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ECI: What is it, why use it and where is it going?

New Zealand - November 29 2012 Increasingly, the market is embracing alternative contracting models to deliver complex and large projects

RFPs A binding process or not?

New Zealand - December 17 2012 A major IT project such as a new system implementation, or an outsourcing or managed services arrangement, will often commence with the issue of a Request for Proposal (RFP) or tender document

Exceptions to exclusions and limitations of liability - gross misconduct and wilful default

New Zealand - December 6 2010 When negotiating technology contracts, a customer may require that liability for negligence be excluded from the general contractual exclusions and limitations of liability

Force majeure - what happens when disaster strikes?

New Zealand - April 11 2011 The recent disasters in Greymouth, Christchurch and Japan are sobering reminders of the ability of catastrophic and unexpected events to interrupt business

Absolute claims must be absolutely accurate

New Zealand - September 5 2012 The New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority has recently decided that Fonterra made several misleading claims on its website about the benefits of dairy

Crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending: final Regulations

New Zealand - March 11 2014 From 1 April 2014 companies will be able to access equity and debt capital without compliance with typical disclosure obligations placed on issuers

Shackles removed for employee share schemes

New Zealand, United Kingdom - March 11 2014 On 1 April 2014, a new regulatory framework for employee share schemes will come into force. This new regime will make it cheaper and easier for

Fluoridation is lawful. Fluoridation is not compulsory medical treatment

New Zealand - March 11 2014 The High Court confirms that local authorities have a power to fluoridate drinking water and that fluoridation is consistent with the New Zealand

Health and Safety Reform Bill introduced into Parliament

New Zealand - March 11 2014 The next stage in New Zealand's biggest health and safety reform in 20 years arrived on Monday, with the introduction into Parliament of the Health

Litigation funding the Supreme Court rules

New Zealand - March 6 2014 The recent decision of the New Zealand Supreme Court in Waterhouse v Contractors Bonding Ltd is likely to see an increase in commercial funding of