Latest Publications

April 2014

FYI: Environment, Planning & Resource Management – Coro Mainstreet Inc v Thames-Coromandel District Council

15 Apr 2014

The Court of Appeal has signalled that the 2009 RMA amendments may require a rethink of the Discount Brands approach to notification, including increased scope for non-notification and a reduction in the intensity of judicial review of non-notification decisions...

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Law Guides: A Regional Guide to Restrictive Covenants

08 Apr 2014

Simpson Grierson's Employment Law Group is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to a regional guide on restrictive covenants, in conjunction with its employment law associates throughout the Asia Pacific...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Coke v Pepsi - What's all the fizz about?

01 Apr 2014

The rivalry between drinks brands Coke and Pepsi is the stuff of legend. The latest instalment of this litigated saga is the High Court decision that Frucor and PepsiCo were not infringing Coca Cola’s 3D shape trade mark for the familiar Coke bottle by using Pepsi’s recently minted Carolina bottle...

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FYI: Environment, Planning & Resource Management – The RMA potentially “has no place” in management of genetically modified organisms

20 Mar 2014

The development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been a controversial issue in recent times. Pressure is mounting on councils to have a role in their regulation...

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Law Guides: Takeovers Guide

13 Mar 2014

This guide introduces you to the regulation of takeovers in New Zealand. The guide includes information on...

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Law Guides: Shareholder Meetings Guide

13 Mar 2014

This guide introduces you to the law of shareholder meetings in New Zealand. It provides the chairperson of a shareholder meeting with some information about the chairperson's role and some "troubleshooting" tips...

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Law Guides: Franchising Guide

13 Mar 2014

This guide introduces you to the regulation of franchising in New Zealand. It provides an overview of the key aspects of franchising law including...

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Law Guides: Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 Guide

13 Mar 2014

This guide introduces you to the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 which forms the basis of New Zealand's financial regulation regime...

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