Corporate

Lane Neave advises on Christ Church Cathedral joint venture agreement
Lane Neave has advised the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust (Reinstatement Trust) on the establishment of a joint venture with Church Property Trustees (CPT) and Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement...
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Cryptocurrencies – deciphering New Zealand’s approach to regulating digital tokens
If you’re thinking about providing a financial service in relation to cryptocurrencies, it’s critical...
A race with no winners: “gun-jumping” in the context of a merger or an acquisition
It is natural for merging businesses to want to take as many steps as...
Lane Neave advises Harrington’s Breweries on sale to Lion
Lane Neave was pleased to advise iconic Canterbury business, Harrington’s Breweries on the sale...
The Commerce Act and cartel conduct: what does it mean for your franchise?
Most of the amendments to the Commerce Act 1989 passed into law under the...
Government signals further tightening of consumer credit laws
The Government has recently signalled further tightening of our consumer credit laws and is...
Competition and Consumer Law / Intellectual Property specialist Anna Ryan promoted to Lane Neave partnership
Lane Neave is pleased to announce the promotion of Anna Ryan to the firm’s...
Lane Neave advises Bathurst on C$121.5m joint venture deal with Jameson Resources
A team of corporate lawyers from Lane Neave has advised New Zealand’s largest specialist...
Franchise agreements – take it or leave it?
Franchises are a popular way of doing business in New Zealand – we are...
Friendly Societies and Credit Unions (Regulatory Improvements) Amendment Bill
When the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions legislation was first enacted, the world of...
I’m going into business with my brother/sister/friend/partner. What do I need to know?
You and your potential business partner have come up with a fantastic and unique...
Terms and conditions – I’m sure no one reads them, so why would I need them?
Whether you’re setting up a business, undergoing a restructure or simply reviewing your business...
Legal personhood for nature has legal ramifications
Background Ecuador and Bolivia were among the first to set the platform for the...
Privacy Bill 2018 – key changes
In this article we discuss the new Privacy Bill that was introduced to Parliament...
Fair Trading (Oppressive Contracts) Amendment Bill
A private members’ Bill proposing to redress the power imbalance inherent in ‘standard form’...
Criminalisation of cartel conduct back on the cards
Imprisonment for deliberate contraventions of the Commerce Act 1986 is back on the political...
Prohibition on ‘cartel conduct’ comes into full force on 15 May 2018
In August 2017, significant amendments to the Commerce Act 1989 were passed into law...
Robo advice for financial matters – proposed law change brings this closer to reality
In October 2017, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), which plays a critical role in...
Why you should make brand protection a priority in 2018 – case study
If you are starting a new business venture, launching a new product or service,...
Preparing for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation
Introduction On 25 May 2018 the EU’s existing data protection (ie privacy) legislation will...