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  • 30 April 2017

    China, Russia and Mexico eye closer trade ties with New Zealand

  • 24 April 2017

    How secure is your security? – Courts to be given the power to cancel registered mortgages

  • 21 April 2017

    Health and Safety changes coming in May

  • 20 April 2017

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts is New Zealand Law Firm of the Year, says Chambers

  • 12 April 2017

    FMA taking submissions on KiwiSaver fee disclosure

  • 11 April 2017

    Defendant pleads guilty to insider trading on Eroad shares

  • 10 April 2017

    We need to talk about health and safety

  • 10 April 2017

    Little things matter - the value of good property due diligence

  • 07 April 2017

    Environmental Reforms Pass

  • 07 April 2017

    Takeovers Panel – proposed amendments to the Takeovers Code

  • 07 April 2017

    The perils of price talk – recent price fixing penalty decisions

  • 07 April 2017

    Construction Connect

  • 07 April 2017

    Retail banking continues to be high risk in new Reserve Bank AML Risk Assessment

  • 07 April 2017

    New tax bill to reform taxation of employee share schemes

  • 05 April 2017

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts and Anderson Lloyd advise on Tauranga social housing transfer

  • 05 April 2017

    FMA releases keys to wise-up about retirement

  • 03 April 2017

    FMA announces tighter regulation of derivatives

  • 31 March 2017

    Construction Bulletin - March 2017

  • 31 March 2017

    Government to consolidate and update requirements for managing hazardous substances

  • 30 March 2017

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts recognised by Australasian Law Awards

  • 30 March 2017

    Changes ahead: Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act under review

  • 28 March 2017

    The role of LINZ and its priorities for 2017

  • 27 March 2017

    AFA information report released by FMA

  • 24 March 2017

    More proposed changes to freshwater management – will they sink or swim?

  • 23 March 2017

    Envirolink - Ensuring the proposed urban development authorities leave a positive economic and social legacy

  • 22 March 2017

    Reserve Bank publishes exposure draft of outsourcing policy

  • 14 March 2017

    New year senior promotions and appointments

  • 14 March 2017

    Joint venture to drive artificial intelligence in legal services

  • 14 March 2017

    Phase Two AML/CFT Bill introduced to Parliament

  • 13 March 2017

    New exemptions for OIO consents of sensitive land

  • 10 March 2017

    FMA files charges for insider trading

  • 10 March 2017

    Generating options for Kiwi businesses

  • 08 March 2017

    Upcoming changes to enduring powers of attorney

  • 06 March 2017

    Debate on Resource Management Act reforms recommences

  • 03 March 2017

    FMA v Warminger judgement released

  • 03 March 2017

    FMA v Warminger judgment released

  • 02 March 2017

    Private Client News - Issue 12

  • 28 February 2017

    Construction Bulletin - February 2017

  • 28 February 2017

    FMA publishes guide to consumer entitlements from financial service providers

  • 27 February 2017

    Proposed Legislation to Impact Urban Development Sector

  • 21 February 2017

    Consultation on class exemption for non-NZX brokers from the Financial Advisers Act 2008

  • 21 February 2017

    Inland Revenue clarifies GST treatment of fees paid in relation to unit trusts

  • 21 February 2017

    FMA publishes Conduct Outcomes Report on Prevention and Enforcement

  • 17 February 2017

    Financial Advisers Draft Bill Released

  • 16 February 2017

    FMA identifies new strategic risks for 2017

  • 15 February 2017

    Ministry of Health wins appeal against the Problem Gambling Foundation

  • 15 February 2017

    Judicature Modernisation legislation

  • 14 February 2017

    FMA draws attention to new accounting standards

  • 08 February 2017

    FMA Issues 12 Formal Warnings over AML/CFT Breaches

  • 07 February 2017

    Reserve Bank publishes final outsourcing policy decisions

  • 02 February 2017

    FMA’s good conduct guide – final version released today

  • 01 February 2017

    Leading Business Opinions

  • 31 January 2017

    National law firm Chair announces plan to step down

  • 30 January 2017

    2017 Litigation Forecast

  • 26 January 2017

    Changes to migrant Investor Categories announced

  • 17 January 2017

    FMA releases consultation on class exemption for managers of multiple participant superannuation schemes

  • 15 January 2017

    Competition and Regulation Market Activity

  • 22 December 2016

    Common Reporting Standard compliance - Will you be ready?

  • 21 December 2016

    TMT expert joins MinterEllisonRuddWatts partnership

  • 19 December 2016

    Understanding the rise of Chinese tourism into NZ

  • 19 December 2016

    Man on a Mission: an interview with Treasury's CEO

  • 19 December 2016

    New renewable energy strategy released for public consultation

  • 19 December 2016

    Resource Management reforms continue into the new year

  • 19 December 2016

    An interview with Barbara Chapman: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASB

  • 19 December 2016

    An interview with John Allen: CEO of New Zealand Racing Board

  • 16 December 2016

    Speaking with the Chairman of BNZ

  • 14 December 2016

    Changes to minimum content requirements in KiwiSaver annual statements

  • 14 December 2016

    New Anti-Money Laundering Phase Two Draft Bill Released

  • 14 December 2016

    Supreme Court upholds settlement agreement in Prattley v Vero

  • 14 December 2016

    EQC agrees that homeowners’ private insurers will handle Kaikoura earthquake EQC claims

  • 13 December 2016

    Construction Bulletin - what will 2017 mean for you?

