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Lien vs security interest - who wins?

07/11/2011 A lien is the right to hold on to goods, and in some cases sell them, in order to ensure payment. 

Cover pricing in construction tenders: a risky business

19/10/2011 The ACCC had a recent win in a “cover pricing” case against a construction company and its managing director: the Federal Court found the company broke the law in providing a cover price to a competing bidder.

How much should you pay your regulator? Have your say on MED's proposed fee scale

21/06/2011 The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) has released a discussion document on the fees and levies to fund the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), External Reporting Board, Companies Office and Insolvency and Trustee Service.

Doing business in NZ: starting up a business

17/03/2015 Four main avenues are open to overseas entities wishing to set up a business in New Zealand. They are to: register a branch form a subsidiary…

Trustees take note: FATCA and the family trust

15/12/2015 FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) came into force in July 2014. It is far-reaching and may impose a compliance burden on The trustees of…

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