Why have a Shareholder’s Agreement

In recent months we have seen plenty of examples of the hurdles that have to be overcome when there is no existing shareholder agreement in place. The absence of shareholders’ agreements among New Zealand’s mid-sized companies is a stumbling block that often results in costly disputes over how private companies are run, valued, and changes…

Companies Office fees are changing!

On 1 August 2012, the Companies Office will be making a series of changes to the fees it charges for services, and will also begin to collect levies to fund the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the External Reporting Board (XRB). The new Companies Office fee structure addresses a funding deficit and better reflects the…