Book launch: Corporate Law in New Zealand Event as iCalendar

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04 February 2019


Venue: Auckland Law School

Location: Level 3, Building 810, 1-11 Short Street

Host: Auckland Law School

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Corporate Law in NZ - book cover

Justice Glazebrook will launch Corporate Law in New Zealand at Auckland Law School on Monday 4 February at 1pm.

Corporate Law in New Zealand is a modern, fresh analysis of corporate law in New Zealand that places New Zealand corporations in their historical, current and international context. Key chapters include the impact of the theory of the company on New Zealand corporate law, the nature of corporate enterprise in New Zealand, Māori/iwi companies, directors’ duties, shareholders’ rights, corporate financing, corporate insolvency, relevant financial markets law, and takeovers, amalgamations and arrangements.


This new text provides a comprehensive and critical discussion of legal principles and rules governing New Zealand companies. The book is unique in its approach to the analysis of the corporate form in New Zealand as it also contains discussion of the corporation in its various contexts, looking at the ways in which companies are currently utilised as well as considering the corporate form from a sociological and economic perspective.


Corporate Law in New Zealand is written by an experienced author team, led by Professors Susan Watson and Lynne Taylor.  It is a research tool for company directors, practitioners, the judiciary, academia and corporates themselves.


Justice Helen Winkelmann in the foreword says:

“Given the role of the limited liability company in our economy and society, scholarly study is both well justified and important. The authors of Corporate Law in New Zealand have achieved a unique and valuable synthesis of the historical, theoretical and practical for which they are to be congratulated. There are many academic works that provide a historical, economic or sociological account of the company but these authors have taken the next step by using these historical and theoretical accounts to provide a framework for the law and practice of company law today…

This text is a considerable accomplishment.  It is thought provoking in the new perspectives it brings.  The authors describe and explain the law in a way which makes sense of it, improving its accessibility for law students, academics, policy makers and judges.  But I think that Corporate Law in New Zealand will also be of great assistance to the practising lawyer, and that is because of the clarity of explanation and analysis contained in it.  This text invites us all to broaden the knowledge we bring to bear when we come to apply or develop existing law.  In that I think it is a harbinger of what will be required of lawyers, judges and policy makers working in this area in the future.”


The experienced author team is led by general editors Susan Watson and Lynne Taylor.



The above book launch will be part of the CLTA Conference - Possible Futures for the Company and for Corporate Law


The Corporate Law Teachers Association has been the primary association of corporate law academics in Australasia for almost 30 years. It has over 100 members with Its membership comprising academics based in Australia and New Zealand’s leading law schools and business schools. The primary activity of CLTA is hosting an annual three day conference. This year for the first time the conference is being held in New Zealand at Auckland Law School from Sunday 3 to Tuesday 5 February. Professor Susan Watson is the convenor. There are around 70 delegates attending from Australia, New Zealand and further afield. The theme of this year’s conference is Possible Futures for the Company and Company Law. The plenary programme includes a key note address from Professor Luca Enriques of Oxford University, a keynote address by Justice Susan Glazebrook, a teaching session on the longitudinal study of law students carried out at Canterbury University led by Professor Lynne Taylor and Associate Professor John Caldwell, and a Panel convened by Brian Tunui on Maori Corporate Governance. There are also five parallel sessions over three days with papers from attending delegates.


For further information about the conference please visit the website