Janou Kannangara

LLB (Hons)
Janou is a solicitor in the Business Advice Team.

Janou Kannangara graduated from the University of Auckland with an LLB (Hons) degree and spent her final semester attending Georgetown Law’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London.

Janou joined Hesketh Henry in early 2019 after previously working as a Summer Clerk at the firm and was admitted to the bar in October 2019.

Within the Business Advice team, Janou assists with a range of corporate and commercial law matters including advising on commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property rights, financing and security arrangements and corporate governance issues.  Janou advises on all aspects of relevant legislation and particularly enjoys advising on the application of consumer protection legislation to client’s business operations, Companies Act and Overseas Investment Act matters. 

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Insights & Opinion / Janou Kannangara

At first glance: Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (No 3) 2021
The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (No 3) (Bill) received royal assent on 24 May 2021
Is this Organic? Proposed Regulation of Organic Product Claims
The Organic Products Bill, which is currently at the Select Committee stage, proposes to introduce a regime to regulate claims made by businesses that products are organic (known as making an “organ...
06.10.2020 Posted in Business Advice
Wake Up Call for #Influencer Marketers
A recent decision by New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) concerning a sponsored Instagram story posted by a well-recognised New Zealand personality, serves to remind all partie...
12.06.2020 Posted in Advertising
COVID-19: It’s advertising as usual in New Zealand
New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”), the industry organisation responsible for the self-regulation of advertising content and placement across all media in New Zealand, has emp...
23.04.2020 Posted in Advertising & COVID-19
Extension of unfair contract terms regime to small trade contracts
New Zealand’s Fair Trading Act (“FTA”) currently prohibits the inclusion or use of terms that have been declared to be an “unfair contract term” in standard form consumer contracts.  The Fa...
23.04.2020 Posted in Business Advice
COVID-19: Temporary ‘safe harbour’ from directors’ insolvency duties
As mentioned in Hesketh Henry’s article “COVID-19: Insolvency law changes” (, Grant Robertson has announced that ...
COVID-19: Relief for businesses: COVID-19 Economic Response Package – updated 31 March 2020
The Government has introduced a number of key measures to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses: Wage subsidy scheme – businesses may be eligible for wage subsidies ($585.80 (gro...
25.03.2020 Posted in Business Advice & COVID-19