  • 12 December 2016

    Reminder about changes to MIS quarterly fund updates

  • 08 December 2016

    Backbone business profile: Fertile ground for new business

  • 08 December 2016

    From the Minister: Hon Craig Foss

  • 08 December 2016

    Weighing the benefits and risks of cloud computing

  • 08 December 2016

    Tell ME about preparing to raise capital for growth

  • 08 December 2016

    Early stage capital raising in New Zealand

  • 08 December 2016

    FMA releases AML/CFT monitoring report

  • 05 December 2016

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts elects new Board Chair

  • 05 December 2016

    WorkSafe New Zealand’s Annual Report Released

  • 02 December 2016

    ACC takes home New Zealand’s top governance award

  • 01 December 2016

    New Civil Defence amendment legislation passed under urgency

  • 01 December 2016

    Amended Reserve Bank Outsourcing Policy Fast Approaching

  • 29 November 2016

    Proposed amendments to Approved Issuer eligibility will not go ahead

  • 23 November 2016

    Government gears up against climate change

  • 22 November 2016

    FMA releases response to submissions on regulatory returns for crowd funders and peer-to-peer lenders

  • 22 November 2016

    MBIE publishes options for amending s99(1A) of the CCCFA

  • 18 November 2016

    Cutting Red Tape: A 2015 update on NZ regulations

  • 18 November 2016

    Top tier firm’s deals take national honours

  • 18 November 2016

    Making hay in a headwind

  • 18 November 2016

    New FMCA exemptions published

  • 18 November 2016

    Tell ME about... Privacy

  • 14 November 2016

    South Island earthquake

  • 14 November 2016

    Spark it up - an interview with Simon Moutter, Spark's Managing Director

  • 14 November 2016

    Ministry of Justice releases draft Trusts Bill

  • 09 November 2016

    Public sector decision making: key lessons from judicial review decisions in 2016

  • 09 November 2016

    Counting down to the Top 200

  • 09 November 2016

    Counting down to the Top 200

  • 09 November 2016

    General Election 2017: Round-up of recent developments in electoral law

  • 08 November 2016

    FMA releases new KiwiSaver guidance

  • 02 November 2016

    National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

  • 01 November 2016

    Wealth manager fined $300,000 for breaches of NZX Rules

  • 31 October 2016

    CCA captures consultants

  • 31 October 2016

    Construction Bulletin - October 2016

  • 31 October 2016

    Women's Refuge receives more than $44,000 from leading law firm

  • 27 October 2016

    New Financial Market Conduct amendment regulations

  • 26 October 2016

    Reserve Bank conducts Catastrophe Risk Survey

  • 26 October 2016

    Efficiency needed for infrastructure planning

  • 26 October 2016

    Now’s the time to create New Zealand’s infrastructure future

  • 24 October 2016

    Next step in testing reasonableness of lender’s fees

  • 20 October 2016

    Treasury consultation on increased thresholds for overseas investment in significant business assets

  • 19 October 2016

    Health and Safety Update | Code of Practice for Asbestos

  • 17 October 2016

    National law firm Chair announces plan to step down

  • 13 October 2016

    Government clarifies that only contracts from 31 March 2017 will be subject to new retentions regime under CCA

  • 13 October 2016

    Financial services laws updated in omnibus Bill

  • 11 October 2016

    FMA consults on regulatory returns for prescribed intermediary service licensees

  • 10 October 2016

    Supporting the emerging FinTech sector

  • 05 October 2016

    What experts can comment on, and what they can't

  • 05 October 2016

    Product recalls – what do they involve?

  • 04 October 2016

    What does the Hawke's Bay water-caused epidemic tell us?

  • 04 October 2016

    Moving the goal posts?

  • 30 September 2016

    Construction Bulletin - September 2016

  • 26 September 2016

    Alumni Dame Patsy Reddy announced as new Governor General

  • 23 September 2016

    Pokémon Go craze raises questions on how augmented reality affects real-world rights and responsibilities

  • 19 September 2016

    Lawyers in gumboots - Fieldays 2016

  • 19 September 2016

    Tell ME about... customer contracts

  • 19 September 2016

    Cyber security: How do you tackle it?

  • 19 September 2016

    Backbone business profile: Fortlock - An innovative approach to an old problem

  • 19 September 2016

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts appoints new environment and resource management Partner

  • 14 September 2016

    How do employers meet the test of justification?

