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

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

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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.

Related LexisNexis Titles

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


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Table of contents


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


Chapter 14: Company receiverships

Chapter 15: Hiving down

Corporate rescue

Chapter 16: Compromises, amalgamations and schemes of arrangement

Chapter 17: Voluntary administration


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