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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

A fresh look at the recoverability of takeover expenses

The High Court has revisited the recoverability of a target company's expenses for the first time in more than 45 years. The case has important implications for future reimbursement disputes.

Insurance contract law reform back on the agenda for 2018

The Government announced on 6 March that it is undertaking a review of New Zealand's insurance contract law, and has released a terms of reference for the review here​​.

 

Robo-advice exemption: Ready, steady, go (applications are now open)

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is now accepting applications from entities that wish to provide personalised robo-advice to consumers.​

Development exemption struck from Overseas Investment amendments, private bill possible

August 2018 - Tax. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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The surprise removal of a private exemption from the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (the Bill) by New Zealand's Speaker of the House has raised the possibility developers could consider seeking exemptions from the Act through a separate, private bill.

Europe FTA could offer NZ many indirect benefits

August 2018 - Tax. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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A European Free Trade Agreement (FTA) may present more opportunity than just enhanced trade with Europe. 

Taxing the blockchain - cryptocurrency and employee remuneration

August 2018 - Tax. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen considerable growth over the last 12 months, meaning the general public are more aware than ever of these digital assets.

Employers face claims by MBIE for holiday pay non-compliance

August 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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The widespread problems relating to compliance with the Holidays Act 2003 have recently hit the headlines again.  

Insider trading laws - clarity for the market

August 2018 - Corporate and commercial. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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​New regulations will finally clarify that in most cases insider trading rules do not apply to a new issue of financial products.

OIO residential land amendments delayed

August 2018 - Real estate. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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The date for the Select Committee to report to Parliament on the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (the Bill) has been extended to 21 June 2018. The Select Committee's report was previously anticipated on 31 May 2018. This delay is unsurprising given the substantial number of submissions to the Select Committee, and it is encouraging to see the Select Committee taking more time to work through the potential unintended consequences for businesses from the Bill. 

Australian class action reform: implications for New Zealand

On 31 May 2018, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released a discussion paper​​ as part of its inquiry into class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders.

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