Buying or selling goods internationally?
Buying or selling goods internationally?
01 November 2016 | By  Karl Stolberger
Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act 1994 - (The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods)
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An unsettling agreement
An unsettling agreement
07 October 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
An Employment Relations Authority decision serves as a reminder that employees can bring claims for breach of minimum entitlements even after signing a settlement agreement.
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Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill introduced to Parliament
Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill introduced to Parliament
05 October 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Edith Offner
New Zealand companies doing business with foreign parties and foreign companies doing business in New Zealand will be interested in the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill, introduced to the New Zealand House of Parliament on 22 September 2016.
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Trial provisions (yet again) under review
Trial provisions (yet again) under review
26 September 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
The outcomes of four separate, but related, claims may cause concern for employers whose standard employment contracts contain trial provision clauses.
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When does a director “live in New Zealand”?
When does a director “live in New Zealand”?
20 September 2016 | By  Luke Balmforth
ince 1 May 2015, the Companies Act 1993 has required that at least one director of each New Zealand company “live in New Zealand” or “live in an enforcement country and be a director of a company that is registered … in that enforcement country”
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Lowdown - Spring 2016
Lowdown - Spring 2016
14 September 2016 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2016 Spring edition of Lowdown
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Employee share scheme tax reform
Employee share scheme tax reform
13 September 2016 | By  Liz Buxton
Employee share schemes are globally recognised as an effective way to recruit, retain and incentivise employees. The legal compliance requirements necessary to establish such schemes have recently relaxed with the introduction of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013
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NZ splits from UK on enforcement of foreign judgments
NZ splits from UK on enforcement of foreign judgments
31 August 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Edith Offner
In its recent decision Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Thomas Ian Sinclair [2016] NZCA 376 the New Zealand Court of Appeal has allowed the execution in New Zealand of a foreign costs judgment, despite ongoing litigation between the parties in other jurisdictions.
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A tale of two courts, two countries and two ISPs: iiNet and Cox
A tale of two courts, two countries and two ISPs: iiNet and Cox
19 August 2016 | By  Rick Shera
It is unusual to get cases in different jurisdictions with such similar facts that they allow us to directly compare the application of law in those jurisdictions. For copyright geeks, the comparison between the US case BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v Cox Communications, Inc and the Australian case Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Limited[1] is therefore something to be savoured...
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Hold-out creditor fails to block Solid Energy company arrangement
Hold-out creditor fails to block Solid Energy company arrangement
17 August 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Edith Offner
In a significant decision, the New Zealand High Court has rejected a minority hold-out creditor’s attempts to invalidate a voluntary deed of company arrangement for coal mining company Solid Energy New Zealand Limited pursuant to Part 15A of the New Zealand Companies Act 1993
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Of NARS and SNARS and copyright fair dealing
Of NARS and SNARS and copyright fair dealing
16 August 2016 | By  Rick Shera
In Sky Network Television Limited v Fairfax New Zealand Limited [2016] NZHC 1883 (12 August 2016), Justice Fogarty has found for the defendant, Fairfax, refusing SkyTV’s interim injunction application for copyright infringement.
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New 2016 SIAC Arbitration Rules address banking & finance industry needs
New 2016 SIAC Arbitration Rules address banking & finance industry needs
10 August 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Cecil Hanafin
The sixth iteration of the arbitration rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre came into force earlier this month
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