  • 12 September 2016

    Health and Safety Alert | MSD shooting decision

  • 10 September 2016

    Commerce Commission scrutinises energy retail sector for unfair contract terms

  • 08 September 2016

    Commerce Commission releases updated draft consumer credit fees guidelines

  • 08 September 2016

    Police confirm no evidence that KiwiSaver scheme investments are illegal under cluster munitions regime

  • 07 September 2016

    Brexit: Overview and Implications for New Zealand

  • 07 September 2016

    Major Events Management Act 2007

  • 07 September 2016

    Proposed earthquake-prone buildings regulations released for consultation

  • 06 September 2016

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts on tackling digital innovation

  • 05 September 2016

    Commerce Commission asks Court how CCCFA applies to peer-to-peer lending

  • 02 September 2016

    Update on tax reform of employee share schemes

  • 02 September 2016

    Construction Bulletin - August 2016

  • 27 August 2016

    Reserve Bank conducts Catastrophe Risk Survey

  • 26 August 2016

    Commercial Bay selected as location for new premises

  • 25 August 2016

    Law firm highly commended for Empowerment at Diversity Awards 2016

  • 23 August 2016

    WorkSafe aims to reduce asbestos deaths

  • 19 August 2016

    Ministry of Justice release consultation paper on Phase 2 AML/CFT

  • 18 August 2016

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts selects Auckland development Commercial Bay for its next premises

  • 09 August 2016

    Draft tax legislation released: AEOI, foreign trusts disclosure rules and simplification of business taxes

  • 08 August 2016

    Director residency requirement, failure to file financial statements and consultation on Companies Office fees

  • 05 August 2016

    FMA releases review of corporate governance disclosure

  • 02 August 2016

    MBIE consults on accessibility of retirement savings in bankruptcy

  • 02 August 2016

    Corporate Governance Symposium 2016 | Tips From The Top

  • 01 August 2016

    Australian High Court reconsiders law on contractual penalties

  • 01 August 2016

    Tracking the changes to Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

  • 29 July 2016

    FMA publishes guidance on good conduct

  • 29 July 2016

    AEOI factsheet released

  • 29 July 2016

    Recommendations on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, addressing housing supply and affordability, and much more

  • 27 July 2016

    Clarification of retentions regimes under CCA

  • 26 July 2016

    New environment and resource management Partner appointed

  • 26 July 2016

    FMA's funding up for review

  • 26 July 2016

    Construction Bulletin – July 2016

  • 18 July 2016

    Understanding restraints of trade

  • 18 July 2016

    Employment Law Update | Restraints of Trade

  • 15 July 2016

    Top lawyer Silvana Schenone announced as a member of the Takeovers Panel

  • 14 July 2016

    Changes to New Zealand foreign trust disclosure rules confirmed

  • 13 July 2016

    Payment claim vs. Counterclaim – a common point of contention in the Construction Contract Act’s payment regime

  • 13 July 2016

    Changes to the Financial Advisers Act and FSP Act revealed

  • 12 July 2016

    Governance lessons from (or for) Tony Blair

  • 09 July 2016

    Tax cooperation and transparency: Where New Zealand is at

  • 04 July 2016

    Partner Stacey Shortall named as a Blake Leader by Sir Peter Blake Trust

  • 01 July 2016

    TIME warp: How convergence is changing the world

  • 01 July 2016

    Competition and Regulation Market Activity

  • 30 June 2016

    Construction Bulletin – June 2016

  • 30 June 2016

    An interview with Frances Valintine, The Mind Lab

  • 30 June 2016

    Trailblazer at the Helm - an interview with Jan Dawson

  • 30 June 2016

    On the Cusp - An interview with Anthony Healey

  • 30 June 2016

    Put to the Test: The Pressure is on for M&A

  • 30 June 2016

    Auckland awaits recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

  • 30 June 2016

    The New Leaders - Millennials: MEttle talks with young Kiwi Leaders

  • 29 June 2016

    FMA report on life insurance sales and advice (replacement business – who benefits?)

  • 28 June 2016

    Foreign trusts inquiry concluded (and how to tax multinationals)

  • 26 June 2016

    Silvana Schenone announced as a member of the Takeovers Panel

  • 24 June 2016

    Cabinet approves policy for further amendments to Financial Markets Conduct Regulation

  • 23 June 2016

    FMA releases annual review of NZX’s regulatory framework

  • 22 June 2016

    Treasury proposes new Overseas Investment Act exemptions

  • 20 June 2016

    The week in politics | PM announces NZ troops staying longer in Iraq

  • 17 June 2016

    Amendments to the AML/CFT (Definitions) Regulations 2011

  • 15 June 2016

    FMA announces new exemptions for overseas issuers

  • 15 June 2016

    Smoke free areas, TPP free zones, and alcohol restrictions

  • 15 June 2016

    Olympic Selection – Administrative Law Lessons in the World of Sport

  • 14 June 2016

    KiwiSaver changes affect minors and scheme providers

  • 13 June 2016

    The week in politics | PM announces increase to New Zealand’s refugee quota

  • 13 June 2016

    FMA releases auditor regulation and oversight plan for 2016 - 2019

  • 07 June 2016

    Chair of MinterEllisonRuddWatts named as an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

