Publications

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.
The Supreme Court has issued a new decision, Madsen-Ries and Levin as Liquidators of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper [2020] NZSC 100, reviewing the law relating to breaches of directors’ duties. The decision sets out important guidance for company directors and their advisors More »
Dealing with creditors generally Talk to your creditors early: You need to show your creditors that their best outcome is to work with you. Make sure that you have a detailed understanding of your own business including: Your accounts through to 31 December 2019 When you expect to start trading and More »
The Government has announced substantial changes to the Companies Act 1993 ( Companies Act ), which are designed to support businesses struggling as a result of the impact of COVID-19 and the Level 4 Government-imposed lockdown. The aim of these changes is to preserve business and to help companies More »
The proposed farm debt mediation scheme is a step closer to becoming law after the Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No. 2) passed its third reading in Parliament yesterday. From there the bill will be sent for Royal Assent and formally be passed into law. Structural parts of the bill, allowing for the More »
The proposed farm debt mediation scheme is a step closer to becoming law after the Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No. 2) was approved by the Committee of the Whole House in Parliament yesterday. The bill is progressing swiftly, with the third reading expected to occur this week. From there the bill will More »
The Insolvency Practitioners Bill was first introduced to Parliament in April 2010. The original aim of the Bill was to establish a “negative licensing system” for insolvency practitioners, with the Registrar of Companies having the power to ban people from acting as a liquidator or More »