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April 2015

FYI:Intellectual Property

The New Zealand Government recently announced that bringing into force the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 is on the horizon. The Act provides a framework for registering geographical indications for wines and spirits. A geographical indication identifies…

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FYI:Competition Law

In this FYI we report on a recent Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) introduced to amend the Cartel Bill - this suggests the enactment of the Cartel Bill isn’t far off. We also provide an update on developments in Australia where…

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News:Simpson Grierson helps propel Accel Partners into $US100 million strategic Xero investment

Simpson Grierson has acted as New Zealand legal counsel to Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Accel Partners on its NZ$132.9 million (USD100 million) strategic investment in Xero Limited, an NZX and ASX listed software company that develops cloud-based accounting…

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Our People:Duncan Laing

Duncan Laing

Duncan is a partner in the firm's local government and environment group and a member of the firm's board of…

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