Company Law in New Zealand, 2nd edition

A comprehensive discussion and analysis of the principles of company law in New Zealand.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781927313169

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Company Law in New Zealand provides a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the principles of company law in NZ. The work covers all aspects of the law relating to companies from the fundamentals of company law and the operation of the company’s business through to formal insolvency.


  • Easy to use
  • Collaboratively written by a panel of expert authors
  • Includes discussion of amendments to the Companies Act 1993 and Limited Partnerships Act 2008 that came into force in 2014

Related Titles

Watts, Director’s Powers and Duties, 2nd ed. (2015)
Morison’s Company and Securities Law, (Looseleaf),
Farmer and Hillind, Student Companion: Company Law, 2nd edition (2015)


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Table of contents

Part 1: The fundamentals of property law

  1. The company in context

  2. Corporate personality

  3. The consequences of incorporation

  4. Formation of companies

  5. Constitution and other governance instruments


  7. Distributions

Part 2: Operating the company’s business

  1. The division of powers between directors and shareholders

  2. Directors – definition and status

  3. Company meetings

  4. Company contracting

Part 3: Directors’ duties

  1. Directors’ duties - sources and beneficiaries

  2. Duty to act in the best interests of the company

  3. Liability for profiting

  4. Conflicts of interest

  5. The directors’ duty of care, skill and diligence and compliance with the Act and constitution

  6. Insolvency and directors’ duties

  7. Duties owed to shareholders and the duty to act for a proper purpose

  8. Ratification of directors’ breaches of duty

Part 4: Shareholder’s rights and remedies

  1. Shareholder remedies: personal rights, corporate rights and the derivative action

  2. Shareholder remedies: winding up, buy-outs and relief from oppressive, discriminatory or unfairly prejudicial conduct

Part 5: Accounts, audits and records

  1. Accounts, audits and records

Part 6: Mergers, takeovers and amalgamations

  1. Corporate takeovers

  2. Amalgamations

Part 7: Formal insolvency

  1. Insolvency proceedings