Corporate

Limited Partnerships gaining popularity for property funds
Limited partnerships (LP) have become an increasingly common funding mechanism for property funds across New Zealand. Their popularity stems from their flexible legal structure which allow property funds to...
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OPC releases position on biometrics regulation
On 7 October 2021, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) released its paper...
Discussion Document: ‘Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa’
The ‘Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa’ Discussion Document was released on 6 October...
Adapting the legal landscape for UAVs
In an earlier article we wrote about the Ministry of Transport’s Discussion Document Enabling Drone...
Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill introduced
On 29 September 2021, the Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill (Bill) was introduced...
Small trade contracts to be subject to the unfair contract terms regime
On 16 August 2021 the Fair Trading Amendment Bill received Royal Assent. Now the Fair Trading...
Ban on unconscionable conduct in trade to take effect in 2022
Last month the Fair Trading Amendment Bill passed into law. Now the Fair Trading...
Proposed limits on artificial intelligence
On 22 April 2021, the European Commission proposed that the European Parliament and the...
Navigating a competitive business purchase process
We continue to see and hear that it is a “seller’s market” in the...
New frontier in contractual interpretation
The recent Supreme Court decision Bathurst Resources Ltd v L & M Coal Holdings Ltd (Bathurst...
Buying or investing in New Zealand business: update
In news welcomed by overseas businesses looking to expand into New Zealand, the Government...
Private Wire Power Purchase Agreements explained
While Private Wire Power Purchase Agreements (PWPPA) have enjoyed popularity overseas, they have to...
Twists and turns – Mainzeal provides important lessons to directors
The judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal in the ongoing proceedings between the...
Legislation addressing harmful online content
Two bills before Parliament which address harmful online content have recently had their first...
Hyndman v Walker – invasion of privacy
New Zealand’s tort for invasion of privacy was recently brought to the Court of...
Enabling drones integration
On 6 April 2021, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) released its Discussion Document Enabling...
Changes to California’s Consumer Privacy Act
While California is far afield from New Zealand, the recent expansion and strengthening of...
Four Lane Neave Partners named in ‘Best Lawyers’ guide
Four Lane Neave Partners have been honoured in the 2022 edition of The Best...
Overseas investment update
In these times of change and innovation, overseas investment will play a crucial part...
Buying or selling a business? The new purchase price allocation rules you need to know.
If you are planning on buying or selling a business this year, you need...