free governance resources
Browse our templates and self-serve your legal governance basics.
free governance templates
Browse our free templates and get your legal basics covered.
This constitution intended for use by a company with a simple shareholding structure and only one class of shares.
director deed of indemnity
This deed of indemnity is intended for use when a company wishes to indemnify a director.
shareholders’ agreement – product companies
This is a simple shareholders’ agreement intended for use by small to medium sized growth companies.
shareholders’ agreement – services companies
This shareholders’ agreement is intended for use by small to medium sized services companies.
the latest on governance
Here's the round up of our discussion on governance across our blogs.
don’t just rely on the companies office for your share register – here’s why
Scratch a little deeper and there are some compelling reasons why a company should put in place, and maintain, a share register.
updated shareholders’ agreement template for product companies
We’ve updated our shareholders’ agreement template for product companies as part of a recent spring-clean of our governance templates.
all aboard? : a warning for managing minority shareholders
The recent case of Dold v Murphy shows how important good governance arrangements are where minority shareholders are involved.
Takeovers Code updated to exclude small unlisted companies
Small cash-poor companies with over 50 shareholders rejoice. New changes to the Takeovers Code mean that it’s now easier for smaller companies to manage their shareholdings without significant administrative and regulatory burdens.
new compliance requirements for NZ registered companies
From 1 May 2015, new compliance requirements for all companies registered in New Zealand will come into effect. These new compliance requirements and associated key dates are set out below.…
submission to the takeovers panel on small takeovers code companies
The Takeovers Panel is consulting on the cost of legal compliance for small companies that are caught by the Takeovers Code (making them Code Companies). The Panel is interested in…
employee share schemes – let’s get cracking ministers!
For years, NZ tech companies and their employees have been held back by NZ’s securities laws governing private company employee share schemes. Overseas high growth technology hubs are fueled by…
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