Searching Content indexed under Corporate and Company Law by Chapman Tripp ordered by Published Date Descending.
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Beneficial ownership register - a case of sledgehammer vs nut
A compulsory public register of company and limited partnership beneficial ownership in NZ should be firmly rejected.
New Zealand
20 Aug 2018
Conflicts of interest – do not bolt for the door
Directors should have the opportunity to identify conflicts of interest and to absent themselves from those discussions.
New Zealand
9 Mar 2018
Supreme Court clarifies solvency test
The ability of a company to pay its due debts is to be assessed objectively, taking a "practical business perspective".
New Zealand
9 Aug 2017
New annual report notification regulations passed
The new regulations will reduce the need for listed companies to distribute notices in relation to their annual reports.
New Zealand
9 Aug 2017
Dispute resolution in New Zealand – trends and insights in 2017
NZ businesses should be able to anticipate and have plans ready to resolve potential disputes, whatever the cause.
New Zealand
5 Apr 2017
The rise of the regulator of NZ companies
Well-governed and managed NZ companies will flourish despite proactive regulatory scrutiny and intervention in 2017.
New Zealand
4 Apr 2017
G3 becomes first listed company to raise via equity crowdfunding marketplace
The G3 offer is not technically an equity crowdfunding offer as it does not rely on the equity crowdfunding regulations.
New Zealand
16 Sep 2016
Appeal court keeps parent company on the hook
Directors must maintain a subsidiary's independence to protect the parent against liability for the subsidiary's debts.
New Zealand
7 Sep 2016
High Court defines what it means to live in New Zealand
Residency test is broader and encompasses factors such as ties to New Zealand and the regularity of times spent there.
New Zealand
19 Aug 2016
FMA steps up enforcement activity
This increased activity shows the FMA is prepared to flex its regulatory muscle and use significant enforcement powers.
New Zealand
8 Jun 2015
UK - Companies House liable for clerical error
Summary of a recent UK case where a clerical error led to a company being wound up.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2015
Court of Appeal confirms your word is your bond
A recent NZ Court of Appeal decision confirms that a promise may become binding, even when it is non-contractual.
New Zealand
4 Sep 2014
Financial Markets Authority and Commerce Commission sign memorandum of understanding
While the MOU is useful, the lack of clarity around the roles of the two regulators remains.
New Zealand
7 Apr 2014
Domestic (mis)trust and the corporate veil
An important decision last month by the UK's highest court shows a company is not expected to have a l house to live in.
New Zealand
2 Jul 2013
Re-think on new prospectus registration delays
The Companies Office is re-thinking its proposed service level standards to register prospectuses and related documents.
New Zealand
24 Apr 2013
Slower turnaround proposed under new prospectus registration process
The new Companies Office prospectus registration procedures could possibly be inconsistent with the Securities Act 1978.
New Zealand
20 Apr 2013
Toward a stronger company registration regime
Legislation to prevent shell companies being set up for criminal purposes.
New Zealand
21 Sep 2011
Accounts receivable - much more than just book debts
Considers Burns v Commissioner of Inland Revenue's interpretation of "account receivable".
New Zealand
17 Aug 2011
Not for the faint hearted: 400 page draft Financial Markets Conduct Bill
Discussion of Securities Law Review now in the final phases.
New Zealand
10 Aug 2011
Regulations affecting business
The following is intended to give you a general flavour of New Zealand’s business regulation.
New Zealand
3 Aug 2011
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