Publications

Publications

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.
 
Newsletter

December 2017

21 December 2017

Quarterly Newsletter - Q4
Govett Quilliam's Quarterly Newsletter providing you with all our latest legal updates. 
 
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.