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Update on the Trusts Bill
While not codifying trust law, the Trusts Bill will clarify the rights and obligations of everyone involved in a trust.
New Zealand
18 May 2019
Do not lose control of your overseas assets
Many people often don't know how complicated inheritance laws can be, to deal with these overseas assets after you die.
New Zealand
17 Jul 2018
Trusts, gifting & residential care subsidies
Seek advice about the implications before gifting assets to trusts or family members.
New Zealand
13 Jun 2018
New tax rules for employee share schemes
Companies with, and thinking of adopting, an ESS as part of their remuneration package should review their arrangements.
New Zealand
2 Apr 2018
Trusts bill progressing in Parliament - a new disclosure regime
The bill will clarify and modernise the law, and place obligations on trustees to disclose information to beneficiaries.
New Zealand
7 Dec 2017
Trusts Bill - long gestation, for good reason
Trust law is hard to get right because of the need for flexibility.
New Zealand
20 Aug 2017
The Arbitration Amendment Bill 2017
This 2017 amendment bill provided an important opportunity to affirm Government support for arbitration in New Zealand.
New Zealand
11 Jul 2017
Arbitration of trust disputes: a new frontier
The Arbitration Amendment Bill 2017 alleviates uncertainty and brings trust disputes clearly under the ambit of the Act.
New Zealand
20 Jun 2017
The final word on disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries
The Supreme Court confirmed its role in supervising trustee decisions to not disclose information to beneficiaries.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2017
Beneficiary access to trust information - the final word from the Supreme Court
Trustees are often confronted with requests for information from beneficiaries concerning the administration of a trust.
New Zealand
16 Mar 2017
Ageing trustees - Does your co-trustee's diminishing mental capacity really matter?
Relatively easy tasks, when all trustees have capacity, can be complex if one of the trustees becomes incapacitated.
New Zealand
14 Mar 2017
New rules on company creditor compromises
These decisions, setting aside creditors' compromises, give new guidance on parameters of Part 14 of the Companies Act.
New Zealand
10 Mar 2017
New Zealand To Enact Tighter Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules
The New Zealand Parliament has passed a Bill which, following royal assent, will meaningfully increase disclosure obligations for NZ resident trustees of NZ foreign trusts.
New Zealand
2 Mar 2017
Do you know about the changes affecting enduring powers of attorney (EPAs)?
From 16 March 2017, enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) must be on a new form to make them easier to make and understand
New Zealand
14 Feb 2017
Chapman Tripp submission on exposure draft of Trusts Bill in New Zealand
The Ministry of Justice has sought feedback on a draft Trusts Bill, as part of a move to update the law for NZ trusts.
New Zealand
31 Jan 2017
Commitment To Transparency
The new disclosure requirements for New Zealand (NZ) foreign trusts will come into effect on 30 June 2017 for existing foreign trusts.
New Zealand
25 Jan 2017
Another step towards new legislation for trusts
The new Trusts legislation merely aims to restate the existing law, while providing clarity and updating the language.
New Zealand
30 Nov 2016
NZ Government proposes new Trust legislation – 60 years since last reform
This draft Trusts Bill is intended to replace the Trustee Act 1956 which is 60 years old and in need of modernisation.
New Zealand
22 Nov 2016
New Zealand's Government To Adopt Recommendations On Foreign Trust Disclosure Requirements
Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse announced the government will be acting on all recommendations from the Shewan Inquiry.
New Zealand
29 Jul 2016
Trusts and commercial property
It may be a good idea to use a Trust structure to purchase a commercial property, to separate it from the family home.
New Zealand
9 Jun 2016
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