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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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Duncan Cotterill is a member of TerraLex, one of the largest legal networks in the world, providing access to more than 19,000 legal professionals world-wide. Our role in this global network means we can provide our international clients with easy access to specialised local expertise in almost any More »
It has been six months since New Zealand entered Alert Level 4 lockdown and New Zealand businesses continue to grapple with the stress and financial uncertainty wrought by COVID-19. The recent resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand and changes to COVID Alert Levels has compounded the uncertainty More »
There are currently 78 active cases of COVID-19, 58 of which are from community transmission. 56 are connected to the Auckland cluster (with the other 2 presumed to be). Due to the impacts of COVID-19 New Zealand’s new election date is 17 October 2020. Alert levels The Auckland region is in More »
On 19 September 2020, New Zealanders will head to the polls. They will be casting their votes at the ballot not just in the General Election but also on two highly charged political and social issues: cannabis and euthanasia law reform. In the lead up to the General Election, the landscape has More »
One of the measures included in the government’s budget announcement on Thursday, was an extension of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers from 10 June 2020. This scheme is targeted at employers, including sole traders, More »
As the number of new COVID-19 cases remains low, details have been released about what COVID-19 Alert Level Two will allow. A decision on whether or when New Zealand will move out of Alert Level Three will be made on Monday, 11 May. The main message is that Alert Level Two should be a “safer More »
The Government has today announced a new loan scheme to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme will provide assistance of up to $100,000 to firms employing 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. It will also be open to sole-traders and the self- More »
Details have been released about what COVID-19 Alert Level Three will mean, allowing businesses to make plans before the change in level is announced. The main message is that movement is still significantly restricted; New Zealanders are being asked to still stay mainly at home in their bubble, More »
New Zealand businesses are facing unprecedented risk and financial uncertainty due to COVID-19. A significant aspect of this financial distress relates to the legal status of debts during the lockdown period – both as a creditor and a debtor. While the Government’s official advice has More »
As of 26 March 2020 it is only essential services on site construction work that is permitted to continue. This is defined as works which: relate to essential services e.g. hospitals and supermarkets; relate to critical infrastructure; or are needed to maintain human health and safety at home or More »
Commercial landlords and tenants across New Zealand are currently negotiating changes to lease terms, including in relation to rents. While tax considerations are unlikely at the present time to be a priority, the outcome of these negotiations may have a tax timing impact and be either advantageous More »
With the country now under Level 4 of the COVID-19 pandemic levels at 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March, the question of what is now an essential service (and relatedly, an essential business) is crucial. All non-essential businesses must now be closed and all New Zealanders not in essential services More »
As the country entered into an Alert Level 4 “lockdown” at 11:59 on Wednesday, 25 March, landlords and tenants of commercial properties are asking questions about what this means for their leases. Under Alert Level 4, many tenants will be unable to run their businesses from their More »
Primary industries and some suppliers to them have been deemed an essential service, however they will need to follow strict rules to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is requiring assurances from industries and businesses which intend to continue to operate More »
The Government and Commerce Commission yesterday both issued statements to recognise the greater need for commercial cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The underlying concern is to allay fears that strict competition rules might get in the way of legitimate and common-sense collaboration in More »
New Zealand's capital markets regulators are responding to the impact of COVID-19. Here's what you need to know: NZX Class Waiver - Periodic Reporting The timing requirements for the release of full year and half year results announcements and annual reports can be extended for NZX listed More »

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