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Tuesday 21 April 2015

Cartel damages thinned out

The High Court recently concluded that a victim of price-fixing could not recover from one wrong-doer damages compensating for losses it suffered at the hands of others.
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Monday 20 April 2015

Employee share schemes - proposed reforms to tax collection mechanism

Benefits derived by employees under share (including share option) schemes are usually taxable income to the employees.
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Tuesday 7 April 2015

Clayton v Clayton: Court of Appeal reminder that trusts are not always sacrosanct

In a recent high profile relationship property case, Clayton v Clayton [2015] NZCA 30, the Court of Appeal held that a power of the trust’s settlor to appoint and remove trust beneficiaries was “relationship property” for the purposes of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the Act).
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Tuesday 7 April 2015

When are lenders’ fees unreasonable? Guidance from the Court of Appeal

In an eagerly anticipated judgment the Court of Appeal has laid down the test for determining when fees charged to borrowers are unreasonable.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Major competition law reform recommended in Australia

A major review of Australian competition law has recommended fundamental changes to the key Australian legislation.
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