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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


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


First judgment on whether a director “lives in” New Zealand
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • July 25 2016

Since 1 April 2015, New Zealand companies have been required to have at least one director who: lives in New Zealand; or lives in Australia and is


“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


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


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


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


“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