Category Archives: Business Law

Dick Smith: Private Equity $500M, Investors Zero


I have been following the saga of Dick Smith’s receivership with great interest, not because anything illegal happened (at least, not as far as I can tell), but for the illustration of corporate raiders at work. There is a very … Continue reading

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Liquidators vs the Humble Subcontractor – Voidable Payments


The NZ Supreme Court has struck a blow in defence of the humble subcontractor today…well…everyone that works on a building site, that is, rather than just subbies.  The head contractor and other tradespeople will also benefit from some certainty or, … Continue reading

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Bank Loan Approvals – A word of caution


They don’t mean anything, and they never have. You may think you can go and make your offer in safety.  You can’t. All bank loan approvals are “indicative”…ie they merely indicate what the bank “might” be prepared to lend.  They … Continue reading

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Law Commission Trusts Paper – the Preferred Approach


Readers may be interested in the Law Commission’s “Review of the Law of Trusts – Preferred Approach”, including all the Issues papers circulated amongst the legal profession and other interested parties over the last few years. As it weighs in … Continue reading

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The True Costs of Using Bartercard for Your Business?


A very thought provoking piece by the owners of Energise Web Design on what they consider to be the considerable costs of Bartercard. The True Costs of Using Bartercard for Your Business | Energise Web Design. Worth a read by … Continue reading

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Financial Markets Authority – Guidelines on Disclosure in Investment Statements and Prospectuses


Just a short update: Further to our earlier article on disclosure guidelines distributed for comment by the FMA, the expected timetable of final guidelines by the end of March seems to have fallen by the wayside. Instead the FMA got … Continue reading

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Crafar Farms Sale Approved – the Reasoning


The LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) website…plus every media outlet in the country….has reported the approval of the sale of the Crafar Farms to Milk New Zealand Holding Limited, a subsidiary of the Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited, which was … Continue reading

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