Corporate

Overseas investment update
In these times of change and innovation, overseas investment will play a crucial part in supporting the growth and recovery of New Zealand’s economy. The Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures)...
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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...
FMA signals renewed focus on financial product advertising
16 February 2021 is the deadline for submissions on the planned Guidance Note from...
Banking and finance: updates to the CCCFA, Business Debt Hibernation Regime and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme
‘Fit and Proper’ certification All providers of consumer credit (except certain exempt providers, for...
Criminal penalties for anticompetitive collusion – Lane Neave publishes free guide to upcoming law changes
Legislation to criminalise anticompetitive collusion – the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019...
Privacy Act 2020 now in force
The Privacy Act 2020 (Act) came into effect on 1 December 2020. For the...
Offering employees shares in your company? Read on
Traditionally the preserve of tech start-ups and large corporates, we are seeing employee share...
The events of 2020: another reminder that foundation documents matter for your business
Not many people would say that 2020 has been a smooth run. For business...
Debut homes: a warning for directors of financially distressed businesses
The very recent and eagerly waited Supreme Court decision of Debut Homes Limited (in...
A clear warning for directors of financially distressed businesses
The recent and significant Supreme Court decision of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v...
Charities: keeping an eye on your charitable purpose
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has again brought a focus to...
Directors’ fees and benefits – it’s all about fairness
When authorising directors’ fees or other benefits such as salaries or loans, the Board...
Privacy update: COVID-19 and contact tracing
Today, 24 August 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the current Alert Level restrictions...
More support for business under the government’s BFG scheme
The Minister of Finance yesterday announced a number of changes to the Business Finance...
Privacy alert: COVID-19 contact tracing
At 11:59am Wednesday 12 August 2020 the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Levels 3...
A proposed overhaul of the ‘.nz’ domain system
Last month, InternetNZ, which administers the .nz domain name system, released an Options Report,...
Consumer data right – have your say
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking feedback on a discussion document...
Schrems II – EU-US cross border data transfers
On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its...
Algorithm charter – a world first!
The New Zealand Government has released its Algorithm Charter for Aotearoa New Zealand (Charter)....
Opportunistic but not unlawful: when minority shareholders leverage their position for a bigger piece of the pie
The Court of Appeal has recently found that it was opportunistic, but not unlawful,...