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Business law reform legal update - June 2013

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • June 26 2013

In this update we summarise the progress of business law reform projects in June. The Financial Markets Conduct Bill, and its associated regulations

Business law reform legal update

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
  • -
  • May 29 2013

In this update we summarise the progress of business law reform projects in May 2013. The Financial Markets Conduct Bill, and its associated

Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2013

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • May 28 2013

A wide range of changes to petroleum and mining law came into force on Friday 24 May 2013, with amendments to five different statutes, new Minerals

Business law reform legal update - April 2013

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • April 30 2013

The Government has signalled that the wave of law reform activity that occurred in 2012 will continue in 2013, and Buddle Findlay will continue to

Joint and several liability

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
  • -
  • January 25 2013

There has long been concern (particularly in the building industry) that the joint and several liability rule leaves well-resourced defendants and

Final DPP reset decision due soon

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
  • -
  • November 27 2012

Despite the ongoing litigation, the Commission has indicated that it will publish a final decision on EDBs' DPP reset on 30 November 2012

PCE interim report on fracking released

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • November 27 2012

An interim report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, into hydraulic fracturing has concluded that the environmental risks associated with the practice can be managed effectively, provided that "operational best practices are implemented and enforced through regulation"

Submissions on revised draft DPP for gas pipeline businesses

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 27 2012

The Commission released its revised draft DPP decision for gas pipeline businesses on 24 October 2012

Supreme Court judgment an early Christmas present for commission

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
  • -
  • November 27 2012

In a recently-released judgment, available here, the Supreme Court affirmed the Commerce Commission's approach to the midpoint price reset for default price quality paths (DPPs) for electricity distribution businesses (EDBs) under Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986

Telecommunications update

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 27 2012

Wearing its telecommunications regulator hat, the Commission has announced that it will publish its final decision on the price Chorus can charge for access to the unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) alongside the draft decision on charging for unbundled bitstream access (UBA), as the new price for the UCLL has a direct impact on the draft price for UBA