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Conduct and culture: changes on the horizon for Financial Service Providers
The Financial Service Providers industry in New Zealand is about to be shaken up and financial institutions including banks, insurers and non-bank deposit takers need to be ready for...
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New measures proposed to protect small businesses and consumers from unfair commercial practices
On 24 September 2019, the Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi and...
Permissioned distributed ledger technology governance
In a simplistic sense, distributed ledger technology, or DLT, involves spreading the record of...
West Coast – Employment and Privacy Law update
We invite you and others in your organisation to attend our next Employment and...
Lane Neave advises Bond Supervisor in public retail bond issue
Lane Neave has advised Public Trust in relation to a public retail bond issue...
The new Incorporated Societies Act: further update
As an update to our article in May 2019  we can report that the...
Trusts Act 2019 – what do I need to know?
The Trusts Act 2019 (Act) became law on 30 July 2019 and will come...
Lane Neave advises on merger of New Zealand’s largest Credit Union
Lane Neave advised three of four entities on a merger which has created New...
The “like” button: social media plugins and liability for data transfers
On 29 July 2019 the European Court of Justice released a decision on the...
Medium size threshold proposed for small “Code companies”
A bill currently before Parliament will introduce a “medium size” threshold for unlisted companies...
Lane Neave’s free IP audit service
Did you know that Lane Neave offers a free IP audit service, in order...
Lane Neave acts on sale of three large retirement villages to NZX listed company
National law firm, Lane Neave, has acted for the family owned Sanderson Group on...
Distorting reality: deepfakes and the rise of deception
Emerging technologies are making it easier to create and manipulate information, by creating realistic...
Integrating drones into New Zealand’s aviation landscape
Drone use is expected to grow into a multi-billion dollar market globally over the...
Farm Debt Mediation Bill
The Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No 2) (Bill) has recently been introduced to Parliament...
2 Cheap Cars fined nearly $500k for short-changing consumers on marketing claims
Motor vehicle dealer 2 Cheap Cars recently received a fine of $438,000 under the...
New criminal regime for cartel conduct passes into law
Introduction The Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act passed into law on 8 April...
Regulating disruptive technologies: an update
Emerging technologies are creating upheaval for regulatory environments worldwide.  In this article we look...
Fourth edition of Government Procurement Rules released
MBIE has now released the fourth edition of the Government Procurement Rules.  This fourth...