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Appeal court keeps parent company on the hook
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • August 17 2016

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Steel & Tube Holdings Limited (STH) against the legal basis and quantum of a $750,000 judgment based


Liquidator "fabricated" key document - High Court
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • July 28 2016

A High Court finding this month that a liquidator fabricated a key document and failed to account for receipts of over half a million dollars


Direct deeds not the protection expected
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • October 21 2015

Direct deeds provide limited protection for contractors. This is the effect of the judgment arising from what is believed to be the first use of the


Dispute resolution in New Zealand trends and insights
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 17 2015

A number of trends are either emerging or gathering intensity in the litigation and dispute resolution arena which have the potential to expose


KiwiSaver balances off limits in a bankruptcy Court of Appeal
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • April 21 2015

A bankrupt's KiwiSaver account balance is off limits to the Official Assignee. Even if it were not, the Official Assignee could not use the


Can a lender use a Property Law Act notice to call up a loan?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 11 2015

In a decision surprising to banks and other lenders, the High Court has ruled that a lender cannot issue a notice to accelerate a loan before the


Liquidation meetings does a secured creditor lose its security by voting?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 2 2015

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that if a secured creditor votes its secured debt in a liquidation meeting, the vote is invalid - and the security


Supreme Court - important win for creditors over liquidators
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • February 18 2015

The Supreme Court has today considerably expanded the "good faith" defence for voidable transactions. Where a creditor "gave value" through the


Liquidations and voidable transactions recent and future trends
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • November 24 2014

Two court judgments which could significantly affect New Zealand's insolvent transactions regime are due out soon. When they are released, we will


Win to ASIC in responsible lending regime
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 29 2014

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has flexed its muscles in relation to the responsible lending regime and obtained a