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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.

Raising Capital through Crowd Funding

From April 2014, as a result of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, NZ companies will be able to raise capital via crowd funding platforms without needing to comply with the extensive and somewhat onerous disclosure requirements of the Securities Act 1978. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

Changes to Financial Reporting Obligations

Changes to the Financial Reporting Act 2013 mean a large number of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) will no longer need to prepare general-purpose financial statements. Instead, SMEs will need to prepare new special purpose financial statements to minimum requirements set by IRD.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 12:00

NEW ZEALAND BUSINESS NUMBERS

The 550,000 New Zealand companies registered with the Companies Office will soon be assigned a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), with the intention being that all businesses have an NZBN by December this year.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 12:05

ONLINE SALES

Are you selling products or services online? Do you have a robust set of website terms and conditions? Many businesses will readily adopt a standard set of terms of trade when dealing with customers on a ‘face to face’ basis but it is surprising how many businesses are selling products and services online without appropriate website terms and conditions. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

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ISSUER ALERT

On 28 August, Commerce Minister Craig Foss welcomed the passage of major law reform aimed at improving financial market conduct and restoring investor confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

TOP TIPS FOR RECOVERING DEBT - PART TWO

Following on from last week's post, click the heading above to read part two of our top tips for recovering debt.
Written by Kylie van Heerden, Rebecca Catley at 09:00

TOP TIPS FOR RECOVERING DEBT - PART ONE

Click the heading above to read the first five of Kylie and Rebecca's top ten tips for recovering debt.
Written by Kylie van Heerden, Rebecca Catley at 09:00

WHAT MAKES A CONTRACT BINDING?

We all enter into contracts, probably more often than we realize. While a contract will commonly be in writing, you can also enter into a binding contract verbally. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

COPYRIGHT - YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

What is Copyright? How do you get it? What does it mean? Click the heading above for the answers to these questions.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

BUYING A HOUSE?

Looking to buy a house? Did you know that the Real Estate Agent MUST recommend you seek legal advice and give you a reasonable opportunity to obtain the advice before signing the Sale and Purchase Agreement? Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

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