To protect key New Zealand business assets from unnecessarily falling into foreign ownership while the economy recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has changed parts of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (the Act).
Being a trustee can be tricky, and all trustees need to be aware of their rights and obligations when acting as trustee. Check out this case for more reasons why.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of us and business owners are some of those who are facing a particularly tough and worrying time. However, there is some good news.
Check out our interactive map that shows how each country approaches the pandemic.
Next week, the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 will come to an end and the usual rules of the RTA will apply again.
Changes are on the way to help commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
As of 12 May, the government has offered interest-free loans to small and medium businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19.
The Government has recently announced a number of proposed changes to the Companies Act 1993 to better protect New Zealand businesses during the pandemic.
The Government has today made temporary changes to the Wills Act 2007 to allow Wills to be signed and witnessed via video conference, while the COVID-19 epidemic notice remains in force.
We’ve compiled a list of things that we think business-owners should do to take advantage of this time so as to come out better on the other side.
Earlier today the Government announced that it will shortly introduce law to provide minor relief to commercial landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 lockdown, however the changes don’t go as far as many had hoped.
Even while lockdown occurs, the need to hold meetings to discuss significant affairs is still just as important as ever. But what do these meetings look like during COVID times?
COVID-19 has put New Zealand (and the world) in a position, unlike any other. The government has laws and systems in place for an event such as this. Here’s a reassuring summary of the ways in which the law is here to help.
There are a lot of online tools that make communication easy. We decided to run our own comparison of the platforms (our opinions only) and pick a winner.
The Government has clarified perceived ‘grey areas’ in the Residential Tenancy legislation bringing into force amendments of national importance, in an attempt to protect the most vulnerable throughout this lockdown period.
What's been happening in the USA and the UK? We've summarized it in this post.
You all know the background to this stuff. We won’t bore you with how we got here or what here is. You’re living it every day. We are too and what is laid out in this blog is stuff that as a business we have had to contend with.
We’ve heard a lot of people with a lot of different ideas about what happens to sales, purchases and other transaction while New Zealand remains in lockdown – and we want to clear the air.
Renting your business premises? If you have a modern lease your rent should be reduced during the COVID-19 Lockdown.
FPA stands for Fair Pay Agreement. Over the past few decades, New Zealand’s productivity growth has been poor - but that's where FPA's step in.
If you’ve watched the news as of late, you are bound to have seen stories about Brexit. ‘Brexit Day’ is here and with Britain’s exit from the EU comes new laws and unnavigated territory.
The Employment Relations Act 2000 governs the relationship between employer and employee. The Labour government sought last year to make changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 through the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018.
As a kiwi born to immigrants, I have always had an eye on the world, but looking at the world is not sufficient. I want to help my clients conquer it.
Did you know that the act of keeping an unnecessarily overpaid wage is theft?
Scenario: You’re buying a shiny new top-of-the-range television with a two-year warranty. The salesperson asks if you would like an extended five-year warranty for only $249.95 extra. Sounds sensible, right?
The death of a loved one can be traumatic. Feelings of grief can be compounded when the Will is read and someone who was close to the deceased feels that they have been ‘left out’.
With Summer in full swing, it is time to talk about a Kiwi summer staple - the pool.
On the 22nd of August 2018, the OIA introduced some changes to the act, which includes a restriction on foreign...
A Shareholders’ Agreement is a contract between the shareholders of a company. While it is not compulsory, a Shareholders’ Agreement is good way to provide...