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Trustees Executors Limited v Fund Managers Canterbury Limited & Ors 2016 NZHC 2194
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • New Zealand
  • February 7 2017

The interplay between D&O and PI policies for professional service companies is often less than straightforward. Covergae issues arise where a


Commercial eSpeaking - Summer 2017
  • James & Wells
  • New Zealand
  • January 31 2017

The new Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Act 2015 (CCCFA Amendment Act) which came into full effect in mid-2016 has tightened rules


The dangers of playing fast and loose when trading carbon credits, rare earth metals and coloured diamonds
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • December 13 2016

The English High Court in Re Caledonian Ltd considered whether the business practices of two companies justified the winding up of these companies on


Court of Appeal rejects Fonterra's view on misleading conduct in trade
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 1 2016

In Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd v Mcintyre and Williams Partnership 2016 NZCA 538, the Court of Appeal dismissed Fonterra Co-operative Group's


Commercial eSpeaking Spring 2016 edition
  • James & Wells
  • New Zealand
  • October 7 2016

Enjoy reading this spring edition of Commercial eSpeaking. We hope the articles are both interesting and useful for you


Former directors found to be in breach of their duties
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 29 2016

In CGES Limited (in liquidation and receivership) v Kelly 2016 NZHC 1465, the liquidator of CGES Limited brought claims against the former directors


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


Court defines what it means to live in New Zealand
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • August 15 2016

Since 2015 the Companies Act has required that a company registered in New Zealand must have at least one resident director. The Registrar of


Supreme Court provides guidance on fees in consumer credit contracts
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • August 9 2016

The Supreme Court recently provided guidance on the determination of the reasonableness of fees charged by finance companies in consumer credit


Significant decision on Part 15A voluntary administration
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • August 9 2016

The High Court has issued its first major decision under Part 15A of the Companies Act, rejecting a multi-faceted challenge by Cargill International