  • 07 June 2016

    CCCFA Update: A year in review

  • 04 June 2016

    Under the microscope: Recent cases of interest

  • 04 June 2016

    Statutory time limits for Canterbury earthquake claims - CoverToCover Issue 8

  • 04 June 2016

    When does the clock stop for class action plaintiffs? - CoverToCover Issue 8

  • 03 June 2016

    Stronger regulation ahead for food safety

  • 03 June 2016

    Further changes to FMC, FA and FRA Regulations

  • 02 June 2016

    New Proposed National Policy Statement aims to tackle housing supply

  • 01 June 2016

    Trustees’ insurers face exposure to contribution claims - CoverToCover Issue 8

  • 31 May 2016

    PM discusses housing plans and announces official visit to Fiji

  • 31 May 2016

    The week in politics | PM discusses housing plans and announces official visit to Fiji

  • 31 May 2016

    Construction Bulletin - May 2016

  • 31 May 2016

    Environment Court reacts again to the use of development plans

  • 27 May 2016

    Understanding how the FMA will be regulating fee disclosure

  • 27 May 2016

    Competition and Regulation Market Activity

  • 27 May 2016

    Goat and alpaca products highlight ‘Made in New Zealand’ issue

  • 25 May 2016

    Concurrent employment and criminal investigations

  • 25 May 2016

    Compliance for Kiwi Businesses

  • 25 May 2016

    Agile methodologies: Embracing flexibility, collaboration and change

  • 25 May 2016

    Why you need a business strategy for digital

  • 25 May 2016

    Tell ME about... your modern workforce

  • 25 May 2016

    Mind the skills gap

  • 24 May 2016

    FMA reviews use of regulatory powers

  • 24 May 2016

    International Newsletter | The New Zealand Connection

  • 19 May 2016

    Property Schemes to be exempt from some requirements of FMCA

  • 17 May 2016

    The week in parliament | Pre Budget Chatter

  • 16 May 2016

    Backbone business profile: Future-proofing through digital technologies

  • 16 May 2016

    Court of Appeal allows FMA to deregister Vivier

  • 13 May 2016

    Radical tax reform of employee share schemes

  • 13 May 2016

    Supreme Court dismisses Sportzone appeal

  • 13 May 2016

    Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill passes its third reading

  • 13 May 2016

    Reserve Bank consults on default option for publication of submissions

  • 11 May 2016

    Electoral law, judicial review and the supremacy of Parliament

  • 11 May 2016

    New Ombudsman opinion: public interest in a legal opinion outweighs legal professional privilege

  • 09 May 2016

    MBIE publishes submissions received on its review of the FA Act and FSP Act

  • 05 May 2016

    Commerce Commission reminds lenders of the consequences of failing to make CCCFA disclosures

  • 04 May 2016

    FMA issues formal warning for breach of AML/CFT Act

  • 02 May 2016

    Asia Region Funds Passport - Memorandum of Cooperation Signed

  • 29 April 2016

    Competition and Regulation Market Activity

  • 29 April 2016

    Construction Bulletin - April 2016

  • 29 April 2016

    Commission gives green light to Z / Chevron merger subject to divestments

  • 24 April 2016

    FMA releases white paper on behavioural insights to improve financial capability

  • 14 April 2016

    Recent liquor law events highlight New Zealand’s tense relationship with drink

  • 13 April 2016

    The week in parliament | PM discusses the review of New Zealand’s foreign trust laws

  • 08 April 2016

    FMA releases consultation paper on proposed exemption for small offers of co-operative shares

  • 01 April 2016

    Employment Standards Legislation Bill comes into force today

  • 31 March 2016

    The changing face of hazardous substances management

  • 31 March 2016

    Construction Bulletin - March 2016

  • 24 March 2016

    ASIC releases consultation paper on providing digital financial advice

  • 24 March 2016

    Company director sentenced to home detention after worker’s death

  • 23 March 2016

    FMA releases variations of the standard conditions of market licences

  • 22 March 2016

    Congratulations to our distinguished alumni Dame Patsy Reddy, announced as new Governor General

  • 22 March 2016

    Problems with poor performance - How to performance manage your employees and get it right

  • 22 March 2016

    Court of Appeal rejects mistake as a basis for challenging settlement agreement

  • 18 March 2016

    Legal Landscape continue to change for Water/ Resource Consents

  • 16 March 2016

    Backbone business profile: Breaking through the ice

  • 14 March 2016

    The Cartels and Leniency Review 4th Edition Released

  • 10 March 2016

    Levelling the playing field on GST

  • 10 March 2016

    Building strong foundations

  • 10 March 2016

    Tell ME about... buying a business

  • 09 March 2016

    Public Sector Procurement Law Update

  • 08 March 2016

    FMA consults on exemptions impacting overseas businesses, and restricted schemes

  • 04 March 2016

    FMA releases information sheets on performance-based fees disclosure and 0% PIR return calculation

  • 01 March 2016

    Construction Bulletin - February 2016

  • 26 February 2016

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts appoints Mike Schubert as Chief Executive

  • 25 February 2016

    Tides of change for the marine environment

  • 22 February 2016

    Accelerated timeline for implementation of automatic exchange of information

  • 18 February 2016

    Is the FMCA a watershed for offer due diligence?

