Current FYIs

July 2014


FYIs are articles that consider current issues, law changes and significant court decisions. To suggest a topic for a future FYI, please click on the 'Suggest an FYI' page on the left hand navigation bar. To receive FYIs via email on your choice of topic, please click on 'register to receive our publications' at the end of this page.

FYI: Corporate Advisory – Changes imminent for companies and limited partnerships

30 Jun 2014

The Companies and Limited Partnerships Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament and will soon come into effect, bringing with it some major changes to certain aspects to New Zealand's company law.

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Tasman does enough to insulate its brand from genericide

25 Jun 2014

After a long time the decision in Tasman Insulation v Knauf has been released...

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FYI: Environment, Energy & Natural Resources – "Getting ahead of the game" - comments on the final fracking report

10 Jun 2014

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) released her final report on hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking") and regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry on 4 June 2014...

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FYI: Litigation – Major reform of the District Courts Rules - Again

05 Jun 2014

The District Courts Rules underwent major reform in 2009, and are now being changed again. The introduction of the District Courts Rules 2009 saw a move away from traditional litigation processes, to a more settlement-focused process that aimed to be user-friendly...

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FYI: Banking & Finance – Lenders Beware! Significant changes for consumer credit contracts and guarantees

29 May 2014

Lenders are facing significant and broad-ranging changes following Parliament’s passing of the third reading of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Bill on 27 May 2014. Following royal assent, the changes will become law...

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