Publications

Publications

Newsletter

May 2018

22 May 2018

Newsletter - May 2018
Govett Quilliam's Newsletter providing you with all our latest legal updates. 
 
NZ's Ban Of Offshore Exploration & The Case For Consultation

May 2018

22 May 2018

NZ's Ban Of Offshore Exploration & The Case For Consultation
The Government’s announcement to ban future offshore oil and gas exploration permits was allegedly made without a plan, without any cost-benefit analysis and consequently without any certainty for the industry, investors and the thousands of people directly employed by the industry. 
Client Trust Newsletter

May 2018

22 May 2018

Client Trust Newsletter
Find out about the TRUST BILLTRUSTEE DUTIES AND PRACTICAL TIPS, COMMON REPORTING STANDARD and meet our new ASSOCIATE, Blair McNamara
New Zealand heads into Outer Space

February 2018

16 February 2018

New Zealand heads into Outer Space

On 10 July 2017, New Zealand finally implement the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 (Act), which came into force on 21 December 2017.

Labour to Roll Back on 90-Day Trial Periods Under New Employment Law Reforms

January 2018

28 January 2018

Labour To Roll Back On 90-Day Trial Periods Under New Employment Law Reforms
The new Labour-led Government has softened its position on controversial trial periods.
 
Why is Competition Law Important? - NZME and FairFax Media Merger Case Study

December 2017

21 December 2017

Why is Competition Law Important? - NZME and FairFax Media Merger Case Study

Competition law promotes or seeks to maintain competition in marketplaces. It does this by restricting anti-competitive trade practices, mergers and business acquisitions, and economic regulation.

Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill

December 2017

21 December 2017

Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill
Domestic violence (“DV”) has proven to be a significant issue in New Zealand. For example in 2016, the New Zealand (“NZ”) Police investigated 118,910 incidents of family violence, that equates to approximately one DV incident every five minutes.
 
The Corporate Veil

December2017

20 December 2017

The Corporate Veil
Section 15 of the Companies Act 1993 (“Act”) states that a company has a legal personality in its own right and is separate from its shareholders.