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Why Have A Shareholders Agreement? Company Lawyer Auckland Dukesons Business Law

February 2017

There’s a long list of important issues that could be dealt with in a shareholders agreement. Especially important issues include: Read more

Residency Requirement for Director of NZ Company - Company Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

January 2017

New Zealand companies are required to have at least one director who lives in New Zealand; or lives in Australia and is also the director of an Australian company (excluding a branch). Read more

Trade Mark Owners Mislead By Overseas Company - Trade Mark Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

December 2016

The Commerce Commission has warned Gibraltar-based company PTMO Limited for a notice it sent to New Zealand trademark holders. Amongst other things, the Commission considered that the notice gave… Read more

Shoddy Employers Take Note - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

December 2016

Just Kebab Ltd was ordered by the ERA to pay a $40,000 penalty and $33,661 in arrears to an employee for failing to pay the minimum wage and holiday pay and failing to keep accurate employment… Read more

Intellectual Property Law -Trade Mark owners beware of scams and slick marketing - Trade Mark Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

November 2016

I'm a business lawyer in Auckland and in my capacity as an intellectual property lawyer, I've sent updates previously about the need for trade mark owners to be weary of scams and slick marketing.… Read more

Effect of Employee Conduct and Remedies - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

November 2016

The Employment Court has made an important decision on what bearing an employee's conduct has when they bring a grievance and seek a remedy. Employment lawyers in Auckland wouldn't necessarily be… Read more

Employers and Secret Recordings - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

October 2016

You may be surprised to learn that secret recordings can be admitted in evidence even though this may involve a breach of privacy and that instinctually, it may just seem like dirty play. The position… Read more

More Misleading Conduct -Yet Another Well Known Trader Charged - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law Update

September 2016

When it rains, it pours. I’ve commented on “Godreys”, “Bike Barn”, and now there's “Nurofen”. Want to be that there will be more? Read more

Misleading Conduct - Another Well Known Trader Charged - Risks for all Traders - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

September 2016

The Bike Barn is yet another reasonably well known company alleged by the Commerce Commission to be flouting consumer laws. Given that all lawyers probably become cynical, consumer lawyers probably… Read more

Terms of Trade - Extended Warranties - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Contract Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

September 2016

As a business lawyer, it seems to me that traders/suppliers are often reluctant to review their terms of trade and other supply contracts. Any contract lawyer will say that this is short sighted.… Read more

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