• JD Supra New Zealand

Publisher:
JD Supra
Publication date:
2019-04-29

Latest documents

  • Preparing for the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019

    With just three months until the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019 (IPRA) changes come in, what should you be doing to prepare?
 
 With the IPRA fast approaching, we set out what insolvency practitioners should be doing to prepare for the changes.

  • Preparing for the IPRA

    With just three months until the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019 (IPRA) changes come in, what should you be doing to prepare?
 
 With the IPRA fast approaching, we set out what insolvency practitioners should be doing to prepare for the changes.

  • Update for employers on Government Covid-19 package

    The Government announcement yesterday introduces some important new factors that, for any reorganisation process to be fair, will need to be factored into decision making around potential cost-saving proposals. First, and most directly, the wage subsidy scheme may provide an alternative option to avoid redundancies. Secondly, there are measures to help businesses economically, and thirdly, there is financial support for workers who are ill or required to be isolated.

  • The effect of COVID-19 on your business (New Zealand)

    With a recession now inevitable, many New Zealand businesses will want to know what they should do to protect their interests in a distressed business environment.

  • COVID-19 and contractual obligations (New Zealand)

    COVID-19’s effects are having a significant impact on the global economy and are likely to cause considerable disruption to commercial activities. As a result, many New Zealand companies are bracing for major changes to what was only a few weeks ago considered “business as usual”.

  • Consumer credit update

    Hot on the heels of the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Act (the Amendment Act) being passed into law on 19 December 2019, the consumer credit law reform programme has not lost any of its momentum in 2020.

  • Consumer credit update

    Hot on the heels of the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Act (the Amendment Act) being passed into law on 19 December 2019, the consumer credit law reform programme has not lost any of its momentum in 2020.

  • COVID-19 – Implications for real estate deals (New Zealand)

    The question is not if COVID-19 has the potential to alter legal agreements relating to property, but how. Can you cancel or terminate your lease or agreement for sale and purchase? Is this a force majeure event? Who takes the risk on time or cost? Supply chains are at risk, the wider tourism and recreation sector looks vulnerable as travel restrictions remain in place and the likelihood of restrictions on public gatherings grows, retail is under pressure and in the office sector there is potential for disruption as firms advise their employees to stay at home. What should you be looking at in your contracts?

  • What employers should bear in mind when navigating Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

    The novel coronavirus outbreak was first alerted to the World Health Organisation (WHO) by Chinese authorities on 31 December 2019 and has rapidly spread across the world. New Zealand now has its second confirmed case. COVID-19’s effects are already being felt across the economy, and businesses have a range of concerns to address as they plan for its impact. This includes managing the risk at their workplaces, and dealing with concerned employees.

  • Financial Law Insight - Financial Markets Consultation Tsunami to Herald in the New Year

    2020 has started off with a hiss and a roar on the regulatory reform consultation front, with a Review of the Financial Markets Authority Funding and Levy settings released at the end of January and the Financial Market Infrastructures Bill and the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill both having their first readings in Parliament on 12 February. In the background, we also have some targeted consultation under way for the proposed Financial Markets Conduct (Regulated Financial Advice Disclosure) Amendment Regulations.

Featured documents

  • Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Intellectual Property

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY -
 
 
 
 There are a variety of laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property in New Zealand. These laws permit the creation of legal rights to the exclusive use or ownership of copyright works, designs, patentable inventions, trade marks and other...

  • Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Employment Laws (Updated)

    EMPLOYMENT LAWS -

 

 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT -

 

 Terms and conditions of work performed by employees in New Zealand are governed by:

 

 • Legislation governing employment terms and working conditions, including legislation regulating ...

  • Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Trade Practices & Consumer Protection

    TRADE PRACTICES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION -
 
 
 
 New Zealand has extensive laws dealing with trade practices and consumer protection matters. 
 
 
 
 TRADE PRACTICES -
 
 
 
 Competitive business activity in New Zealand is principally regulated by the ...

  • Guide To Doing Business In New Zealand: Personal Property Securities Register (Updated)

    PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITIES REGISTER -

 

 The Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (PPSA) came into force in New Zealand on 1 May 2002. At the heart of this legislation is the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) where security interests over personal property can be...

  • Guide To Doing Business In New Zealand: Entry Into New Zealand

    ENTRY TO NEW ZEALAND -
 
 
 
 A visa or permit is not required to visit New Zealand if the visitor is an Australian citizen, British citizen, or a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (entitles up to a three-month visit). New Zealand has visa...

  • Environment: The Concept of Legal Personality – From Companies to Natural Entities?

    New Zealand’s Parliament has just passed a bill to enable the Whanganui River to be recognised as a legal person. It will now be represented by two nominees: one appointed by the Maori community (or Iwi), and another appointed by the government....

  • Sweeping Workplace Changes in New Zealand

    On April 1, 2011, the Government’s Employment Relations and Holiday Act went into effect, setting forth several key workplace changes for employers with operations in New Zealand. This article will discuss the practical issues that employers must focus on while implementing the requirements of this ...

  • Guide To Doing Business In New Zealand: Exchange Control

    EXCHANGE CONTROL -
 
 
 
 Currency movements in and out of New Zealand are subject to certain controls. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 imposes restrictions on transfer of money to detect and deter money laundering and the financing of...

  • New Zealand Looking Set to Implement Domestic Violence Reform

    A bill aimed at enhancing protections for victims of domestic violence in New Zealand has received strong cross party support this year. This means that the proposed changes, including a number of changes relating to employment, are likely to be enacted in 2018....

  • Red Notices: How Member Countries React to Finding Red Notice Subjects

    While people who are the subject of Red Notices may be arrested when they encounter law enforcement officials with knowledge of the outstanding Red Notice, the fact is that a Red Notice is not an arrest warrant.

 

 Although some of INTERPOL's member countries treat a Red Notice as ...