Mayne Wetherell has produced a guide to doing business in New Zealand to provide overseas investors, and their advisers, with information about investing here.
The guide summarises inbound investment, immigration, investment structures, financial services regulation, tax, securities, takeovers, intellectual property, employment, land law, and trade practices.
Useful links to market events and commentary.
Commerce Commission – Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Healthcare NZ/Geneva Healthcare Group.
The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (Healthcare NZ) proposed acquisition of Geneva Healthcare Limited and its related companies. The statement of preliminary issues outlines the key competition issues that the Commission currently considers will be important in deciding whether or not to grant clearance to the proposed acquisition.
Vector to return $13.9m to Auckland electricity consumers under settlement with Commerce Commission.
Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.
Consultation paper: Proposed exemption to facilitate personalised robo-advice.
The FMA is considering granting an exemption to enable personalised robo-advice services to be offered in New Zealand. This is to be a temporary measure until changes to financial adviser laws to enable this take effect in 2019.