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Residential land withholding tax from 1 July
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • May 16 2016

After 1 July, many New Zealand companies, partnerships and trusts with an overseas connection will be subject to residential land withholding tax

Supreme Court leaves door open to trust-busting litigation
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • April 20 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled that some family trust structures will be ineffective in protecting assets from claims by former partners and

Trusts - Where are we now?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • April 1 2016

In this, the final of our thought leadership papers for the Bermuda conference, we reflect upon the current political and judicial environment for

Creditors and jurisdiction - choose wisely
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Cook Islands, Hong Kong, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • March 7 2016

The use of trusts for asset protection purposes is well established and - in principle - not improper. However, recent history has seen increasing

Transcontinental trusts conference
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Bermuda, Jersey, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • February 24 2016

When we came together at Herbert Smith Freehills to plan the next 12 months for our contentious trusts practice earlier this year, it became apparent

Trustees take note: FATCA and the family trust
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand, USA
  • December 15 2015

FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) came into force in July 2014. It is far-reaching and may impose a compliance burden on The trustees of

Attempted stay of $25m Court order dismissed
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 14 2015

Mr Kidd issued proceedings in the High Court alleging that Mr van Heeren had misappropriated funds from an equal partnership the two had operated out

Trusts and the new tax statement rules for land transactions
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • October 22 2015

From 1 October 2015, all parties to transactions which include a transfer of land or an interest in land have to complete a "tax statement" as part

Private wealth newsletter - Summer 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Jersey, New Zealand
  • August 13 2015

It is a common mistake for people to think that trusts operate in the same way as companies. In fact, there are key differences which can trip up the

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