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Anderson Creagh Lai Limited is a boutique commercial law firm established in 2006. The firm’s focus is driven by partners with strong top-level experience in a wide range of corporate, financial, commercial and cross-border legal issues.

Newly issued shares in investment companies to be treated as managed investment products

The Financial Markets Authority recently introduced legislation which will affect certain unliste... Read More

Warminger Market Manipulation Case Closed

The FMA has announced that its market manipulation case against Mark Warminger is now closed... Read More

Searches by the Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates possible instances of serious or complex fraud... Read More

Investigations by the Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates possible instances of serious or complex fraud... Read More

Searches by the Financial Markets Authority

The FMA investigates possible breaches of New Zealand's financial markets legislation... Read More

Investigations by the Financial Markets Authority

The FMA investigates possible breaches of New Zealand's financial markets legislation... Read More

Searches by the Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission (CC) investigates possible breaches of New Zealand’s consumer protectio... Read More

Investigations by the Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission (CC) investigates possible breaches of New Zealand’s consumer protectio... Read More

New rules for seeking access to court documents

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Penalty Clauses

A Court of Appeal decision has clarified when penalty clauses in contracts are unenforceable... Read More

Changes to Consumer Rights in Banking

Following a review of banking culture, MBIE has released a discussion paper proposing changes... Read More

Changes to the Hobbit Law

A law change is on the way for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector... Read More

Implied Terms

A recent decision of the High Court illustrates the role of “implied terms”... Read More

Duty of Care Towards Purchasers

A High Court decision has found that real estate agents may owe duties of care towards purchasers... Read More

The New Trusts Act 2019: What Should Trustees Do?

ACL has formed a specialist team to advise on the new Trusts Act 2019... Read More

Is COVID-19 Preventing your Business from Performing its Contractual Obligations?

The COVID-19 outbreak and New Zealand’s move to alert level 4 will affect many businesses... Read More

COVID-19 Alert Level 4 (or 3): Do I Still Have to Pay Rent?

Lockdown under Covid-19 Level 4 has meant many commercial premises have ceased to be accessible... Read More

Habeas Corpus in the Time of COVID-19

The Court of Appeal has upheld an earlier decision declining a writ of habeas corpus... Read More

Alert – A ‘Safe Harbour’ for the COVID-19 Storm - What Directors Should Consider

Updated 7 May 2020 - Government announced on 3 April 2020 temporary changes to the Companies Act... Read More

Amendments to the Overseas Investment Act 2005

The New Zealand Government is further amending the Overseas Investment Act 2005.... Read More

Congratulations to our client, StretchSense, on its recent acquisition of US based mocap animation studio, MocapNow. More information on the acquisition can be found in the NBR article and the StretchSense press release linked below: https://www.nbr.co.nz/story/stretchsense-buys-us-motion-capture-heavyweight-mocapnow https://stretchsense.com/article-resources/press/stretchsense-acquires-us-company-mocapnow/