  • 17 February 2016

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts advise on $941 million acquisition

  • 17 February 2016

    FMA publishes AML/CFT Annual Review Report

  • 10 February 2016

    Improving the operation of the Official Information Act: goals for 2016

  • 10 February 2016

    TPP - Is our sovereignty really under attack?

  • 05 February 2016

    FMA issues exemption notice for kauri bonds and other unsubordinated debt securities

  • 05 February 2016

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts celebrates three new Band One rankings

  • 05 February 2016

    2016 Litigation Forecast

  • 02 February 2016

    An interview with Gavin Walker, former Chair of the Guardians of NZ Superannuation

  • 01 February 2016

    Disruption and innovation in insurance - CoverToCover Issue 7

  • 28 January 2016

    Construction Bulletin - January 2016

  • 22 January 2016

    Employment: the year ahead

  • 22 January 2016

    ‘Noel Leeming rebrand cost my business hundreds of thousands’

  • 21 January 2016

    Envirolink - January 2016

  • 20 January 2016

    Draft regulations for work involving hazardous substances

  • 18 January 2016

    Nick Whitehouse of MinterEllisonRuddWatts on tackling digital innovation

  • 23 December 2015

    Construction Bulletin - December 2015

  • 22 December 2015

    The RBNZ publishes conclusions of its stocktake of prudential regulations

  • 18 December 2015

    FMA releases final consultation papers for 2015

  • 18 December 2015

    DIA clarifies CDD requirements for professional trustees

  • 11 December 2015

    Class designation of shares to MIPs in a MIS

  • 09 December 2015

    ‘Chilling effect on pro-competitive behaviour’ puts cartel criminalisation back on ice

  • 03 December 2015

    Social media in the workplace

  • 03 December 2015

    Celebrating one year of the FMCA and relaunch of our Roadmap

  • 01 December 2015

    Envirolink - Significant system changes ahead for the Resource Management Act

  • 30 November 2015

    Health and safety reform – a reflection - CoverToCover Issue 6

  • 30 November 2015

    Under the microscope: Canterbury earthquake decisions - CoverToCover Issue 6

  • 30 November 2015

    Who pays for earthquake strengthening? - CoverToCover Issue 6

  • 30 November 2015

    Proposed reforms to the EQC Act - CoverToCover Issue 6

  • 27 November 2015

    Construction Bulletin - November 2015

  • 26 November 2015

    RMA Alert | Resource amendment legislation introduced to Parliament

  • 25 November 2015

    Release of options paper to guide review of FA Act and FSP Act

  • 25 November 2015

    WorkSafe New Zealand’s Annual Report Released

  • 23 November 2015

    Janine Stewart wins Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year

  • 23 November 2015

    MJW Review of Retail Life Insurance Advice released

  • 20 November 2015

    Incorporated Societies Bill – Exposure Draft

  • 19 November 2015

    Misuse of market power prohibition under review: better the devil you know?

  • 19 November 2015

    Changes to Financial Markets Conduct Regulations

  • 18 November 2015

    FMA issues sales and advice monitoring report

  • 18 November 2015

    Backbone business profile: Generating options for Kiwis

  • 17 November 2015

    Envirolink - November 2015

  • 13 November 2015

    Inland Revenue tax avoidance – employee share purchase agreements

  • 11 November 2015

    Public Law Factsheet: The Parliamentary Privileges Committee

  • 11 November 2015

    Kelsey v Minister of Trade [2015] NZHC 2497

  • 10 November 2015

    UK Supreme Court changes the law on contractual penalties

  • 09 November 2015

    Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill receives royal assent

  • 05 November 2015

    “Ask yourself, who did you help today?” Stacey Shortall wins Women of Influence Award

  • 05 November 2015

    WorkSafe releases draft Good Practice Guidelines on Worker Engagement, Participation and Representation at Work

  • 02 November 2015

    NZX releases consultation paper on corporate governance reporting requirements

  • 27 October 2015

    Construction Bulletin - October 2015

  • 27 October 2015

    Construction Contracts Amendment Bill passes its third and final reading

  • 27 October 2015

    FMA releases consultation paper on scrip offers in takeovers

  • 23 October 2015

    FMA releases information sheet on custodians' obligations

  • 19 October 2015

    Making Dispute Resolution Mechanisms More Effective – OECD issues final paper on BEPS Action 14

  • 19 October 2015

    Liam Mason of FMA presents on "Conduct regulation in New Zealand, the new paradigm" at the INFINZ Annual Conference

