Recent law firm publications and information releases
Information and statements released by New Zealand law firms over the last week include the following. Provision of this information does not imply endorsement by the New Zealand Law Society, but is intended to provide a short summary of some of the publicly available information from law firms:
Liz Blythe and Zoe Sims of Russell McVeagh have prepared a series of articles which look at the considerations arising from the implementation of AI-powered solutions in a business.
AirBNB in Christchurch
Mia Turner of Lane Neave looks at some of the issues around Airbnbs in Christchurch following release of a discussion document by Christchurch City Council.
An article by Morris Legal on de facto asset protection asks How can my girlfriend, boyfriend and I protect our assets?
Michael Cavanaugh looks at how the New Zealand representative actions landscape is changing.
Bell Gully looks at climate change developments in The Big Picture: Climate Change. What lies ahead in 2020?.
Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill
Jeremy Muir of MinterEllisonRuddWatts has prepared a backgrounder on the first reading of the Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill.
Buddle Findlay outlines some of the issues in Youssef v Maiden  NZHC 3471 in Take care to avoid conflict of interest when appointing an adjudicator.
What is a Sunset Clause? asks Tessa Doherty of Morrison Kent.
Robert Bryson of Russell McVeagh has produced a Coronavirus force majeure checklist.
Cheyenne Kumar of WRMK Lawyers looks at marriage dissolution in an article I want out! What you need to know to get a divorce.
Mike Gould of Gibson Sheat looks at a recent Employment Court decision in Clarification of leave calculation by Employment Court.
Duncan Cotterill has released an advisory on contracting out of the Fair Trading Act, The Fair Trading Act – how far can you contract out?
Fair Trading Amendment Bill
Tania Goatley, Laura Littlewood and Kristin Wilson of Bell Gully consider this in their backgrounder, Government calls for submissions on Fair Trading Amendment Bill.
Martelli McKegg's Andrew Skinner asks Is your business ready to franchise?
Lane Neave advises Fuji Xerox
Lane Neave has released a statement, saying that it has advised Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific on the New Zealand aspect of its acquisition of Australian print and tech company CSG Ltd.
Chapman Tripp’s Te Waka Ture specialist practice has published Papaki Mai Ngā Ngaru Nunui which backgrounds the 10th anniversary of its establishment.
Duncan Cotterill considers the coming overhaul of privacy law with Data duties – reporting obligations for privacy breaches on the way.
Caroline Rieger of Morrison Kent looks at Bullying Investigations and the Privacy Act.
Colette MacKenzie of Greg Kelly Law Ltd has written on Succession Law in New Zealand in NZ LAW's Trust eSpeaking.
In Commerce Commission fines telcos over billing blunders, Nicole Ashby of Simpson Grierson looks at the issues around billing errors.
Last updated on the 20th February 2020