Commercial Law

The Court of Appeal recently released a judgment concerning the scope of a restraint of trade clause, following the sale of a business. 

Commercial Law

A trade mark is a badge of origin, it allows customers to distinguish the goods and/or services of one trader from those of another. 

Purchasing a kiwifruit orchard comes with lots to think about and plenty of due diligence to undertake. Often the purchase will be conditional on these further investigations, so what is important to consider?

On 23 August 2021, the Government announced its decision to formally require most businesses to keep contact tracing records at all alert levels. These requirements come into force at 11.59pm on 7 September 2021.

A common issue for commercial tenancies is payment of rent during periods where the tenant’s business cannot operate due to alert levels.

We have been acting for both businesses and consumers dealing with consumer issues arising from COVID-19.

Commercial Law

What is cartel behaviour and what does it mean to my business?

A speedy cost effective procedure to deal with disputes over rent abatement.

Commercial Law

With New Zealand in a Lockdown situation, Emergency Clauses have come under scrutiny.  Do they apply while NZ is at COVID-19 Alert Levels 4 and 3?

Commercial Law

On 3 April 2020, the Minister of Finance announced proposed changes to the Companies Act to protect companies affected by the Covid-19.