JD Supra New Zealand

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JD Supra
Publication date:
2019-04-29

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Latest documents

  • Establishing a Business Entity in New Zealand (Updated)

    TYPES OF BUSINESS ENTITIES - There are various entities available in New Zealand from which a business can be operated. The most commonly adopted entities are: 1. Company (including Incorporated Joint Venture (JVC)) 2. Partnership 3. Limited Partnership (LP) 4. Unincorporated Joint Venture (JV) 5. Trading Trust Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and each pose different obligations and requirements, both from a regulatory perspective and an internal perspective.

  • RM Reform gets rolling: Bills introduced to Parliament and submission closing date already looming

    Resource management reform is one step closer. The much anticipated Natural and Built Environment Bill and Spatial Planning Bill have been introduced to Parliament and submissions close on 5 February 2023. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Establishing A Business Entity In New Zealand (Updated)

    TYPES OF BUSINESS ENTITIES - There are various entities available in New Zealand from which a business can be operated. The most commonly adopted entities are: 1. Company (including Incorporated Joint Venture (JVC)) 2. Partnership 3. Limited Partnership (LP) 4. Unincorporated Joint Venture (JV) 5. Trading Trust Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and each pose different obligations and requirements, both from a regulatory perspective and an internal perspective. Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • New body corporate laws one step closer

    New body corporate laws are another step closer with the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee having now heard submissions on the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

  • Jabs, bubbles and burst of changes… Are your employment contracts up to date?

    Changes to New Zealand Employment Law are coming thick and fast since the pandemic landed within our borders. Now is a great time to familiarise yourself and get ahead of the changes ensuring your employment agreements are up-to-date so that your organisation can continue to sail smoothly.

  • New Zealand Government Introduces World-First Climate-Reporting Disclosure Laws

    On April 12, 2021, the New Zealand government introduced an omnibus bill into parliament, aiming to introduce mandatory requirements for businesses in the financial sector to disclose the impacts of climate change on themselves and develop strategies to manage climate change risks and opportunities. The Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2021 (Climate Bill) is touted by the New Zealand government as a "world first" piece of legislation.

  • Call for changes to the way we vote. But will the lawmakers listen?

    After every general election, the Electoral Commission (Commission) issues a report on how the election went and what, if any, improvements can be made. In the report just published on last year’s general election there is good news and a clear signal some significant changes should be made.

  • Can an interest in a discretionary trust ever be a proprietary interest?

    Kea Investments Limited v Watson [2021] JRC 009 - In recent years there have been increasing challenges in foreign courts to the use of corporate and trust structures to hold private wealth. As far as public opinion and news agencies are concerned trusts are utilised for tax avoidance — if not tax evasion — and the avoidance of legitimate claims from the likes of creditors and estranged spouses.

  • Is there such a thing as a moral budget?

    As the country stands at that crossroads, today’s budget doesn’t give an entirely clear direction as to which way we’re travelling. Blame Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s instincts. Robertson is a refreshingly emotional politician, unafraid to show his heartfelt empathy for anyone facing tough times. But he is also coolly pragmatic. As fast as he wants to go, he has no appetite for scaring middle voters back to National which means he’s keeping his foot only lightly on the pedal. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • How did the cyber-criminals get away? They ransomware

    What do brewery giants, infrastructure conglomerates, hospitals, and the city of Tulsa have in common? Each have recently been the victim of a ransomware. And they’re just a few of a strew of recent ransomware-based attacks around the world, including in Aotearoa. 

Featured documents

  • Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Major Forms of Business Organisation

    A foreign company or investor proposing to establish a business in New Zealand may choose from a number of different entities or forms of business organisation. Each of these forms has its advantages and disadvantages. Business owners will need to carefully consider them to determine which is the...

  • Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Taxation (Updated)

    TAXATION - It is not possible to give a complete outline of the scope of the taxation system in this guide. A brief outline of the basic taxation principles and some of the major forms of taxation are discussed below. In all cases, we strongly recommend that you obtain professional tax...

  • Littler Global Guide - New Zealand - Q2 2019

    Workplace Changes for Workers in the Screen Industry Proposed Bill or Initiative - Key changes in New Zealand’s workplace relations for the screen sector workers are set to be implemented soon. The New Zealand government has commenced drafting the legislation at the start of June 2019; the law...

  • Moving from doing not much at all to doing what can be done safely: What Alert Level 3 will look like

    Details of Alert Level 3 were released by the government on 16 April 2020. While a specific date for this transition has not been provided, the information provides all of New Zealand a chance to prepare for the future. The overriding principle for Alert Level 3, the government has said, is to...

  • When it rains, it pours...

    Grant Robertson’s rainy day Budget just poured billions – with many more billions still to come – into saving and creating jobs. If the plan works (and it is still being developed to match rapidly changing economic circumstances) then New Zealand’s economy may be spared the worst of what the Prime...

  • Insolvency practitioner licensing to commence on 1 September 2020

    After postponing the licensing of insolvency practitioners due to COVID-19, the licensing regime and the remaining provisions of the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019 (IPRA) will now commence on 1 September 2020. What has already come into force?...

  • Changes afoot for freshwater management

    There have been some changes to watch in the freshwater policy space, with recent amendments made to the Resource Management Act (RMA) to establish a new 'freshwater planning process'. The recent RMA amendments also introduced a new requirement for farms to have certified ‘freshwater farm plans’ ...

  • Changes ahead for incorporated societies

    The long-awaited Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced into Parliament last week, and it proposes to overhaul governance and member rights for incorporated societies....

  • Call for changes to the way we vote. But will the lawmakers listen?

    After every general election, the Electoral Commission (Commission) issues a report on how the election went and what, if any, improvements can be made. In the report just published on last year’s general election there is good news and a clear signal some significant changes should be made....

  • Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Regulation of Foreign Investment

    REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT - One of the first matters a foreign company or investor must consider when planning to invest in New Zealand is the impact of New Zealand’s foreign investment policy. REGULATION - Foreign investment in New Zealand is principally governed by...

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