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New Zealand - review of offshore online betting regulation
  • Addisons
  • New Zealand
  • June 5 2015

Last month, New Zealand announced a review of its legal approach towards online betting services provided by offshore operators to New Zealand


A beneficiary’s right to information - what should trustees disclose?
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • February 3 2015

There have been a number of recent cases where beneficiaries have gone to court to seek information about the activities of a trust of which they are


Selling your home when it is owned by a family trust
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • 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
  • New Zealand, USA
  • 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
  • New Zealand
  • 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
  • New Zealand
  • 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
  • New Zealand
  • 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
  • New Zealand
  • 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
  • New Zealand
  • 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
  • New Zealand
  • 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