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Alert: Government releases algorithm charter and examines artificial intelligence regulation
On 4 November 2019 the Department of Internal Affairs announced a new project, ‘Re-imagining Regulation in the Age of AI’, which is to be co-sponsored by the New Zealand...
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Key protections when buying the assets of an insolvent business
The government has recently announced proposed changes to insolvency law to better protect consumers...
Climate related financial disclosures – submissions sought
Company annual reports may soon feature a mandatory section on climate change, if recent...
Banking and finance: CCCFA and FSLAA Update
Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill On 11 November 2019, the Finance and Expenditure Committee...
Zero Carbon Act – a starter for ten
The second week of November saw Parliament pass the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon)...
Lane Neave launches book – “One man’s story of a legal firm”
Lane Neave celebrated 150 years in 2018 and the book “One man’s story of...
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...
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...