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The use of electronic signatures

October 2016

In this article Carl, a Law Clerk in our Commercial Team, summarises the law on the use of electronic signatures.

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The Aksentijevic decision and commercial electronic messages

September 2016

Aksentijevic v Department of Internal Affairs [2016] NZHC 226 is a recent decision of the New Zealand High Court in relation to breaches of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.

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Franchise update: Restraints of trade in the age of LinkedIn

By Daniel Shore - August 2016

Daniel considers a recent case concerning a franchisee’s restraint of trade in the context of using business networking social media.

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Honey New Zealand (International) Limited decision and health claims in the food industry

July 2016

We summarise a recent Court of Appeal decision which considered health claims relating to the honey industry and the interpretation of the Food Standards Code.

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Changes to the tax regime affecting property transactions

June 2016

The NZ government has recently taken legislative steps with the stated objectives of: collecting more information about property buyers and sellers; improving tax compliance; and cooling the heated property market. In this article Chelsie discusses those measures.

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