If you are concerned that your business could be failing, seeking expert advice early is the best way to ensure that issues are minimised. Insolvency disputes can be costly and time-consuming. Our team of insolvency dispute lawyers provide expert advice and guidance on the options available.
We offer expert advice and support on:
- Insolvent transaction claims.
- Creditor compromises.
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Director Duties When a Company is Faced with Insolvency
The recent decision of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper  NZSC 100 is especially relevant for company directors given the present financial uncertainties caused by COVID-19. The case summarises director duties under the Companies Act 1993 for companies facing insolvency.
Farm failure and family fallout leads to Supreme Court ruling on prejudiced shareholders provision
Baker v Hodder  NZSC 78 deals with important company law issues, and at the highest level. In a sadly familiar set of facts, this case concerned a farming business run on land owned by a family company which was unsuccessful and ultimately became insolvent, forcing the sale of the farm. It is worth noting as it is the first decision by the Supreme Court on the ‘prejudiced shareholders provision’, contained in section 174 of the Companies Act.
Changes to the construction retentions regime
In this article we summarise changes to the construction retentions regime.
Dispute Resolution at McCaw Lewis
We can also assist with:
- Trust and Estate Disputes
- Relationship Property and Family Disputes
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Construction Disputes
- Debt Recovery and Creditors' Remedies
- Civil and Commercial Disputes
- Franchise Disputes
- Insolvency Issues
- Insurance Disputes
- Property and Lease Disputes
- Tort Claims (including Negligence)
- Rural Disputes
- Claims in Equity
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Iwi Disputes
- Māori Land Dispute Resolution