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News: Privacy Update - new offence provisions in proposed privacy reforms

A focus on new criminal offences Simpson Grierson is keenly tracking the progress of privacy law reform in New Zealand. A draft Privacy Bill has yet to be released but the Government (through a Cabinet paper) has indicated some key areas of focus.…

02 Sep 2015

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News: Health and Safety Reform Bill Passed

After much debate and publicity, the Health and Safety Reform Bill was finally passed by Parliament last night and it will come into effect on 4 April 2016. The Act will be called the Health and Safety at Work Act.…

28 Aug 2015

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News: Simpson Grierson wins at the Diversity Awards NZ 2015

Simpson Grierson won the Positive Inclusion Award at the prestigious Diversity Awards at a ceremony held in Auckland last night. The awards are presented by the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust.…

27 Aug 2015

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News: Simpson Grierson advises on largest block trade ever undertaken in New Zealand

The Simpson Grierson team of Michael Pollard and Andrew Matthews recently advised Macquarie Capital on the $1.81 billion sale by Origin Energy of its 53.1% shareholding in Contact Energy.…

05 Aug 2015

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News: Video Ezy granted interim injunction against franchisee

The High Court has ordered that Dunedin franchisee Red Bond Limited must re-rebrand its three DVD rental stores back to being Video Ezy stores. The initial brand change away from Video Ezy was, on a preliminary assessment, found to breach non-compete provisions in an expired franchise agreement between Video Ezy and Red Bond.…

31 Jul 2015

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