JD Supra New Zealand

JD Supra
Publication date:


Latest documents

  • 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. 

  • The 21st Century’s “Chernobyl moment” - Panel finds crucial failures in WHO and worldwide response to COVID-19

    The Helen Clark-led COVID-19 panel of experts has found there were crucial shortcomings in the world’s response to the deadly pandemic, which has now claimed over 3.3 million lives. 

Featured documents

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT