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Selling your home when it is owned by a family trust

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 11 2014

The High Court has delivered two separate decisions within the last five months on the issue of whether a sale and purchase agreement is binding if

Legislative changes to pave the way for FATCA in New Zealand

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand, USA
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  • February 4 2014

The Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Bill (theBill), includes various legislative measures intended to pave the way

New Zealand: first choice for estate, inheritance and tax planning

  • Mossack Fonseca & Co
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 19 2013

New Zealand is a prosperous and stable country with a strong economy. It is a member of the British Commonwealth and the OECD. New Zealand has secure

Updates on employment law, new tax deduction law for bach owners and trust law to be overhauled

  • James & Wells
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 25 2013

A recent Court of Appeal decision4 has confirmed that compulsory employer KiwiSaver contributions cannot be deducted from the minimum wage paid to

Further amendments proposed for the Financial Reporting Bill

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 5 2013

Last week a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) was released with some final amendments to the Financial Reporting Bill, which is expected to be passed

Dealing with trustees - ensuring access to trust assets

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 9 2013

This Court of Appeal decision (Insight Legal Trustee Company Ltd v Stokes 2013 NZCA 148) highlights the principle that one trustee cannot act as

Law Commission review of the Trustee Act - an overdue review

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 9 2013

A comprehensive review of the law of trust and the Trustee Act 1956 (the Act) is underway, with the Law Commission issuing a report outlining a

Law Commission recommends replacing the Trustee Act 1956

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 26 2013

The Law Commission has released its report Review of the Law of Trusts: A Trusts Act for New Zealand (NZLC R130). A copy of the report is available

A new Trusts Act "fit for the 21st century"

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 12 2013

New Zealand is estimated to have between 300,000 and 500,000 trusts, yet the law which governs them has been on the statute books since 1956. That's

Haunted by the past? The hangover of gift duty abolition and preserving ability for eligibility

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 16 2013

With the number of family trusts in New Zealand continually on the rise, a recent High Court decision has highlighted an issue relevant to a vast