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New requirements for New Zealand incorporated companies
These changes are being phased in to ensure that existing companies have time to comply with the new requirements.
10 Mar 2015
Preparing For Your 2012 AGM – A Checklist
Recent changes may have an impact on your next AGM.
28 Sep 2012
Allowing a Zero Percent Tax Rate For Non-Residents Investing In a PIE
An officials’ paper has just been released which proposes a zero percent tax rate for non-residents investing in a PIE in respect of foreign-sourced income.
New Zealand
15 Apr 2010
Anti-Money Laundering And Countering Financing Of Terrorism Bill Enacted
The Anti-money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill 2009 is now an Act of Parliament, having gained royal assent on 16 October 2009.
New Zealand
27 Oct 2009
Short Selling Update
On 25 May 2009, ASIC lifted the ban it had imposed on the covered short selling of financial securities, effective from 10am that day.
23 Jul 2009
Settlement Systems, Futures, And Emissions Unit Bill Reported Back To The House
The Commerce Committee has recently reported back to the House on the Settlement Systems, Futures, and Emissions Unit Bill (Bill) which will provide an opt-in regulatory regime for the approval and oversight of designated settlement systems in New Zealand.
New Zealand
6 Jul 2009
Indefeasibility Under Attack, Part 1: Unforeseen Agency Invalidates Security
In the recent case of Dollars & Sense Finance Limited v Rerekohu Nathan [2008] 2 NZLR 557, the Supreme Court sent a warning to lenders and their solicitors – tread carefully to ensure that you do not inadvertently appoint an agent whose actions you may be responsible for.
20 Jan 2009
Personal Liability For Misleading Or Deceptive Public Announcements
The recent unanimous judgment of the Full Federal Court in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Narain [2008] FCAFC 120
3 Nov 2008
International Round Up
Markel International Insurance Co Ltd, QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited and Amalfi Underwriting Limited (collectively the Claimants), brought proceedings in England's High Court against Surety Guarantee Consultants Ltd (SGC) and its former directors and employees.
24 Oct 2008
Amendments to the Trade Practices Act Now In Effect
Amendments to the Trade Practices Act now in effect Recent amendments to the Trade Practices Act (TPA) in effect from 1 January 2007 change the application of significant competition law provisions in the TPA and some ACCC procedures. This Update identifies the key changes and discusses their impact.
28 Jan 2007
A Contractor’s Duty to Warn of Design Defects
Design obligations do not necessarily spring to a contractor’s mind when engaged in a build-only contract. However, the trend of legal decisions in Australia and overseas indicates that these are issues contractors should be aware of.
16 Aug 2006
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Update
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Committee) published its report on Corporate Responsibility: Managing Risk and creating value in June 2006.
2 Aug 2006
KiwiSaver Default Providers – A Step Into The Unknown
The KiwiSaver Bill will progress in parallel with the tender process, providers will be in the unenviable position of tendering to provide services while there is still uncertainty and a lack of detail in a number of key areas. We elaborate on this.
New Zealand
7 May 2006
NZ Tax Update - April 2006
The Government has released an announcement outlining its proposed reforms to the taxation of investment income. The key changes being proposed relate to: The taxation of collective investment vehicles; The taxation of foreign portfolio investments.
1 May 2006
Security Interests in Goods Act 2005 (NSW): March 2006
New legislation is in place in New South Wales regulating security over ‘goods’ such as personal property, livestock, fish, crops and wool. The Security Interests in Goods Act 2005 (NSW) became operational on 1 March 2006 and replaces the previous system established under the Bills of Sale Act 1898 (NSW) and the Liens on Crops and Wool and Stock Mortgages Act 1898 (NSW).
1 Apr 2006
Federal Government Gives the Green Light to a Genetic Information Framework
The Federal Government has supported key "Essentially Yours" recommendations which, if implemented, will affect a wide range of areas including genetic testing, health privacy, insurance, employment and civil proceedings.
13 Mar 2006
The TGA Gets Set to Get Tough: Likely New Enforcement Options
The TGA's enforcement options will be amplified with the introduction of a tiered regime of criminal offences and civil penalty provisions.
29 Nov 2005
Clinical Trials Under the Microscope
The Therapeutic Goods Administration ("TGA") and the National Health and Medical Research Council ("NH&MRC") handed down their report on the Review of Access to Unapproved Therapeutic Goods in Australia in late February this year.
29 Nov 2005
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