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Trusts Bill - long gestation, for good reason387415/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Trusts Bill began with a Law Commission report in November 2010 and finally made it into the House this month – a long gestation but with good reason. Trust law is hard to get right because of the need for flexibility and – in this case – because of the ambition of the task being taken on. Inevitably, the Bill will be a work in progress and further refinement will be required. 18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The Trusts Bill began with a Law Commission report in November 2010 and finally made it into the House this month – a long gestation but with good reason Trust law is hard to get 416htmlFalseaspx
Health and safety liability risks in earthquake-prone building regime387014/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The new earthquake-prone building regime, in force since 1 July, carries potentially serious health and safety implications which property owners and employers need to be aware of.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The new earthquake-prone building regime, in force since 1 July, carries potentially serious health and safety implications which property owners and employers need to be aware of 242htmlFalseaspx
A new system to address earthquake-prone buildings38589/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The timeframes for strengthening earthquake-prone buildings and the standards which must be achieved, all of which came into force on 1 July 2017 by way of amendments to the Building Act 2004 (Building Act), are much as expected.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The timeframes for strengthening earthquake-prone buildings and the standards which must be achieved, all of which came into force on 1 July 2017 by way of amendments to the 365htmlFalseaspx
Anti-cartel legislation now passed but criminal sanctions gone38619/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill is now passed, almost six years after its introduction. Most of the amendments come into force immediately. The provisions which would have imposed criminal sanctions for cartel conduct have been dropped.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill is now passed, almost six years after its introduction Most of the amendments come into force immediately 398htmlFalseaspx
Financial adviser reforms underway38548/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill is now before Parliament. Expectations are that the Bill will be passed by mid-2018 and in force by May 2019. No date has yet been set for submissions. 18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill (the Bill) is now before Parliament Expectations are that the Bill will be passed by mid-2018 and in force by May 2019 852htmlFalseaspx
Supreme Court clarifies solvency test38568/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Supreme Court this week provided clarification on the extent to which a disputed damages claim should be taken into account when deciding whether a “company is unable to pay its due debts”.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The Supreme Court this week provided clarification on the extent to which a disputed damages claim should be taken into account when deciding whether a “company is unable to pay 1007htmlFalseaspx
New annual report notification regulations passed38267/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.New regulations taking effect will reduce the need for listed companies to distribute notices in relation to their annual reports.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.New regulations taking effect tomorrow will reduce the need for listed companies to distribute notices in relation to their annual reports Any NZX listed company may comply with 488htmlFalseaspx
Chapman Tripp submissions on Taxation Bill384825/07/2017 12:00:00 p.m.​​Chapman Tripp has recommended a number of improvements to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017-18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.Chapman Tripp has recommended a number of improvements to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017-18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill 541htmlFalseaspx
Sky no limit for outer space Act355424/07/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The sky is no longer the limit for New Zealand business after the passage this month of the Outer Space and High Altitude Activities Act.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The sky is no longer the limit for New Zealand business after the passage this month of the Outer Space and High Altitude Activities Act This follows Rocket Lab's launch in May of 482htmlFalseaspx
Mind the GAAP – FMA revised guidance released345013/07/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released its revised guidance note on the disclosure of non-GAAP financial information, following a consultation process.18/08/2017 5:00:08 p.m.The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released its revised guidance note on the disclosure of non-GAAP financial information, following a consultation process 554htmlFalseaspx