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Court rejects 'halfway house' on security for costs
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 14 2015

In Erwood v Official Assignee 2015 NZCA 478 an application was made to review a decision declining to dispense with security for costs. The


Bank not liable for alleged breaches of duty
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 8 2015

Recently, a bank successfully obtained an order to summarily dismiss a claim against it. The claim arose out of a loan advanced by the bank to


Commissions safe for now but big changes possible for financial advice industry
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • November 26 2015

The Options Paper released yesterday for the review of the financial advisers regime provides three scenarios for change ranging from modest to


Good but could do better - FMA message to financial advisers and salespeople
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • November 18 2015

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) report for the June 2014-2015 year on Authorised Financial Advisers (AFAs) and salespeople finds that - while


Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 12 2015

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more


Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • October 12 2015

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more


Substance over form in equitable tracing Privy Council
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • September 28 2015

A recent Privy Council judgment may make it easier for victims of fraud to trace property through complex money laundering schemes and enforce


Mobile payments and related parties, eg loyalty cards
  • Wigley + Company
  • New Zealand
  • September 23 2015

Our article series on mobile payments explores some of the legal issues surrounding this new technology. In this article we look to the future and


Mobile payments and competition law
  • Wigley + Company
  • New Zealand
  • September 18 2015

Mobile payment platforms, and the various innovative ways that they will be able to enable payments in the coming years, have the ability to be


Retailers pay banks more over payWave PayPass than over EFTPOS
  • Wigley + Company
  • Australia, European Union, New Zealand, USA
  • September 18 2015

This article summarises the implications for merchants and consumers of the use of so-called contactless cards, in terms of Merchant Service Fees