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Shifting the burden: the Supreme Court rules on assigning contracts

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 22 2014

When can you transfer contractual rights and obligations to someone else? The Supreme Court has changed the rules in Savvy Vineyards v Karaka Estate

Supreme Court overturns Steigrad decision on directors' defence costs

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • December 23 2013

Christmas came early for investors in failed finance company Bridgecorp, in the form of a Supreme Court ruling that Bridgecorp's claim to insurance

Government proposes new exceptions for insurers under unfair contract legislation

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 24 2013

Many insurers will be aware that the Consumer Law Reform Bill introduces a new regime for unfair contract terms. The Bill allows the Commerce

The James Hardie decision: liability for general counsel and company secretaries

  • Bell Gully
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 20 2012

In a decision that sparked widespread concern in Australia, the High Court of Australia has ruled that James Hardie's general counsel and company secretary owed the company a duty of care under the Australian Corporations Act: Shafron v ASIC 2012 HCA 18 (the James Hardie decision

The Lombard verdict: important lessons for directors

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 7 2012

The spectacular collapse of dozens of finance companies continues to play out in the courtroom, this time in the form of criminal prosecutions of directors for allegedly defective disclosures in prospectuses, investment statements and advertisements (offer documents

The Bridgecorp decision more convictions for defective disclosures

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • April 17 2012

In the latest criminal case against the directors of a failed finance company for defective disclosures in offer documents, directors of Bridgecorp Limited were found guilty this month of offences under the Securities Act, Crimes Act and Companies Act: R v Petricevic 2012 NZHC 665 (the Bridgecorp decision

The Lombard decision: more important lessons for directors

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 8 2012

The High Court has again found that the directors of a failed finance company are guilty of breaches of the Securities Act

D&O insurance policies: will your defence costs be covered?

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 21 2011

A directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policy typically serves two purposes