Monthly Archives: January 2012

Kim Dotcom – The case against…


Possibly somewhat short of being as pure as the driven snow… Nice to see Bernard Hickey weighing in, in his own inimitable style, on the Kim Dotcom saga, and what Bernard has to say makes a lot of sense.  Dotcom … Continue reading

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Effective Disclosure in Prospectuses and Investment Statements: The Financial Markets Authority weighs in.


The Financial Markets Authority has just published a consultation paper on effective disclosure in prospectuses and investment statements. Says the FMA, in its request for feedback: We propose to issue a guidance note because: a. Our functions include promoting the confident … Continue reading

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Financial Markets Authority & Serious Fraud Office formalise co-operation


Well this is very annoying.  I managed to delete the content of my own post, leaving only the heading…..just how I am not sure. It was originally considerably longer than this, but essentially the SFO and FMA have worked out … Continue reading

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Fast-tracking Christchurch Earthquake claims from 1 Feb


A welcome practice note was issued just prior to Xmas by Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue. The “practice note” can be viewed here for those interested in the details. In essence, from 1 February 2012 Christchurch earthquake related claims … Continue reading

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NZ Property Lawyer – Time is of the Essence clauses


New post in our sister blog “The NZ Property Lawyer” on time is of the essence clauses…and why they can create uncertainty rather than certainty.

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