IRD Warning on Employee Share Purchase Arrangements
IRD Warning on Employee Share Purchase Arrangements
24 November 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The IRD has issued a warning about employee share purchase arrangements that you'd do well to check if you are considering one or have one in place ...
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Updated: Was a Silver Fern Flag Rejected for IP Reasons?
Updated: Was a Silver Fern Flag Rejected for IP Reasons?
16 November 2015 | By  Rick Shera
As noted previously, intellectual property issues seem to have dogged the #nzflag selection process. However, one potentially popular option is repeatedly referenced as having been discounted because of an IP issue and that of course is the silver/white fern on plain black, another of Kyle Lockwood's submissions ...
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Privacy Implications of Westpac's Release of Nicky Hager's Personal Information
Privacy Implications of Westpac's Release of Nicky Hager's Personal Information
28 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
We've heard this week that Westpac Bank voluntarily provided the New Zealand Police with author Nicky Hager's bank account information, without requiring a production order or warrant from the Court. The information was apparently requested on the basis that it might reveal information about the person known as Rawshark ...
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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
12 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
After more than half a decade, the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement between Australia, Brunei, ​Canada, Chile​, ​Japan​, Malaysia​, Mexico​, New Zealand, Peru​, Singapore, United States​ of America and Vietnam, concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 5 October 2015 ...
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Lowdown Spring 2015
Lowdown Spring 2015
12 October 2015 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Important tax changes when buying or selling property
Important tax changes when buying or selling property
07 October 2015 | By  Richard Rodden
As has been discussed in the media, the Government has moved to further regulate purchase of land in New Zealand by foreigners and the selling of land by anyone in the two year period after its purchase.
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A present to everyone (except Warner)
A present to everyone (except Warner)
06 October 2015 | By  Duncan Coats
Everyone loves a quiz. So what is the most commercially successful song of all time? Yesterday by John Lennon and Paul McCartney*? Stairway to Heaven? White Christmas maybe?
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Parent company liable for debt of subsidiary company in liquidation
Parent company liable for debt of subsidiary company in liquidation
28 September 2015 | By  Luke Balmforth
If you are a director of a company in a corporate group, a recent High Court decision should serve as a timely reminder of the need to preserve each company’s separate legal identity within the group.
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How to Slam a Cyber-squatter
How to Slam a Cyber-squatter
25 September 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The .nz domain name dispute resolution service has been successful in providing an inexpensive, fast track method for people who have rights in a domain name to prevent those who do not - so called cyber-squatters - from using that name. However, sometimes, even that is not fast enough, especially where there is fraud involved ...
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Real Estate Agents’  Duties of Care
Real Estate Agents’ Duties of Care
22 September 2015 | By  Michael Morrison  | Rachael Cederwall
The High Court has recently confirmed that real estate agents owe important duties of care to their vendor clients. More particularly, to act in their vendor client’s best interests...
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Red-zoned earthquake claimants entitled to more
Red-zoned earthquake claimants entitled to more
15 September 2015 | By  Richard Rodden
Canterbury’s red-zoned homeowners have recently received a boost following a decision of the Supreme Court.
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UPDATED: #Redpeak Intellectual Property Issue?
UPDATED: #Redpeak Intellectual Property Issue?
15 September 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The intellectual property issues around the #nzflag process are very interesting. IP was one of the things that had to be taken into consideration by the flag consideration panel ...
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