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Our lawyers keep up with the latest trends and issues in New Zealand law and business, and regularly publish articles and reports on current topics.

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10 Things to Think About: Consumer Law

Written by David Alizade, PARTNER; Claire Godber, SENIOR ASSOCIATE; Isabel Jenner, SENIOR LAWYER on August 31st, 2018.    

Most businesses know (or should know!) about the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA) and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (CGA) – essentially they impose loads of obligations on people who are “in trade”.  In case your memory is a bit hazy, we’ve summarised 10 key points you need to know about these consumer laws.

 

Recent Promotions Within Jackson Russell

Written by Jackson Russell on August 29th, 2018.    

Jackson Russell have announced three promotions within the firm
 

Do you need OIO consent to buy a home?

Written by David Alizade, PARTNER; Claire Godber, SENIOR ASSOCIATE on August 17th, 2018.    

The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (Bill) was passed by Parliament on 15 August 2018 and will come into force in late October 2018.  This note summaries the key changes the Bill makes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (Act).

 

A Changing Climate - Don't Get Caught Out In The Cold

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER; Jeremy Ansell, SENIOR LAWYER on August 13th, 2018.    

Allegations surfaced last year concerning the sexual misconduct of Hollywood players such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, which brought forth the #metoo movement. Suddenly bullying, harassment, and unwanted sexual behaviour has been in the spotlight like never before, even if its existence was never justified.
 

Beware The Risks Of Interpreting Contracts

Written by Mark Sullivan, PARTNER; Yezdi Karbhari, LAWYER on July 16th, 2018.    

Do you know the principles the Courts apply when interpreting contracts?  These principles were recently considered by the Court of Appeal in GTV Holdings Ltd v Harris [2018] NZCA 95, a case involving the sale of a business.  The same principles apply to other contracts but are often misunderstood and lead to conflict.
 

AML: New Client Information Requirements for Law Firms

Written by Kelly Seabourne, PARTNER on June 6th, 2018.    

As from 1 July 2018 all law firms will be required to collect and verify information from prospective and existing clients about a range of matters, in order to comply with their legislative obligations to help combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
 

Does the GDPR apply to your NZ business?

Written by David Alizade, PARTNER; Claire Godber, SENIOR ASSOCIATE on May 25th, 2018.    

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.  The GDPR changes the EU’s legislative framework around how organisations collect, store and manage personal data and, as a New Zealand organisation, you may be affected by the GDPR.  This flow chart gives a quick summary on whether the GDPR applies to your business.
Topics: All, Business , Privacy
 

Cartels Laws – Do they apply to your business?

Written by Darryl King PARTNER; David Alizade PARTNER; Claire Godber SENIOR ASSOCIATE on May 10th, 2018.    

This article gives an overview of how cartel laws may apply to your business.
 

Cartels Basics Breakfast Seminar - 9 May 2018

Written by Darryl King PARTNER; Claire Godber SENIOR ASSOCIATE on April 26th, 2018.    

What all businesses need to know to comply.
 

Cartel Criminalisation is Back: Businesses of All Sizes are Potentially Affected

Written by Darryl King, PARTNER; Claire Godber, SENIOR ASSOCIATE; Isabel Jenner, SENIOR LAWYER on March 22nd, 2018.    

Criminalisation of cartels is back on Parliament’s agenda. This will affect your business and your board. The consultation process for criminalising cartels is very short – but it is not too late to have your say.
 

It's Out - Employment Relations Amendment Bill

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER on January 26th, 2018.    

The Government has release its plans for reform of the employment laws. A summary of the areas where changes will be happening are attached.

 

Cartel Amendments To Commerce Act: What Franchisors Need To Know - And Do – FANZ Workshop paper – 1 November 2017

Written by Darryl King, PARTNER on November 23rd, 2017.    

Darryl King of Jackson Russell and Michael Bright of Gaze Burt presented a workshop to franchisor members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand on 1 November 2017.  The workshop summarised the “cartel” changes to the Commerce Act and worked through whether a franchise system and typical franchise agreement clauses were affected by the cartel changes.  Darryl King wrote a paper to accompany the workshop.  Franchisors are welcome to download a copy of the paper by clicking the download button above. 
 

Draft Commerce Commission Guidelines - Competitor Collaboration (including a draft chapter on the applications of the cartel laws to franchising)

Written by Darryl King, PARTNER on November 23rd, 2017.    

The Commerce Commission issued revised draft Competitor Collaboration Guidelines in 2014 in anticipation of the "cartel" changes to the Commerce Act 1986. The Commission is currently updating the guidelines to reflect changes made to the legislation after the draft Guidelines were published. The Commission will publish the updated guidelines on the Commission's website in the future.
 

The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Why it May Affect You, and What You Need to Do

Written by David Alizade, PARTNER; Claire Godber, SENIOR ASSOCIATE; Amro Mohamed, LAWYER on November 21st, 2017.    

On 25 May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force.

The GDPR will change the EU’s legislative framework around how organisations collect, store and manage personal data and, as a New Zealand organisation, you may be affected by the GDPR. In this article, we discuss whether the new regulation could apply to your organisation, and what you need to do to ensure that you comply with a rapidly evolving global data protection landscape.

Topics: All, Business, Privacy
 

Commerce Commission Publishes 2016 / 2017 Consumer Issues Report 

Written by Darryl King, PARTNER; David Alizade, PARTNER; Claire Godber, SENIOR ASSOCIATE on September 27th, 2017.    

The Commerce Commission has released its 2016/17 Consumer Issues Report. The report identifies key issues and emerging risks that have the potential to affect consumers in New Zealand. 

 

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