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Publications and commentaries from law firms

19 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:

Climate change

Jennifer Campbell of MinterEllisonRuddWatts looks at Zero carbon by 2050 - it applies to building owners and occupiers too.

Commerce

Tim Plunkett of Simpson Grierson's backgrounder is MBIE releases proposals to improve business-to-business payments.

Construction

Duncan Cotterill considers the English Court of Appeal decision Endurance Corporate Capital Ltd v Sartex Quilts & Textiles Ltd [2020] EWCA 308 in its backgrounder Insurance cover for buildings: English appeal case on assessing the measure of and timing of payment under a material damage policy.

COVID-19

Anderson Lloyd has released Update for employers: Government COVID-19 package.

Bridget Riley of Anthony Harper looks at Deductability of home office expenses and employee reimbursements. The firm has also provided information on its response to COVID-19.

Scott Donaldson of AWS Legal looks at Three things you need to do before applying for a wage subsidy.

Bell Gully's Liz Coats has prepared COVID-19: updated practical tips for employers in an evolving situation. The firm has also released COVID-19: 5 key legal issues on your agenda. Bell Gully has also released other titles on COVID-19.

Brookfields advises on its COVID-19 business continuity.

Buddle Findlay's information includes COVID-19 - frustrating for contracts and COVID-19 and privacy law - What can employers ask and tell?

Jack Brown of Cavell Leitch writes on COVID-19 guidelines for employers.The firm has prepared a general update on how it is operating.

Chapman Tripp's series of Brief Counsels on COVID-19 includes Leading a company through crisis - what will it take?

DLA Piper has established an online Coronavirus Resource Center with information and articles.

Duncan Cotterills' information includes How could COVID-19 affect court proceedings? and The Government's COVID-19 Support Package and what it means for you.

A Glaister Ennor article considers Insolvency relief for businesses in the face of COVID-19.

Haigh Lyon's commercial team has prepared Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on commercial contracts.

Hesketh Henry's Alison Maelzer looks at Employment issues and COVID-19.

Holland Beckett examines COVID-19 and the workplace.

Lane Neave's employment law team has published COVID-19 rescue package: Employment need-to-knows.The team has also produced Employer's obligations and COVID-19.

Claire Mansell of Martelli McKegg writes on COVID-19 - What are employers' obligations?

MinterEllisonRuddWatts' June Hardacre backgrounds The Government's economic response to  COVID-19: What employers and businesses need to know. Andrew Ryan analyses Tax changes in COVID-19 Economic Response Package, Silvana Schenone considers COVID-19 and listed companies, Clare Sinnott looks at The international education sector and COVID-19 and Aaron Lloyd at Sports, major events and COVID-19: What should event organisers be doing?

Morrison Kent advises of its COVID-19 update.

Sarah Keene, Troy Pilkington and Louisa Blair of Russell McVeagh have prepared Coronavirus and crisis cartels. The firm also looks at Travel restrictions: Key legal considerations.

Jodi Ellmers of Sharp Tudhope looks at Contracting amidst coronavirus.

Simpson Grierson provides Information on Simpson Grierson's approach to coronavirus. Barney Cumberland and Paul Windeatt also look at Tax measures in COVID-19 Government support package. Simpson Grierson also considers Does COVID-19 allow you to walk away from a M&A transaction?

Tompkins Wake has established an online COVID-19 Hub, which includes information on how the firm is reacting and Frustration in the time of COVID-19.

WRMK Lawyers updates on its situation with COVID-19.

Shane Campbell and Greg Simms of Wynn Williams have prepared The impact of COVID-19 on cashflow and solvency. Rebecca Saunders of the firm has prepared COVID-19 and the inevitable construction delays that are imminent. Shane Campbell and Greg Simms have also released Backing out of a deal as a result of COVID-19.

Employment

Resolving Employment Relationship Problems - A Practical Guide has been released by MinterEllisonRuddWatts.

Energy

Craig Shrive and Felicity Ellis of Russell McVeagh look at Gas Information Disclosure Regime to be Introduced.

Farming

Susan Bevin and Holly Cassin of Cavell Leitch consider Farm debt mediation - What you need to know.

Privacy

James Meager of Simpson Grierson backgrounds developments with Privacy Act update: Justice Minister releases SOP with final tweaks to privacy reforms.

Buddle Findlay has published The Privacy Bill: Time to get planning for 1 November.

Tax

Bridget Riley of Anthony Harper has published Corporate tax residence - setting up business in the New Zealand market and the impact of recent Australian Tax Office rulings.

Last updated on the 19th March 2020