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Limited Partnerships

Limited partnerships are a relatively new type of business structure in New Zealand. Since the introduction of the Limited Partnerships Act in 2008, limited partnerships have become an increasingly popular vehicle, allowing investors to enjoy the “best of both worlds”.

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Insight into the Financial Markets Conducts Act 2013

Investment law in New Zealand is undergoing the most significant regulatory overhaul in more than 30 years. Cavell Leitch is at the forefront of this new regime. With substantial experience in New Zealand and overseas, we are leading our clients through the challenging technical aspects of investment law and describing ...

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Timely reminder of directors’ duties

In the recent case of Morgenstern v Jeffreys, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a High Court ruling that Morgenstern had breached his duties as a director by selling all of the shares in Morning Star Limited to Morning Star Enterprises Limited (in liquidation) for $3.5 million.

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Franchise Agreements

Franchising is a business model in which one business (the franchisor) allows a separately owned business (the franchisee) to use their systems, brand name and other intellectual property rights in return for royalties and other considerations.

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