LLB, BMS (Hons) | Business Team Leader - Director
Chris graduated from the University of Waikato with law and management (majoring in finance) degrees in 2005 and was also admitted to the bar in that year. Chris joined the firm’s business department in 2010 after 5 years experience in national and Auckland firms.
Chris handles corporate and business legal matters, including securities, capital raising, funds management, contract negotiation and drafting, finance, joint ventures, limited partnerships, commercial property (sale, purchase and leasing) and other general business law.
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Chris Taylor's Specialist Services
Ask us about things like buying or selling a business, doing due diligence, sorting out ownership structures, and getting the best contract documents and leases.
Chris Taylor's Blog Posts
Should you agree to provide an indemnity?
March 10, 2014
Often in commercial contracts one party is asked to give an indemnity to another. In general terms, an indemnity is a promise to pay someone else money to reimburse that other person for certain amounts eg other party for any cost, expense, liability, loss or damage that the other party might incur on the happening of a particular event.
Extended warranties - Consumer Law Reform Bill
May 13, 2013
The Consumer Law Reform Bill was reported back on by the Commerce Select Committee at the end of last year.
Reminders and tips for Terms of Trade
April 03, 2012
Are you in the business of selling or leasing goods on credit?
Fonterra imposes requirement for supplying farmers to fence streams
February 13, 2012
In late 2011 Fonterra announced it will introduce a new requirement of farmers in its terms and condition of supply.
Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill
December 01, 2011
Prior to parliament dissolving before the recent general elections, the Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill was introduced into parliament.
Financial Markets Conduct Bill
August 29, 2011
The Ministry of Economic Development (“MED”) has released, and is seeking feedback on, an exposure draft of the Financial Markets Conduct Bill.
Consumer Law Changes – Part Two
June 30, 2011
I recently blogged here about proposed changes to consumer laws in New Zealand. A Consumer Law Reform Bill (the “Bill”) has since been introduced providing details of these proposed law changes.
Personal Property Securities Act – Selling goods on credit
February 03, 2011
Do you supply goods on credit to customers as part of your business? If so, are you aware of the effect and requirements of the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”)? If not, I suggest that you read on.
Personal Property Securities Act – leases for a term of one year or greater
December 16, 2010
Did you know that if you lease goods to another person (the “Debtor”) you could be at risk of losing your rights in those goods to a third party who has lent money to the Debtor and has security over the Debtor’s assets?
Employee share schemes – part 4
November 19, 2010
Depending on the type and terms of an employee share scheme, tax can play a large role in determining the actual benefit gained by a participating employee.
Financial Advisers Act 2008
October 27, 2010
Are you affected by the recent developments that have occurred in relation to the law for financial advisers?
Employee share schemes – part 3
October 22, 2010
Where an employer wants to implement an employee share scheme, the employer should carefully consider how to structure the terms of the scheme.
Employee share schemes – part 2
September 23, 2010
As discussed in my last blog about this topic (http://webbross.co.nz/blog/?p=143), employee participation in employee share schemes may better incentivise key employees in times where cash flow is tight and raising their pay is not an option. There are also various legal and tax considerations that need to be addressed before such a scheme is established.