  • 18 October 2015

    Preventing the Granting of Treaty Benefits in Inappropriate Circumstances – OECD issues final paper on BEPS Action 6

  • 16 October 2015

    FMA confirms new organisation structure and appointments to leadership team

  • 10 October 2015

    Alert | Preventing the Granting of Treaty Benefits in Inappropriate Circumstances: OECD issues final paper on BEPS Action 6

  • 09 October 2015

    The OECD finalises its BEPS project

  • 07 October 2015

    Draft Exposure Worker Participation Regulations

  • 07 October 2015

    Wynard Wharf contamination heads to the Supreme Court

  • 06 October 2015

    TPP to change the Overseas Investment thresholds

  • 05 October 2015

    FMA publishes 2015 KiwiSaver Annual Report

  • 02 October 2015

    FMA publishes first annual report under the FMCA

  • 02 October 2015

    Private Client News - Issue 11

  • 02 October 2015

    FMA Issues DIMS Reporting Exemption Notice

  • 01 October 2015

    New Zealand chapter of ICLG Competition Litigation Guide authored by MinterEllisonRuddWatts

  • 01 October 2015

    Construction Bulletin - September 2015

  • 01 October 2015

    New Zealand chapter of ICLG Competition Litigation Guide authored by MinterEllisonRuddWatts

  • 30 September 2015

    High Court judgment interprets sections 18A and 18B of the FSP Act

  • 25 September 2015

    Te Ture Whenua Māori Reform

  • 25 September 2015

    Water, water, everywhere

  • 25 September 2015

    Partnering for a more inclusive future

  • 25 September 2015

    Kaipakihi

  • 24 September 2015

    Envirolink - September 2015

  • 23 September 2015

    Another FMCA first for top-tier firm

  • 22 September 2015

    NZSF publishes paper on assessing capacity for NZ equities managers

  • 21 September 2015

    The week in parliament | United Nations leader’s week, progress on the TPP, update on the flag referendum

  • 17 September 2015

    FMA releases consultation paper on proposed exemption relief for employee share purchase schemes

  • 16 September 2015

    What should you expect from your insurer?

  • 16 September 2015

    Tips from the top table: Three things that boards are, or should be, thinking about

  • 16 September 2015

    POB News: Understanding the risk of fraud in your business

  • 16 September 2015

    Using innovative products to protect your worker

  • 16 September 2015

    Gateway to safer workplaces

  • 16 September 2015

    Tell ME about... Independent directors

  • 16 September 2015

    Backbone business profile: A bigger ship to sail

  • 15 September 2015

    FMA releases information sheet on research reports for IPOs under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013

  • 14 September 2015

    The week in parliament | PM discusses Pacific Islands Forum, “red peaks” flag, Silver Fern Farms

  • 11 September 2015

    First managed investment scheme (a KiwiSaver scheme) transitions to the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 regime

  • 11 September 2015

    Final Select Committee report on the Building (Earthquake-prone Building) Amendment Bill

  • 11 September 2015

    ICT Update l Harmful Digital Communications Bill, information sharing agreement for improving public services

  • 10 September 2015

    Key learnings from the NZ Property Council conference

  • 10 September 2015

    Consultation paper: Proposed FMC Act exemption for offers made through AFAs providing personalised DIMS

  • 09 September 2015

    Cyber Crime

  • 09 September 2015

    Ashley Madison database breach: What are the privacy law implications?

  • 09 September 2015

    Harmful Digital Communications Legislation Becomes Law

  • 09 September 2015

    New Zealand Flag Change Process

  • 09 September 2015

    A Focus on Updating Personal Information and the Privacy Commissioner’s “Naming Policy” in Practice

  • 08 September 2015

    New Zealand implementation of automatic tax information exchange – timeline

  • 08 September 2015

    FMA chief executive discusses new financial services regime at BFSLA conference

  • 07 September 2015

    The week in politics: NZ to welcome additional Syrian refugees

  • 04 September 2015

    NZSF publishes papers on investment manager selection and managing investment risk

  • 03 September 2015

    New chapter published on leniency regimes

  • 31 August 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: Glass half-full - PM provides economic reflections

  • 28 August 2015

    FMA releases 2015 Investigations and Enforcement Report

  • 28 August 2015

    Earthquake claimants file High Court “class action” against Southern Response

  • 28 August 2015

    Construction Bulletin - August 2015

  • 27 August 2015

    Health and Safety at Work Bill passes third reading

  • 26 August 2015

    Health and Safety Reform Bill through the Committee of the whole House

  • 25 August 2015

    FMA consults on venture capital schemes exemption

  • 24 August 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: Reform of ‘Easter trading laws’

  • 21 August 2015

    Envirolink - August 2015

  • 20 August 2015

    Alert | Government introduces Supplementary Order Papers relating to Health and Safety Reform Bill

