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When did you last have your Ts & Cs reviewed?
The Commerce Commission recently announced that, after its investigation of jeweller Michael Hill Limited, the company was fined $169K for breaching its obligations in relation to the extended warrant...
13.12.2018 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Top ten reasons to pimp your terms (Spoiler alert: The law is only one of them)
Whatever business you’re in, your customer terms and conditions are fundamental and foundational.
30.07.2018 Posted in Company Law & Corporate & Commercial law
Distribution Agreements – 6 Key Considerations
While the exact nature and terms of a distribution agreement will vary between industries and jurisdictions, these 6 issues will always be important.
28.06.2018 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Continued Importance of IP Protection for Manufacturers
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has recently released a report which identified key trends and challenges for the manufacturing sector.
28.06.2018 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Hesketh Henry Recommended in The Legal 500 Directory as a Leading Firm in 2018
Firm receives recommendations and commentary in 2018 Legal Directories
Recent case finds that lack of a resident director isn’t immediately fatal
A New Zealand company needs at least one resident director
24.11.2017 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Hesketh Henry Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Legal Directory
Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Legal Directory
“Hallelujah, I’m free!” Exiting a multi-owner SME – the importance of a Shareholders’ Agreement
A Shareholders' Agreement is a contract between a company's owners which should regulated the way the business operates and how owners deal with each other.
19.07.2016 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
New Director and Disclosure Requirements for New Zealand Companies
New director residency requirements are about to be introduced for all New Zealand Companies.  These changes come into effect on 1 May 2015, with all existing companies having an additional 180 days ...
24.04.2015 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Alternate Directors – A Practical Solution
Could appointing an alternative director be a sensible option for your company?
17.07.2014 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Supply agreements, the things you should know before signing
A supply agreement should be viewed as any other binding legal contract, and should never be entered into lightly.
11.04.2014 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
100% PURE NEW ZEALAND
Not all claims in advertising are meant to be taken literally.
11.08.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
PPSA Pointer – Update Debtor’s Name Change or Lose Priority
For a secured party to retain the priority of their registration on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), they must keep their financing statement up to date with all the information that ...
11.03.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Your ‘How-To’ guide to Directors’ duties
The recent slew of high profile cases involving directors of failed finance companies highlights the need for all current and would-be directors to understand and sufficiently perform their directors&...
11.02.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Planning – Where is Your Business Heading?
Successfully positioning your business for the future in terms of growth, succession or exit is crucially important for all businesses regardless of size or stage in the business life cycle. Without p...
11.02.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Changes to Company and Director Information Requirements – Will they affect your company?
The Companies and Limited Partnership Amendment Bill (“Bill“) proposes key changes to company director requirements which may affect up to 4,200 companies. This article outlines some key c...
11.02.2013 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law & Insurance Law
Gambling on Sponsorship
New Zealand’s size and geographical proximity to Australia has resulted in a number of trans-Tasman sporting events. This trans-Tasman rivalry offers fantastic visibility opportunities for spons...
11.08.2012 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Completing the Deal
Key steps in deal process In the current market, where it is generally taking parties some time to negotiate deals, we are seeing more heads of agreement being negotiated by clients as the first step ...
11.08.2012 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Better understanding leads to more effective law
Lawyers need to have a greater understanding of a client’s business if they are to continue to play a key advisory role in their affairs. “Knowing the law isn’t enough any more,” says Hesketh ...
11.11.2008 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
Succeed In Business Succession
The Background To SME Business Succession Business succession for small to medium enterprise businesses (“SME’s”) has become a hot topic. Many SME business owners consider the sale o...
11.11.2006 Posted in Corporate & Commercial law
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