Regulations & Law in Business



Regulations & Law in Business

New Zealand business laws are similar to those of other OECD countries. You will need to have good knowledge of the main business regulations because NZ business laws can be complex and often rapidly changing. Therefore, it’s a good idea to obtain professional advice on all matters before starting a business or investing in one.



Business Immigration

One of the greatest attractions for emigrants is that New Zealand offers an enjoyable yet affordable lifestyle compared to other Western countries. The cost of living varies depending on where ...


Companies

A company is one of the legal structures a business owner can use to run their business through. It is the one legal entity that has more to do with complying with regulations and other aspects ...



Contracts

A contract is generally an agreement between 2 or more parties to exchange something for something else or to do something. Most contracts consist of an offer to buy a product or a service ...


Lease

Lease is a legally binding contract that sets out the rights, duties and obligations of the landlord (the lessor) and the tenant (the lessee). This contract allows the tenant to use the landlord’s property ...



Non Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement is used when you have an otherwise unprotected idea that you want to show to a third party and you want the information you share with them to remain undisclosed to other parties ...


Partnerships

A partnership can be defined as; two or more people or organisations carrying on a business together with a common goal of making a profit. It is an association of two or more persons carrying on ...



Prospectus

A prospectus is a document which contains specific financial information that the securities watchdog in New Zealand and the stock exchange require from companies who are issuing stocks ...


Trademarks

A registered trademark gives the owner the exclusive legal right to use, license or sell their products within the country in which the trademark has been registered ...



Trade Secrets & Investigations

An example of a trade secret can be; a formula for a sports drink, a recipe, a new invention where the patent application has not yet been filed, or a manufacturing strategy, etc ...