  • 19 August 2015

    Alert | Reality bites - ACCC unsuccessful in two pricing fixing appeals

  • 19 August 2015

    Alert l Update on ASX listing rules for New Zealand dual listed companies

  • 19 August 2015

    Managing cyber risk: steps your business can take right now

  • 17 August 2015

    New Bill protects confidential information for registration of agricultural and veterinary medicine products in NZ

  • 17 August 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: Comparing notes with New South Wales

  • 14 August 2015

    Health and Safety Reform Bill Select Committee Report: What you need to know

  • 14 August 2015

    Problem Gambling Foundation v Attorney-General [2015] NZHC 1701

  • 13 August 2015

    FMA releases guidance for MIS managers on managing market misconduct risks

  • 11 August 2015

    Tackling the Monster - an interview with Bill Roest and Dame Wendy Pye

  • 11 August 2015

    Striking the right balance: the role of regulation in NZ Inc’s future success

  • 11 August 2015

    China and New Zealand exports - an interview with the Rt Honourable Sir Don McKinnon

  • 11 August 2015

    No Longer the Underdog - lessons learnt from top business leaders

  • 11 August 2015

    Riding the Global Recovery - an interview with Barbara Chapman, Wayne McNee and Mark Weldon

  • 11 August 2015

    Harder, better, faster, stronger: Infrastructure in Aotearoa

  • 11 August 2015

    Risky Business - an interview with Sir John Anderson, Dame Rosanne Meo and Roger France

  • 07 August 2015

    Insurance lessons from the Sydney siege - CoverToCover Issue 4

  • 07 August 2015

    Under the microscope: Canterbury earthquake decisions - CoverToCover Issue 5

  • 07 August 2015

    Health & Safety Reform Bill - CoverToCover Issue 5

  • 07 August 2015

    Does New Zealand need a class actions regime? - CoverToCover Issue 5

  • 07 August 2015

    Fire service levies: A hot topic? - CoverToCover Issue 5

  • 04 August 2015

    Corporate Governance Symposium 2015 | Tips From The Top

  • 04 August 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: We won’t get rich selling things to ourselves

  • 03 August 2015

    Australian Competitive Edge | ANZ and Flight Centre Appeals

  • 31 July 2015

    Construction Bulletin - July 2015

  • 31 July 2015

    Updates to KiwiSaver legislation

  • 29 July 2015

    Alert | Leading institutional investors form Corporate Governance Forum

  • 29 July 2015

    Construction Article | Concurrency and the cost of delay

  • 27 July 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: Welcoming international trade and investment connections

  • 23 July 2015

    Supreme Court confirms that contingencies and professional fees form part of a notional rebuild assessment

  • 22 July 2015

    Taking on the dodgy offshore financial service providers; One lawyer's recipe to remove their stain from NZ's reputation

  • 21 July 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: The state of the New Zealand economy

  • 08 July 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: Report card in – update on Better Public Service targets

  • 07 July 2015

    FMA consultation paper: Draft guidance on risk indicators and descriptions of managed funds

  • 03 July 2015

    Envirolink - July 2015

  • 03 July 2015

    Class exemptions for managing intermediaries and FMA Information Sheet

  • 01 July 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: NZ assumes the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council and more

  • 01 July 2015

    Australian agricultural land register starts today

  • 30 June 2015

    Construction Bulletin - June 2015

  • 29 June 2015

    FMA releases guidance on calculation of returns by DIMS providers

  • 26 June 2015

    Health and Safety Update – Justice Minister recommends corporate manslaughter provision

  • 24 June 2015

    Cabinet Report l The week in politics: PM discusses flooding response, refugee numbers and more

  • 24 June 2015

    Interim report released on Earthquake-prone Buildings Bill

  • 24 June 2015

    TMT Update - Harmful Digital Communications Bill recommended, Privacy law changes, new records standard, and more..

  • 15 June 2015

    Is it time for NZ to up it's game when it comes to international level sporting events?

  • 15 June 2015

    Disrupting the path less travelled - interviews with entrepreneurial Kiwis

  • 15 June 2015

    China is a big deal for New Zealand.

  • 15 June 2015

    Director remuneration: Finding the right balance

  • 15 June 2015

    Advice and insight from three up-and-coming governance professionals

  • 15 June 2015

    What's up for grabs if NZ secures its position as a source of innovation?

