Domain name developments
Domain name developments
08 December 2013 | By  Rick Shera
New international domain names. We have mentioned before the introduction of a vast range of new international domain names or gTLDs as they are called...
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Director residency requirement a matter of months away now
Director residency requirement a matter of months away now
04 December 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
Last week the Financial Action Task Force removed New Zealand from its regular follow-up assessment list, citing the recent strengthening in our anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws..
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Major financial reporting reforms passed
Major financial reporting reforms passed
04 December 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
Late last week Parliament passed the Financial Reporting Bill – part of the government’s Business Growth Agenda to improve capital markets and reduce compliance costs. The Bill changes the financial reporting obligations of most New Zealand companies, and overall presents a more principled approach to the issue, basing the rules on three things: public accountability, economic significance, and the separation of owners and management...
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UAS, UAV, RPA , Drone – Call it what you will
UAS, UAV, RPA , Drone – Call it what you will
11 November 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger
Unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted aircraft, drones, call them what you will, whether it be a Global Hawk with a wingspan greater than a 737 or a small hexacopter bought over the internet, UAS are changing our lives...
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Maritime Operators Safety System Rules Signed Off
Maritime Operators Safety System Rules Signed Off
17 October 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger
On 3 October 2013 Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee signed Maritime Rules which will implement the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) in place of the existing Safe Ship Management (SSM) scheme...
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Disclosure exclusions a boost to employee share offers
Disclosure exclusions a boost to employee share offers
16 October 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
The overhaul of the laws that govern New Zealand’s financial markets took another big step recently with the passing into law of the Financial Markets Conduct Act...
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Trans Pacific Partnership needs a level playing field
Trans Pacific Partnership needs a level playing field
14 October 2013 | By  Rick Shera
There are plenty of arguments against penalising New Zealand with the US TPP intellectual property proposals. But, if we are to accept those penalties, then the current off the ball issues need to be addressed so that at least we end up on a level playing field.
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Lowdown - Spring 2013
Lowdown - Spring 2013
09 October 2013 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2013 Spring edition of Lowdown. This edition covers critical Law Changes in force, as well as impending law changes On the Horizon. We also update you as to LJ News
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Trust Law Reform
Trust Law Reform
07 October 2013 | By  Ben Morrison
On 11 September 2013, the Commission’s report was tabled in Parliament. The report recommends replacement of the Trustee Act with a new Trusts Act. It outlines 51 specific recommendations for reform...
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Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act – another step towards a single economic market
Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act – another step towards a single economic market
02 October 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Stephanie Nicolson
The Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (TTPA) is scheduled to come fully into force on 11 October 2013. It implements the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Australia on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement (Agreement). Reciprocal legislation has been passed in Australia and is also scheduled to take effect from 11 October 2013.
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Deemed director liability and the way to minimise your risk
Deemed director liability and the way to minimise your risk
25 September 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
A recent High Court decision is a useful reminder that directors’ duties and potential liabilities don’t only apply to named directors. An awareness of these rules can go a long way to minimise the risk of you or your organisation being exposed to deemed director liability.
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Review of Civil Aviation Act 1990
Review of Civil Aviation Act 1990
18 September 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Ministry of Transport has commenced the review of the Civil Aviation Act 1990...
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