New Zealand – Corporate Governance in New Zealand

Corporate Governance in New Zealand

Chapman Tripp –  Volatility and disruption In recent years, political and economic volatility have been a constant for boards, particularly in global-facing businesses. More generally, directors have faced an uncertain business environment and a step-up in expectations for workplace health and safety and, more recently, management of cyber risk. Shareholders, customers and employees have demanded … Read more…

Cyber Security Risk – A New Zealand Perspective

Bell Gully on Cyber Security Risk

Bell Gully – New Zealand Cyber attacks are growing in scale and sophistication just as many businesses are increasingly providing and using products and services online. Concern is fuelled by well-resourced and high profile businesses publicly falling prey to cyber attacks. As a result, in addition to commercial concerns, more and more businesses and boards … Read more…

Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Exit & The Bad News That Is Sexual Harassment

Bill O'Reilly and the Bad News That Is Sexual Harassment

Dundas Street Employment Lawyers –  Fox News presenter, Bill O’Reilly was until recently the host of America’s highest rating cable news show. That didn’t stop the network from relieving him of his duties last week after it emerged that he had been the subject of multiple sexual harassment complaints. The beginning of the end for … Read more…

New Kid on the Block: The Contract & Commercial Law Act 2017

Russell McVeagh –  The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (CCLA) is the new kid on the block in New Zealand’s commercial law landscape. Passed earlier this month, the CCLA will come into force on 1 September 2017. The CCLA is not intended to substantially amend the law, however, in-house practitioners should be aware that … Read more…

The Contingent Workforce: What happens when a job for life becomes a job for a day?

The Contingent Workforce: When a Job for Life Becomes a Job for the Day

EY.com – For decades, businesses have relied on the contingent workforce to backfill labor gaps, access specialist skills and meet short-term labor shortages. Until recently, however, it has operated as an adjunct to the traditional full-time workforce. In the EY Contingent Workforce Study survey, US employers reported that contingent workers comprise, on average, 17% of … Read more…

The Warminger trial: Determining the parameters of permissible conduct

Russell McVeagh - New Zealand - The Warminger trial: Determining the parameters of permissible conduct

Russell McVeagh –  On Friday, the Auckland High Court released its decision in the first defended market manipulation case decided in New Zealand.1 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) alleged that former Milford Asset Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger manipulated the market through certain trades between January and September in 2014. Venning J held that Mr … Read more…

Kim Dotcom One Step Closer to Extradition

Dotcom One Step Closer to Extradition

New Zealand – Chapman Tripp – The High Court has delivered an emphatic victory to the Crown and the United States Government, agreeing with the District Court that Kim Dotcom is eligible for extradition to face criminal copyright and other charges. Catch-up In 2015, the District Court ruled the “Internet entrepreneur”, recording artist and erstwhile … Read more…

Regulatory Reform Give Financial Advice Providers Plenty to Think About

New Zealand – Kensington Swan – Regulatory reform details give financial advice providers plenty to think about That’s the key message coming from Monday’s FAA review panel session hosted by Kensington Swan. The session was held in response to the draft Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill, released for consultation on 17 February, with the panel … Read more…