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Heath and Whale Insolvency Law in New Zealand, 3rd edition

Heath and Whale Insolvency Law in New Zealand, 3rd edition

Paul Heath QC and Mike Whale, 2018

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Publication date: October, 2018

 

The ‘first port of call’ for those working in, or with an interest in, insolvency.

 

Format: Paperback

Description

Heath and Whale Insolvency Law in New Zealand, 3rd edition, covers both corporate and personal insolvencies in New Zealand. This edition includes developments in the law over the past five years, such as the enactment of the Insolvency Amendment Act 2016, the proposed co-regulation licensing regime for insolvency practitioners, and the updated commentary of relevant case law.


The book provides legal and practical guidance on insolvency and restructuring issues commonly encountered in New Zealand. It is both academically sound and founded in the practical realities of a busy insolvency practitioner’s life – a text that will be the ’first port of call’ for all those working in, or with an interest in, insolvency.

 

Features

• Edited by industry experts Justice Paul Heath and Mike Whale.
• A single portable volume of authoritative insolvency law.
• Most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of insolvency law in New Zealand available.

 

Related LexisNexis Titles

Brown & Telfer, Personal and Corporate Insolvency Legislation, 2nd edition, 2012
Watts, Campbell & Hare Company Law in New Zealand, 2nd edition, 2015

Author

Justice Paul Heath LLB (Auck) was admitted to the bar in 1978 and joined the Department of Justice at Auckland as an investigating solicitor. Paul joined Stance Hammond Grace & Partners (Hamilton) in 1981, and was a partner between 1983 and 1995. He was a consultant to the New Zealand Law Commission from 1997 to 1999 and was then appointed a part-time Commissioner for three years. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1998 and a High Court judge in 2002.


Mike Whale practices in the corporate, commercial and insolvency law areas. He also has expertise in the banking and securities law fields. Also a qualified accountant, he was co–convenor of the New Zealand Law Society and Institute of Chartered Accountants' Joint Insolvency Law Reform Committee from its inception in 1993 until September 2001.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction


Personal insolvency

Chapter 2: Introduction
Chapter 3: Process for procuring bankruptcy
Chapter 4: Property divisible amongst creditors
Chapter 5: Duties of bankrupt
Chapter 6: Powers and duties of official assignee
Chapter 7: Distribution of bankrupt's property
Chapter 8: Offences by bankrupt
Chapter 9: Discharge from and annulment of bankruptcy
Chapter 10: Alternatives to bankruptcy
Chapter 11: Preferential debts - personal insolvency


Receivership

Chapter 14: Company receiverships
Chapter 15: Hiving down


Corporate rescue

Chapter 16: Compromises, amalgamations and schemes of arrangement
Chapter 17: Voluntary administration


Liquidation

Chapter 20: The liquidation process
Chapter 21: The consequences of liquidation
Chapter 22: The liquidator's duties, rights and powers
Chapter 23: Liability of related companies, shareholders & directors


Antecedent transactions

Chapter 24: Avoidance of antecedent transactions


Preferential debt and set-off

Chapter 28: Priority claims and set-off
Chapter 29: Preferential debt
Chapter 30: Set-off


Special entities

Chapter 46: Trading trusts


Cross-border insolvency

Chapter 52: Cross-border insolvency legislation
Chapter 53: UNCITRAL Model Law


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