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Law firm publications and commentaries

12 March 2020

Information and statements released by New Zealand law firms recently includes the following. Provision of this information does not imply endorsement by the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa but is intended to provide a short summary of some of the publicly available information from law firms:

AirBnB

Mike Parker of Cavell Leitch has published Airbnb & Short Stay Accommodation - what owners need to know.

AML/CFT

MinterEllisonRuddWatt's Fiona Tregonning and Emma Peart write on AML offending doesn't pay: First criminal sentencing under the AML/CFT Act.

Climate Change

Chapman Tripp looks at the Heathrow third runway decision by the English Court of Appeal in Plan B Earth v Secretary of State for Transport in Healthrow's growth plan grounded by climate change commitments.

Tompkins Wake asks Could companies be liable to the public for the harm caused by their emissions?

Simpson Grierson's Oliver Maassen looks at Rejected Heathrow expansion could have future implications for NZ climate change litigation.

Emmeline Rushbrook and Hannah Bain of Russell McVeagh write on Climate change litigation - Expect the Unexpected.

Commerce Commission

Bell Gully's Tania Goatley and Kristin Wilson have released Commerce Commission calls time on Viagogo interim injunction.

Sam Comber of Simpson Grierson writes on Viagogo accepts jurisdiction of New Zealand courts.

Contracts

A Buddle Findlay backgrounder looks at Extension of unfair contract terms regime to business contracts - Are your standard terms fair?

Corporate governance

Megan Richards, Briony Davies and Molly Powers of MinterEllisonRuddWatts look at Conducting sound and effective investigations.

COVID-19

Denton's Kensington Swan considers COVID-19 - Implications for real estate deals (New Zealand).

David Friar and Simone Cooper of Bell Gully ask Will the effects of the coronavirus allow you to avoid contractual obligations?

Lane Neave has provided a Travel ban update.

Mark Odlin of Buddle Findlay considers What we're seeing - business response to COVID-19.

A Chapman Tripp backgrounder looks at COVID-19 impacts on New Zealand borrowers and bond issuers.

DLA Piper has published Coronavirus - Guidance for businesses on the legal, regulatory and commercial implications.

Immigration

Duncan Cotterill has published Immigration update and its interplay with employment law.

Cavell Leitch writes on Updated resident priority rules.

Legal technology

Chapman Tripp has released Zeren, Chapman Tripp's legal tech arm welcomes new CEO.

Privacy

James Meager of Simpson Grierson considers the decision in Taylor v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections [2020] NZHC 383 in Recent High Court decision rejects expansion of personal information.

Buddle Findlay looks at An employer's duties to share information with complainants: Getting the balance right.

Securities

Bridgette White and Kirsten Massey of Russell McVeagh have released NZX Regulation Oversight and Engagement Report 2020.

Last updated on the 12th March 2020