Publication Due December 2022

Company Law in New Zealand provides a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the principles of company law in New Zealand. Covering the law affecting companies registered under the Companies Act 1993, it provides expert explanation and guidance of the principles of company law from fundamental concepts (such as corporate personality, incorporation, formation, constitutions, shares and distributions) through operating considerations (shareholders, directors, meetings, and accounts, audits and records) to the evolution or dissolution of the company (mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, and formal insolvency).

The third edition has involved a thorough review of most chapters in order to introduce new material and integrate the large number of significant company law cases from New Zealand and other Commonwealth jurisdictions since 2015. Chapter 17 on directors’ duties in insolvency has been largely rewritten. Other examples of new material include discussion of whether directors owe duties of collegiality, and revision of parts of the chapter on company contracting to take account of developments in that area.

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

by Peter Watts (Author) , Neil Campbell (Author) , Christopher Hare (Author)