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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Attempt to structure around the Overseas Investment Act proves costly
Attempt to structure around the Overseas Investment Act proves costly
21 June 2016 | By  Andrew Wallace
A recent case (LINZ v Carbon Conscious New Zealand Limited and Katey LR Investments Limited [2016] NZHC 558) serves as a reminder of the wide application of the overseas investment regime and a warning against attempts to try and structure deals around it.
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The "Tail" of two crocodiles
09 June 2016 | By  Richard Rodden
Lacoste recently successfully defended its rights in the Court of Appeal to its trade mark which depicts both a crocodile and the word ‘crocodile’ (mark 70068) despite it never actually having used the mark.
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New tax rules provide opportunity for R & D cash-back
New tax rules provide opportunity for R & D cash-back
18 May 2016 | By  Ben Morrison
There is now an opportunity for a New Zealand company with tax losses, which undertakes a form of research and development, to claim a cash credit back.
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Lowdown - Autumn 2016
Lowdown - Autumn 2016
18 May 2016 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2016 Autumn edition of Lowdown..
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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
11 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 became law on 4 April 2016. The Act along with the various regulations that underpin it, are extensive and lengthy.
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Employment law changes - what you need to know
Employment law changes - what you need to know
09 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
April 2016 saw the introduction of a number of key changes in employment law.
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Trade mark owners – make sure your trade mark does not become “generic”!
Trade mark owners – make sure your trade mark does not become “generic”!
04 April 2016 | By  Olivia Porter
In a recent Court of Appeal decision (Tasman Insulation New Zealand Limited v Knauf Insulation Limited [2015] NZCA 602), the Court considered whether the word “batts” had become generic
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Incorporated Societies Reform
Incorporated Societies Reform
15 February 2016 | By  Luke Balmforth
There are over 23,500 incorporated societies in New Zealand dedicated to various community pursuits. This diverse range of community organisations is currently governed by the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
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Update on financial markets overhaul
Update on financial markets overhaul
02 February 2016 | By  Liz Buxton
The Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 is in the process of completely overhauling New Zealand’s financial markets laws. We are currently approaching the end of the transition period, in which our existing capital markets and financial services legislation, most notably the Securities Act 1978, is being phased out and replaced by the new Act.
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