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Jul 26

The Norris Law Firm Partners Graduate w/ Master of Laws (LL.M) Honors Distinction.

On May 8, 2013, LL.M.(Hons) degrees were conferred upon The Norris Law Firm partners, Ada Echetebu and Zachary D. Norris by the University of Auckland Law School. Ada received her LL.M. in International Corporate and Commercial Law and Mr. Norris received his in International Dispute Resolution.

May 08

US Attorney General Eric Holder Addresses the Faculty of Law at University of Auckland

US Attorney General Eric Holder Addresses the Faculty of Law at University of Auckland The United States Attorney General Eric Holder was in Auckland on May 7, 2013 to meet with the attorney generals of the Quintet (NZ, Australia, UK, USA and Canada) to discuss international cooperation on fighting cyber crime, human trafficking, corruption, child …

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Apr 24

Tort Claims Act: Extraterritorial Application of US Law

The United States Supreme Court recently issued an opinion regarding the US Alien Tort Claims Act. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (No. 10-1491, April 17, 2013). In this case, Nigerian nationals residing in the United States attempted to sue Shell Oil Company for violations of the “Laws of Nations” in Nigeria. Specifically, these Nigerian nationals …

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Apr 05

The American Rule and Attorney Fees in US Litigation

One of the most striking differences between the US and the NZ legal system is the rule regarding the payment of attorney fees by the litigants. In New Zealand, and in most other Common Law courts, attorney fees of the litigants are controlled by the English Rule. The English Rule provides, in general, that the …

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Mar 28

The Norris Law Firm on the Air in New Zealand

New Zealand and US perspectives on American Gun Culture. The Norris Law Firm on the Air in New Zealand about American Gun Culture: One of the things that we love to do here in New Zealand is to provide a US legal perspective to the media and other special interest groups. We were invited to …

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Mar 28

Kiwi Business, Litigation and American Law

New Zealand business and American Law As the co-founder of Norris Legal Consulting, the first dedicated American law firm in New Zealand, I am very interested in finding out what kind of American legal advice is most needed by Kiwis. While we offer a full range of business advice, a large amount of our Kiwi …

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Mar 28

The Norris Law firm Congratulates Ada Echetebu (Master of Laws)

The Norris Law Firm congratulates its Senior US Legal Adviser Ada Echetebu on the completion of her Master of Laws requirements. On 25 September, Ms. Echetebu submitted her LL.M. Research Portfolio at the University of Auckland Postgraduate Faculty of Law. Ms. Echetebu’s portfolio, supervised by Professor Peter Watts and Amokura Kawharu, consists of three papers: …

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Mar 28

American Law and Incorporation in the United States by a foreign investor.

Incorporation in the United States: New Zealand clients wishing to incorporate in the United States should definitely sit down with a US lawyer and a US tax adviser to discuss the options involved. Many clients simply wish to have a business presence in the US where they plan on doing business. For the majority of …

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Mar 28

Bringing Tinseltown, USA to New Zealand and Hollywood Entertainment Law

Hollywood Entertainment Law With the New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key’s recent push to attract American television and movie production to New Zealand by offering a 15% tax rebate, we can expect to see an increase in the amount of entertainment employment available. New Zealand actors and film industry workers have experienced working with the …

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Mar 28

NLC Congratulates Zachary D. Norris (Master of Laws)

Master of Laws: Norris Legal Consulting congratulates its Principal, Zachary D. Norris on the completion of his Master of Laws (LL.M.) requirements. On 10 October 2012, Mr. Norris, Master of Laws, submitted his L.L.M. Research Portfolio at the University of Auckland Postgraduate Faculty of Law. Mr. Norris’ portfolio, supervised by Professor Peter Watts, consists of …

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