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
Release Date: December 01, 2015
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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.

Key changes for the second edition include the addition of current case law (affecting most chapters); expanded discussion of administration during Insolvency proceedings; and discussion of the amendments to the Companies Act 1993 and Limited Partnerships Act 2008 that came into force in 2014 and their subsequent impact on business operations and directors' duties. 

With the first edition being cited numerous times in the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal and High Court of New Zealand Company Law in New Zealand is an invaluable resource for all practitioners and students of company law.

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

     8. The division of powers between directors and shareholders

     9. Directors – definition and status

     10. Company meetings

     11. Company contracting

Part 3: Directors’ duties

     12. Directors’ duties - sources and beneficiaries

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

     14. Liability for profiting

     15. Conflicts of interest

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

     17. Insolvency and directors’ duties

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

     19. Ratification of directors’ breaches of duty

Part 4: Shareholder’s rights and remedies

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

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

Part 5: Accounts, audits and records

     22. Accounts, audits and records

Part 6: Mergers, takeovers and amalgamations

     23. Corporate takeovers

     24. Amalgamations

Part 7: Formal insolvency

     25. Insolvency proceedings