copyright Act.  …

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Alternative Pricing Structures: Earn-Outs

You have found a buyer for your business (or a business you wish to acquire), but are having difficulty coming to a final agreement as to price.  In this situation, alternative pricing structures are worthy of consideration.  Following on from …

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Government’s use of Algorithms

In October 2018 the Department of Internal Affairs and Statistics New Zealand released their report into the use of algorithms by Government agencies.  The report finds that Government agencies are applying a range of safeguards and assurance processes in the …

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Regulating Cryptocurrencies in New Zealand

In September 2018 the Law Foundation published its report on cryptocurrencies.  You can access the report by clicking here.

The report is lengthy.  It canvases a number of aspects, in relation to both cryptocurrencies and blockchain more generally.  This …

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