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Welcome to the Sharp Tudhope Lawyers' blog. Here you will find  topical information and advice relating to a wide range of areas of law, written by our legal experts.

FMCA TRANSITION PERIOD ENDS

As of yesterday, 1 December 2016, the 2 year transition period under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (“FMCA”) officially came to an end. Now, all offers of financial products (such as shares) must be made under the FMCA and the Securities Act 1978 is put to bed.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 00:00

DIRECTORS, ARE YOU INDEMNIFIED?

The risk of legal liability that directors are exposed to is increasing, particularly with the introduction of new or amended legislation, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 00:00

DISTRIBUTION 101 FOR EXPORTERS

Many of you would have seen the launch of the Zespri Bay of Plenty Export NZ Awards 2016, with the big event to take place on 24 June 2016. We have some incredibly successful exporters in this region who know all about the importance of having distribution arrangements based on more than just a hand shake at a trade show. For those new to exporting, it can be hard to know where to start and the prospect of engaging a lawyer to draft a Distribution Agreement can be daunting, especially when you can think of much better uses of your often limited cash flow.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 00:00

RESIDENT DIRECTOR REQUIREMENTS IN FULL FORCE AS OF 28 OCTOBER

As of 28 October 2015 all companies must now have ensured they have at least one director that either: - Lives in New Zealand; or - Lives in Australia and is a director of a company incorporated in Australia.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 11:00

CHANGES TO COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECTORS

The Companies Amendment Act 2014 has introduced two key changes to compliance requirements for directors:
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 12:00

COMVITA RAISES $24.4M UNDER NEW SECURITIES LAWS

NZX listed Comvita Limited has announced the successful completion of a 1 for 5 renounceable rights offer and shortfall book build, raising $24.4million.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 15:00

CHANGES TO LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS IN FORCE SEPTEMBER 1 2014

A reminder from our earlier blog dated 7 August: The majority of the provisions of the Limited Partnerships Amendment Act 2014 come into force on 1 September 2014. Click the heading above to see the list of changes and how they may affect you.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS - CHANGES ARE COMING

Come 1 September 2014 all new Limited Partnerships will be subject to new requirements set out in the Limited Partnerships Amendment Act 2014.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

A STRICT NEW APPROACH TO TRANSFER PRICING

A strict new Australian approach to transfer pricing will impact New Zealand businesses with Australian operations.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 00:00

EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEME EXEMPTION ANNOUNCED

There will be new exemption rules for employee share schemes as part of the Financial Markets Conduct Act implementation.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

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