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“Fair value” in M&A - Dell and Delaware
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand, USA
  • July 18 2016

A Delaware court has rejected a market-led approach to the question of assessing a company's "fair value", holding that a deal price arrived at


Directors' remuneration held to be reasonable
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 30 2016

The Court of Appeal in Madsen-Ries v Petera considered the reasonableness of directors' remuneration in circumstances when a company is in a dire


Director's security set aside
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 30 2016

In Petterson v Browne 2016 NZCA 189 a liquidator successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal and obtained orders under sections 295 and 299 of the


Previous convictions no issue for liquidator
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 30 2016

Mr Kamal was appointed as liquidator of two companies of which the Commissioner of Inland Revenue (CIR) was a creditor. The CIR applied to the High


“Poetic licence and get the buggers out”: Feral ICT contract outcomes are avoidable
  • Wigley + Company
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • June 17 2016

A recent court decision illustrates what we have seen time and again among the numerous ICT disputes on which we have advised. Parties to ICT


Going to Market - consumer law update - June 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 14 2016

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


Directors' remuneration post-insolvency
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 2 2016

Directors do not need to consider creditors' interests when determining the fairness of their own remuneration, even after the company has become


Directors in breach not always liable
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • May 27 2016

A director is not absolutely liable for all losses suffered by a company on his or her watch. So the Court of Appeal has ruled in a recent


When do directors exceed their duty to exercise power for proper purpose: major new decision
  • Wigley + Company
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

A new UK Supreme Court decision - in a corporate raider context - shows that, even when directors act under broadly stated powers in the company’s


'Commercial common sense' in contractual interpretation
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 20 2016

The Court of Appeal in New Zealand Carbon Farming Limited v Mighty River Power Limited 2015 NZCA 605 has affirmed, and clarified, Lord Neuberger's