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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

Setting aside transactions: the good faith defence
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • December 13 2013

In Madsen-Ries v Rapid Construction Ltd 2013 NZCA 489, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal concerning a liquidator's attempt to have a

Consultation paper on insurance solvency standards
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • February 13 2013

The Reserve Bank has published a consultation paper on insurance solvency standards: the quality of capital and regulatory treatment of financial

Bell Group appeal: issues for directors and creditors
  • Bell Gully
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • November 5 2012

In the latest episode in one of Australia's most complex and lengthy commercial disputes, the Western Australia Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal by a syndicate of banks (the Banks) from a decision in favour of the liquidators of the Bell Group (the Group

PPSA priority set by date of registration, not perfection
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • October 4 2012

The Court of Appeal has reversed the High Court’s decision in Healy Holmberg Trading Partnership v Grant on a PPSA issue it describes as being of “practical significance”

Court confirms subordination agreement trumps PPSR registration
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 7 2012

In Gibbston Downs Wines Limited and RFD Finance No 2 Limited v Perpetual Trust Limited HC Christchurch CIV-2010-409-00176 28 May 2012, the High Court considered the effect of registration of a subordination agreement on the respective priority of two perfected security interests registered on the Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR

Subordinated securities: who rules the roost the deal or the PPSR?
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 29 2012

Secured Party A conceded priority of its first ranking security interest to Secured Party B

High Court clarifies PPSA priority race rules
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 11 2012

It’s now official

Obligation of receivers of mortgagees to return GST on proceeds of mortgagee sale
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 6 2012

In Simpson v Commission of Inland Revenue (2012) 25 NZTC 20-119 (CA) the Court of Appeal held that receivers of a mortgagee which is not registered for GST must still account to Inland Revenue for GST on a mortgagee sale

Doing business in New Zealand
  • Simpson Grierson
  • New Zealand
  • June 1 2012

This guide introduces you to New Zealand's business and trading environment, with particular focus on legal and regulatory matters