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A new Trusts Act for New Zealand
  • Taylor Wessing
  • New Zealand
  • December 1 2016

On 10 November 2016 the New Zealand Government released a consultation draft Trusts Bill, seeking to update the general law governing trusts in New


A Historic Section Revived
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • November 24 2016

The Supreme Court decision of Clayton v Clayton has given new insight into the operation of section 182, Family Proceedings Act 1980. The section is


What standing does a bankrupt beneficiary have to request and receive information about a trust?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • New Zealand
  • July 6 2016

In Erceg v Erceg the New Zealand Court of Appeal ruled on the standing of bankrupt beneficiaries to bring claims against trustees. In addition, the


Asia Region Funds Passport will facilitate the cross-border offering of managed funds
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Asia-Pacific, New Zealand
  • July 4 2016

The Asia Region Funds Passport will provide a multilaterally agreed framework for offering high quality regulated managed funds across participating


New Zealand Court consider the scope of legal advice privilege as between beneficiary and trustee
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • New Zealand
  • May 31 2016

In Burgess v Monk 2016 NZHC 527, the New Zealand High Court has held that the principle that, in matters relating to the administration of a trust


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