Can you advertise alcohol in New Zealand?

New Zealand’s new Alcohol Advertising rules are here. If your business sells alcohol, then these rules apply to you.… Read More

The Privacy Act 2020: what you need to know

The Privacy Act 2020 strengthens privacy protections by promoting early intervention and risk management by agencies, and enhances the role of the Privacy Commissioner.… Read More

Government rent relief scheme – not quite ready to roll

The proposed scheme would provide a process to determine the level of rent relief available to small businesses and a mechanism to resolve lease disputes between landlord and tenant.… Read More

Work underway to strengthen the Fair Trading Act

The Government is amending the Fair Trading Act. The Fair Trading Amendment Bill will introduce new protections for businesses and consumers, primarily aimed at preventing unconscionable conduct in trade and unfair contract terms.… Read More

Agree how to disagree: the importance of having a shareholders agreement

When decisions become difficult, having a shareholders agreement and robust company constitution prove their worth.… Read More

Getting commercial leases right: protect your premises and your cash flow

Recent developments have shown just how important having a comprehensive, well-drafted lease is when things go wrong.… Read More

Employment update: COVID-19 – What employers need to know

If your business has suffered an actual loss, or prospective downturn, you might be looking at temporary or longer-lasting options. This note sets out some high-level guidance on the most common questions our clients are asking.… Read More

To lease or to buy? What’s best for your business?

There are pros and cons to leasing and buying, so the answer will depend on your business and the stage it’s at.… Read More

The pre-franchise sleuthing zone for prospective franchisees

Research before you buy in to a franchise is crucial, and the good news is there’s a lot you can find out for yourself.… Read More

Are your contract terms “fair”?

The New Zealand Commerce Commission is still finding businesses breaching the Unfair Contract Terms rules. … Read More

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