  • 11 June 2015

    Tell ME about... Raising capital

  • 11 June 2015

    Backbone business profile: Feeding the fabric of growth

  • 11 June 2015

    New market for next generation kiwi companies

  • 11 June 2015

    A lucrative IPO environment

  • 11 June 2015

    Private equity under the microscope

  • 11 June 2015

    ASX proposal to reduce dual listing compliance costs

  • 11 June 2015

    Equity Crowdfunding: The year in review

  • 20 May 2015

    FMA to grant limited exemptions from investor acknowledgement | warning for Kauri bonds / unsubordinated debt securities

  • 08 May 2015

    Under the microscope: Canterbury earthquake decisions - CoverToCover Issue 4

  • 08 May 2015

    Reinforcing brokers’ duties - CoverToCover Issue 4

  • 07 May 2015

    It’s not fair! - CoverToCover Issue 4

  • 05 May 2015

    Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill reported back

  • 04 May 2015

    Envirolink

  • 17 April 2015

    TMT Update - ICT risk assurance framework & cloud computing guidance, Harmful Digital Comms Bill, fine for spam emails

  • 17 April 2015

    Health and Safety Update: Draft Exposure Asbestos Regulations

  • 09 April 2015

    Health and Safety Update: Consultation on Draft Regulations

  • 31 March 2015

    Court of Appeal rejects Sportzone credit fees appeal

  • 27 March 2015

    CCCFA Update – Commerce Commission guide and Amended Regulations

  • 05 March 2015

    The importance of understanding the game Governor Wheeler is playing

  • 05 March 2015

    The inside word

  • 05 March 2015

    Family trusts: The implications of a relationship derailment

  • 05 March 2015

    Marketing made simple

  • 05 March 2015

    Tell ME about... Insurance

  • 05 March 2015

    Backbone business profile: The ideas man

  • 08 February 2015

    Under the microscope: Canterbury earthquake decisions - CoverToCover Issue 3

  • 08 February 2015

    Warranty & indemnity insurance: some teething issues - CoverToCover Issue 3

  • 08 February 2015

    Return to personal injury damages claims? - CoverToCover Issue 3

  • 01 February 2015

    Update! Update! Update! - CoverToCover Issue 6

  • 01 February 2015

    What next for cyber resilience?

  • 16 December 2014

    Feeding the wolf: What makes a business hungry to succeed?

  • 16 December 2014

    Risky Business: Views from the top governance table, continued

  • 16 December 2014

    True Grit: What it takes to get through challenging times

  • 16 December 2014

    Striking the balance between a growing economy and a clean, green environment

  • 16 December 2014

    Speaking the language: Growing pressure to teach Mandarin in Kiwi schools

  • 25 November 2014

    Backbone business profile: Mixing business and leisure

  • 25 November 2014

    Benefits of the CCA payments regime

  • 25 November 2014

    Issuing equity made simpler

  • 25 November 2014

    Unfair Contract Terms: Do your contracts comply?

  • 25 November 2014

    Tell ME about... Trade Marks

  • 10 November 2014

    Under the microscope: Canterbury earthquake decisions - CoverToCover Issue 1

  • 10 November 2014

    Sea change: Regulation, reform, responsibility - CoverToCover Issue 1

  • 10 November 2014

    Under the microscope: Canterbury earthquake decisions - CoverToCover Issue 2

  • 10 November 2014

    Asbestos: The silent killer - CoverToCover Issue 2

  • 08 November 2014

    FMA focus on secondary market misconduct - CoverToCover Issue 2

  • 05 November 2014

    Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill passes first reading

  • 05 November 2014

    Credit-related Disclosure and Rebate Regulations – Discussion Document released

  • 29 October 2014

    New Zealand to implement automatic information exchange to help fight tax evasion

  • 21 October 2014

    Tell ME about... Health and Safety

  • 21 October 2014

    Backbone business profile: Put your money where your mouth is

  • 21 October 2014

    What to do if the IRD come knocking

  • 21 October 2014

    The inside word

  • 21 October 2014

    Be prepared before signing a lease

  • 21 October 2014

    Shareholders beware: How not to get caught out

  • 09 September 2014

    The next wave of compliance for Financial Institutions – OECD Automatic Exchange of Information

  • 10 August 2014

    Combatting e-risks and cyber insurance - CoverToCover Issue 1

  • 31 July 2014

    POB News: Crowd funding gains momentum

  • 31 July 2014

    Giving employees a share

  • 31 July 2014

    The inside word

  • 31 July 2014

    New era for consumer protection

  • 31 July 2014

    Tell ME about... Banking

  • 31 July 2014

    Backbone business profile: Building a Board with Propero

  • 24 July 2014

    Select Committee reports back on the Health and Safety Reform Bill

  • 26 June 2014

    Proposed amendments to organised crime and corruption regime introduced

  • 13 June 2014

    Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Act 2014

  • 29 May 2014

    POB News: NZX proposes new Growth Market

  • 29 May 2014

    Merger ahead: Tips for a smooth transition

  • 29 May 2014

    Whose brand is it anyway?

  • 29 May 2014

    Tell ME about... Employment

  • 29 May 2014

    Backbone business profile: Driving forward with Ritchies

  • 14 April 2014

    Commerce Committee Issues Select Committee Report on the Bill – A Step Closer to a Responsible Lending Code

  • 10 December 2013

    New Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act

  • 12 November 2013

    Kaipakihi: The rise of Maori enterprise

  • 12 November 2013

    Make the boat go faster: Where to for Pacific Fibre?

  • 21 October 2013

    Reasonableness of lender’s fees put to the test

  • 26 July 2013

    OECD releases Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

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